Motorcycle accident claim solicitors

Motorcycle accident claim solicitors

For getting your life back on track

Motorcycle accidents are all too common, and the consequences for riders can be extremely serious. Too often, drivers fail to look properly and cause accidents that can result in life-changing injuries to someone on a motorbike.

If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, compensation may make your recovery more comfortable, or help you adjust to life with an injury. A claim for compensation can help recover the cost of repairs to your motorbike, recover lost earnings, and even pay for adjustments to your home or vehicle if you’re left with permanent injuries.

Switalskis has helped many people in situations like yours to claim the compensation they were owed. With our successes in this area, we’ve seen just how big a difference motorcycle accident compensation can make, and we want to support you through this process.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

How Switalskis can help

The team at Switalskis has expertise in the legal complexities of making a motorcycle accident injury claim. We provide a combination of legal advice and emotional support to make sure you have everything you need throughout the claims process.

Motorcycle accidents can arise from a variety of situations. They can be a result of other road users, a defect in the road surface, spillage on the road or defective equipment. Often, the effects of an accident are not just physical. You might have experienced harm or damage to your confidence, all of which makes it difficult to get back on the road. At Switalskis, we have a lot of experience with personal injury cases, and specifically motorbike accident claims. We know what questions to ask to make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

Our solicitors know how confusing and overwhelming making a claim can be. Switalskis’ motorcycle accident solicitors will lead you through the process and break everything down into the simplest terms so you always know where your claim is up to. This can also help you to make informed decisions and feel confident that things are moving in the right direction.

We’re committed to this approach because we don’t think of you as just another client. We recognise that you’re a person going through a difficult time, and we make sure to prioritise your health and wellbeing throughout this process. With Switalskis by your side, you can feel reassured that you have the best possible chance of success with your motorcycle accident claim.

Read what our clients had to say about the help they received from Switalskis

What are the most common injuries in motorbike accidents?

The injuries that can happen as a result of a motorcycle accident can vary widely in terms of severity. Motorbike riders are vulnerable road users because they have far less protection than drivers of larger vehicles. This means that there are some common injuries for which riders are often able to claim compensation.

  • Head and brain injuries: These are among the most serious and potentially fatal injuries. They can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. Motorcycle riders should always wear helmets to limit the severity of this type of injury, but this is not always enough to prevent them altogether. 
  • Spinal cord injuries: Injuries to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis, necessitating long-term care and potentially leading to permanent disability.
  • Broken bones and fractures: Even with proper protection, motorcyclists are exposed to the risk of broken arms, legs, ribs, collarbones, and wrists. All of these are common injuries.
  • Road rash: This refers to skin and soft tissue injury resulting from sliding across the road surface. It can range from mild to severe, potentially leading to skin infections, surface nerve damage, and scarring.
  • Leg and foot injuries: While these are often non-fatal, they can be debilitating. They include broken bones, muscle injuries, and ligament tears. An injury like this can take a long time to heal, limit your mobility, affect your ability to work and have other long-term effects.
  • Internal injuries: The impact of a motorcycle accident can cause injuries to organs and internal bleeding These pose a serious threat as they may not be detected straight away.
  • Psychological injuries: Post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression can result from traumatic motorcycle accidents.

No matter what injuries you have sustained, speak to a member of the team at Switalskis to discuss your options for pursuing a claim for compensation.

What is the motorcycle accident claim process?

Making a personal injury claim can seem like a complicated process, but most of the time, that isn’t the case. In fact, it’s often relatively simple and most claims are settled out of court. Even in the most complex cases, the steps involved in making a claim are typically the same.

Step 1: Initial consultation

We start with a free initial consultation, during which we’ll discuss your situation. This helps us establish who was involved in your accident and the nature of your injuries.

Step 2: Establishing your claim

If you’re eligible to claim, our experts will start building your case by gathering evidence. This could include reviewing your medical records, examining digital footage (for example, from a dashcam), and taking witness statements. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the evidence that will support your claim and give you the highest chance of success.

Step 3: Notifying the defendant

Once we’ve built your case, we’ll send a letter of claim to the person we believe was responsible for your accident (or their insurance provider). They’ll have up to four months to respond to your claim and make a decision on liability.

Step 4: Negotiation

If the other party accepts their liability, we will negotiate over the amount of compensation you should receive. We’ll always fight to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation that you’re owed.

Step 5: Court proceedings (where necessary)

In some cases, it’s necessary for the case to progress to court - because liability isn’t admitted or there is a particular part of the claim in dispute. We’ll represent you during any legal proceedings and keep fighting in your corner.

Step 6: Settlement and compensation

At the conclusion of your case, you’ll receive your compensation if the case is successful.

Switalskis is committed to securing the compensation and accountability you deserve, and our high success rate demonstrates the value of that commitment.

How much compensation could I receive?

The compensation you could receive for a motorbike accident depends on many factors including the nature of your injury, the circumstances that surround it and any financial losses you experience as a result. Motorbike injury compensation is broken down into two types of damages:

  • General damages: This is designed to compensate you for your injuries and their effect on you.
  • Special damages: This payment covers any financial losses or money spent as a result of the incident. This might include:

How are compensation claims funded?

Many people are put off from claiming compensation because they believe it will be too expensive or result in financial setbacks. In fact, the opposite is true. There are many ways to fund cases so you are able to pursue the matter with peace of mind.

  • No win, no fee agreement: Also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA), this is a way to avoid financial risk by making sure that you only have to pay legal fees if you’re successful.
  • Legal expenses insurance: Some home and vehicle insurance policies also contain legal expenses insurance. Check your home or motorcycle insurance policy or speak to our team and we’ll explain your options.
  • Trade union funding: Some trade unions are able to provide funding for personal injury claims. If you’re a member of a trade union, it may be worthwhile checking if you qualify for support.

Switalskis’ team will discuss your funding options with you during our initial conversation, to make sure there are no surprises. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to pursue justice and we never want financial barriers to stand in the way.

Contact us today and let's start your journey towards recovery together. Call us today on 0800 1380 458, or get in touch via our form.

Our motorcycle accident claim specialists

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Mark HollinghurstDirector and Solicitor
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Ewan BainSenior Associate Solicitor
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Louise MoorePortal Co-ordinator
Katrina ElseySenior Associate Litigation Executive
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Why Switalskis?

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be complicated. We know that your energy is best spent focusing on your recovery, and that can make it difficult to deal with the complexities of a compensation claim in the middle of everything.

That’s why Switalskis is committed to making the process of making a motorcycle accident claim as easy as possible. We’ll provide as much support as we can and manage the process on your behalf to keep things simple for you. To that end, we also make the following commitments to all our clients.

Clarity in complexity

We know that the process for a motorbike accident claim can seem daunting and complex. We’re committed to explaining everything in the simplest terms, and we’ll answer your questions at every stage. That way, you’ll know what’s going on with your claim and you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

Empathy at every step

Claiming compensation can be difficult, especially if you’re still recovering from your injuries. It also sometimes asks you to relive traumatic experiences. Switalskis’ team approaches every situation with empathy and understanding. This allows us to provide emotional support as well as legal advice.

Expertise you can trust

With many years of experience under our belts, the personal injury solicitors at Switalskis are experts in every element of motorcycle accident claims. Members of our team hold accreditations recognising their expertise in this area, and we will bring our knowledge to bear to simplify the claims process and give you the best possible chance of success.

Championing your rights

For us, no client is ever just a client. At the heart of every claim is a person who was injured by someone else’s negligence - Switalskis deals with each client as an individual.

What are the types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:

Find out how Switalskis can help you

Motorcycle accident compensation can make a huge difference to your life following an accident that wasn’t your fault. You shouldn’t have to bear the costs of someone else’s mistake.

Get in touch with Switalskis today to discuss your motorcycle accident claim and get the process underway. You can call us on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through the website for a free initial consultation about your situation.

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