In guide, we will look at using a motorbike accident claim calculator. We’ll also discuss the process of making a motorbike accident claim after an accident caused by a breach of duty of care, and the potential compensation you could be entitled to.
We’ll also discuss the types of evidence you’ll have to show when making a road traffic accident claim and how our panel of solicitors could help you do this, provided you have a valid claim.
As well as this, we’ll be exploring what No Win No Fee agreements are and the benefits that they can offer claimants.
If you’d like to discuss starting your claim with one of our advisors or simply have questions, then you can use the contact details below to get in touch. You could be put in touch with one of the No Win No Fee solicitors from our panel, who can represent you. Use the contact information below to reach us:
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- How Can You Use A Motorbike Accident Claim Calculator? – A Guide
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- When Are You Eligible To Make A Motorbike Accident Injury Claim?
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This guide could be helpful to you if you’re unsure of your ability to claim. Whilst we don’t offer a motorbike accident claim calculator, this guide contains information and guidance on several aspects of the claims process.
Additionally, this guide will also highlight various pieces of evidence that could be helpful to you when making a road traffic accident claim and will also outline the benefits of using No Win No Fee solicitors.
Whilst a calculator can be useful to gain a general understanding how much money you may be entitled to for your injuries, it may not be able to take into account all of the aspects of your claim. For this reason, you might want to speak with one of our advisors so that they can give you a free, personalised estimation of how much you could receive.
You may be wondering what your payment for a motorcycle accident could consist of. General damages is one of the heads of claim that can make up your overall compensation amount. These damages aim to compensate you for the pain and suffering that you’ve been through after a motorbike accident.
Below is a table detailing compensation brackets you may be entitled to after a motorbike accident caused by third-party negligence. These figures come from the Judicial College and are used by solicitors to assign a value to your claim.
Note that these figures are just guidelines, not guarantees. This is due to the many different variables that are considered when valuing general damages.
|Brain and Head Injury||£282,010 to £403,990||(a) Very Severe: There will be little if any evidence of a meaningful response to the environment. There will be a need for full time nursing care.|
|Brain and Head Injury||£219,070 to £282,010||(b) Moderately Severe: The injured person will be severely disabled. This means there will be a large dependence on others, and a need for constant professional care. There is also a risk of future development of severe medical problems.|
|Neck Injuries||In the region of £148,330||(a) Severe (i): Neck injury often associated with incomplete paraplegia. Despite wearing a collar for years there is still little movement in the neck.|
|Chest Injuries||£100,670 to £150,110||(a): In the worst scenarios there may be the total removal of one lung, and/or serious heart damage. This will come with significant scarring.|
|Leg Injuries||£96,250 to £135,920||(i) The most serious injuries short of amputation: Injuries that fall just short of amputation and leave the person little better off than if their leg had been amputated.|
|Arm Injuries||£96,160 to £130,930||(a) Severe Injuries: Injuries which fall short of requiring amputation, but leave a person little better off than if their arm had been lost.|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||£59,860 to £100,670||(a) Severe: Permanent effects which will prevent the injured person from working at all, or functioning anything like they were before their trauma.|
|Back Injuries||£38,780 to £69,730||(a) Severe (iii): Cases of disc lesions or fractures leading to chronic conditions. Despite treatment there's remaining disabilities|
|Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips||£26,590 to £39,170||(b) Moderate (i): Significant injury to the hip or pelvis, but any future permanent disability is not major.|
|Injuries to the Elbow||£15,650 to £32,010||(b) Less Severe Injuries: Injuries causing an impairment of function, but won't require any major surgery.|
Could You Recieve Special Damages Compensation In A Motorbike Accident Claim?
Special damages are another head of claim that could make up your total compensation amount. These damages aim to reimburse a person for any financial costs they may have had to make due to their injuries. You could receive special damages to cover:
- Cost of care
- Cost of medication
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of adapting
Just like general damages, you’ll have to provide evidence to support your special damages claim. This can include bank statements, invoices or receipts of any purchases made.
Our advisors can answer questions such as how long a road traffic accident claim could take. Speak with us for free legal advice.
In order to make a motorcycle accident injury claim, you’ll have to prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence. This means that you can prove that:
- A third party had a duty of care to you,
- Their actions breached their duty of care
- These actions that breached their duty of care caused your injury.
The way road users are expected to act is set out in the Highway Code. Furthermore, the Road Traffic Act 1988 outlines the duty of care on the road and specifies certain driving offences. Some of the entires in the Highway Code are rules, and others are just guidelines; the ones that are legally binding are found elsewhere in law. However, all of the guidance in the Highway Code can be useful in preventing accidents from occurring.
Below are a few different examples of how a motorcycle accident
- Another driver pulls into a roundabout without giving way to vehicles coming from the right, leading to a multi-vehicle collision. This results in a neck injury.
- Suffering multiple injuries, including anxiety, because an HGV has overtaken a vehicle at a bend in the road, meaning they collide with your motorcycle head-on.
- Suffering a head injury and a back injury after a car collision in which a driver swerved into your lane because they were unfit to drive because of the consumption of alcohol.
If you have any other questions about when you could be eligible to make a motorbike accident claim, then get in touch with our advisors by using the contact details above. They may be able to assess your claim instead of you having to use a motorbike accident claim calculator.
In order to claim successfully, you’ll need to illustrate that your injury was caused by negligence. In order to demonstrate this, you’ll have to provide sufficient evidence.
Potential evidence that can help prove that you were harmed due to third-party negligence includes:
- Gathering evidence of what happened. This could include contact details of witnesses, CCTV or dashcam footage and photos of the damage to your vehicle.
- Keeping a diary of your treatment and symptoms.
- Copies of any of the records that were generated when you sought compensation for your injuries.
If you’d like any help gathering evidence, you can contact our team of advisors. They may be able to connect you with one of the solicitors from our panel, who could provide guidance on collecting evidence. They can also value your claim as an alternative to using a motorbike accident claim calculator.
Is There A Time Limit To Make A Motorbike Accident Injury Claim?
The standard time limit to begin a claim is three years from the date of the accident or the date that you became aware that your injuries were caused by negligence. This is outlined in the Limitation Act 1980.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. If someone lacks the mental capacity to make a claim themselves or is under the age of eighteen at the time of their accident, then the time limit for claiming is suspended. In these cases, a litigation friend could claim on their behalf at any point. In the event that they become able to claim themselves, the three-year time limit resumes. While a motorbike accident claim calculator may be able to give you a general idea of whether you’re in the time limit for claiming, an advisor from our team could let you know if any of these exceptions apply.
A Conditional Fee Agreement is a kind of No Win No Fee is a type of Conditional Fee agreement that could be financially beneficial for you if you would like to work with a lawyer on your claim. With a No Win No Fee agreement, you won’t usually be expected to make upfront and ongoing payments for your solicitor’s services during the claiming process.
Generally, with a No Win No Fee agreement, you wont’ pay your lawyer for the work that they have done if your claim is not a success. If you’re awarded compensation, your solicitor will take a success fee which is a pre-agreed amount that is legally capped. This is taken out of your compensation before it reaches you.
Want Free Legal Advice? See If You Can Make A Motorbike Accident Claim Today
You can contact us anytime to get a free consultation in relation to your potential claim; you may find that the assessment they can give is more useful than the one provided by a motorbike accident claim calculator. Once our advisors can confirm that you have a valid claim, you could be put in contact with someone from our panel of experienced solicitors. Use the details below to get in touch with our advisors:
- Enter your details into the contact us section of our website
- Call 020 8050 2736
- Chat with one of our advisors by using the Live Advice feature on our website
Read some more of our guides below:
Additionally, you can follow these external links to learn more.
- Think.gov- Road safety campaigns
- Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
- Reported road casualties in Great Britain- Annual Report 2021
We hope that this guide on using a motorbike accident claim calculator has been helpful. Please get in touch with any additional questions.
Writer Louis Price
Publisher Fern Stewart