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Making a Motorcycle Accident Claim with Winns
Have you considered what your first steps would be in the event of a motorcycle accident claim?
Motorcycle accident claims can seem like a daunting prospect. After all, you've just got over the initial shock of being knocked from your vehicle, and will have to cope with the physical and mental side effects that such an accident can bring.
At Winns however, we offer a legal service and advice that can help you make a motorbike accident claim with ease.
Why make a motorcycle accident claim with Winns?
As we've said, a motorcycle accident can be immensely stressful, but at Winns it's our job to give you peace of mind. How do we do that? Well, for a start, a member of our case-handling team will listen to the details of your accident, giving specialist motorbike accident claims advice directly to you and keeping you up to date with your claim's progress.
We also go a step further, organising any medical treatments that you may need as a result of your injuries, such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, in order to help you live your life to the full again. What's more, a replacement like-for-like vehicle will be provided while we arrange for repairs to be made to your motorcycle. You chose your bike for a reason, and we don't see why you should settle for a lesser model when yours is being fixed.
To find out more about making a motorcycle accident claim with Winns, contact the team today using LiveChat.
Every year, Winn Solicitors helps thousands of people in England and Wales to make claims. Not only do we get them the compensation they deserve, but our one-stop-shop service gives you access to medical treatment, vehicle repairs and like-for-like vehicle hire.
Here's what a few of the people we've helped recently had to say about their experience with Winns:
Totally professional service friendly reliable staff my case was handled very well it was hassle free and Leanne Duffy, my case handler, did a superb job. Thank you, would recommend Winn Solicitors.
I was involved in a non-fault road traffic accident back in December 2017 which resulted in my vehicle being written off. I suffered injuries to my neck and back in which Winn Solicitors helped with by referring me to a physiotherapist straight away. Katherine, who has been an absolute star from start to finish, her communication is excellent and nothing is ever too much to ask. She is a credit to the Winn team. At one point I was quite slow with my response time however, Katherine was very understanding and helped throughout every stage of the claim.
The team were always quick to respond to any questions or enquiries I had. If Katherine was busy at the time, I would always receive a response back by the end of the day for an update. Thank you to Katherine and the team. You all made a difficult time a lot easier and I couldn’t recommend this company enough.
What you need to know to make a motorbike accident claim
Can I make a claim?
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, whether as the rider or a pedestrian, then yes, you can make a claim. Speak to Winns before your insurer, and we'll get you all of the help, advice and information you need to make a claim.
Who can make a claim?
Anyone who has been involved in a motorcycle accident can make a claim for compensation. If, however, you have lost a loved one as the result of an accident and wish to make a motorbike accident claim, then that is possible too. In situations where a rider has lost their life, the family (dependants, or the estate of the deceased) can seek a settlement with the help of Winns.
Who do I make the claim against?
As with claims involving cars, the settlements that arise from accident claims on motorcycles are taken from the at-fault party and their insurance.
What do I need to make a claim?
Any motorbike accident claim will require evidence to stand the best chance of success. Medical reports will help prove the extent of your injuries, as well as time needed away from work, while receipts for transport and specialist equipment purchased in the wake of the accident will demonstrate expenses. Witness statements and records of the scene immediately following the crash can help to prove the fault of the other party.
What should I do immediately after a motorcycle accident?
Following a motorcycle accident, it is vitally important that you first make sure that you, and any other road users, or passengers, are safe and unhurt. If not, phone 999 immediately to arrange for an ambulance and police to attend the scene.
Once everybody's health and safety have been accounted for, it's time to start thinking about how to make a motorbike accident claim. First though, there are some steps that you should follow before starting the process:
- Swap names, addresses and insurance details with the at-fault party. If they are unwilling to cooperate, then having the police involved should help to establish blame.
- Take the details of any witnesses to the collision who would be willing to make an account.
- Document the scene using photographs and detailed notes where possible.
The next step is Calling Winns. Getting in touch with us before your insurer lets us give you peace of mind with the best motorcycle accident claims advice.
Honest and reliable expert advice couldn't have been more straightforward. Very prompt service.
Before dealing with Winns my stress levels were through the roof, the agents I’ve been dealing with seem very professional and have taken care of very thing for me.
Mr J Donnelly
What are the major causes of motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents don't happen in a vacuum. That is to say, there is usually a set of circumstances that lead directly to the incident. Sometimes an at-fault driver may be negligent, or not suitably in control of their vehicle, the road surface may be insufficient, or the motorcycle rider may themselves be at fault. If you or a loved one riding a motorcycle is partly at fault, then we can still make a case for compensation on your behalf, although the settlement will be reduced according to proportional blame for the accident.
If you have any further questions about making a claim following a motorbike accident, a member of the Winns team will be happy to help. Get in touch today.
What type of injuries are common following a motorcycle accident?
No matter how many precautions you take, accidents and injuries can still happen. Likewise, you can still suffer injuries despite wearing all of the necessary safety equipment. Crash helmets and leathers can help to give you the best chance of minimising your injuries, with crash helmets typically reducing the risk of death and head injury by 37% and 69% respectively, but they can't guarantee that you will walk away from an accident unscathed.
Head, neck and bone injuries, as well as lacerations and abrasions, are the most common outcomes after a motorcycle accident, but the severity of injuries and their lasting impact varies between cases.
If you have suffered a serious injury, then you should visit our specialist serious injury page, here.
If you are still unsure whether you qualify to start a motorcycle accident claim, the following frequently asked questions will hopefully answer any questions you have.
What is classed as a motorcycle accident?
According to government statistics, as many as 94 motorcyclists suffer from serious injuries each week. If you were riding a motorcycle and another road user caused you to crash or dismount, whether that was another rider, a motorist, a taxi driver, or bicyclist, then you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, and are entitled to motorbike accident claims assistance from Winns. Call us before your insurer, and we will carry out a claim for compensation on your behalf.
Can passengers claim compensation?
If you had a passenger on your motorcycle when a non-fault collision or crash occurred, then they are also entitled to make their own motorcycle accident claim as a passenger. You can read more about passenger claims on our web page, here.
I was hit by an uninsured driver, can I claim?
An organisation known as the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB), has been established to benefit anyone making a claim following an incident caused by an uninsured driver. The MIB has the backing of all of the UK's major insurance companies, and it's from them that we will seek to gain compensation for you as part of an accident claim on a motorcycle involving an uninsured driver.
How much compensation can I claim?
The amount of any compensation settlement following an accident claim on a motorcycle depends on a number of factors. Loss of earnings, time away from work, expenses used on travel and specialist equipment, and the severity of your injuries will all be taken into account before a settlement figure is reached. Your Winns claim handler will be able to advise you further.
How long do I have to make a claim?
As with other personal injury claims, there is a time limit of three years after the accident in which to make a motorbike accident claim. If you attempt to make a claim outside of those three years, then your case will be time-barred, and will not move forward.
Our first time of having to use a service like this who are straight forward, understanding and very helpful, the TV advert is very true, they sort everything for you from Dr appointments to physio therapy, they do care about the person in general, I highly recommend Winn Solicitors to anyone looking for that nice and easy way to sort out any claims you may have, thank you Stephen Barber, your help is greatly appreciated.
Very helpful and explained everything in a simple way, step-by-step, to help make the process easier!
Mr H Shade
Making a motorcycle accident claim with Winns couldn't be easier. Call or use LiveChat today to get started.
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