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Claiming Compensation After A Motorcycle Accident

Jan 16, 2008
If you ride a motorcycle you're more than likely to know someone whether a friend or family member who has had an accident whether in a car, on a bus, in a lorry, as a pedestrian or on a motorbike. Motorbike accidents are common occurrences on Britain's roads as more and more people take to riding motorcycles instead of a car. People see it as freedom and excitement and also easier to get through the traffic but they forget about some people aren't fully aware about what's going on around them.

Every year there's thousands of motorcycle accidents caused by another vehicle may it be a bus, car or lorry. These accidents usually involve the other driver not seeing you and pulling out of junctions and you can't do anything about this except hit them. Other accidents include other vehicles not seeing you when you're moving from lane to lane or passing them, then they are most likely to hit you. These can be very serious accidents especially for you as you're likely to be thrown from your motorcycle and if you have a passenger on pillion there even more likely to be thrown off the motorcycle.

There are other motorcycle accidents of course when the motorcycle is at fault; they may have been showing off doing wheelies or just going too fast. Every year thousands of motorcyclists die because they don't pay enough attention. Many car drivers don't like motorcyclists as they intimidate them and this of course isn't good. Car drivers need to be made aware that most motorcyclists ride carefully and just enjoy riding their bike not to show off but to get the feeling of freedom they get from riding their bike.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident and it wasn't your fault, you have a legal and civil right to claim compensation from the other party involved. Having an accident on a motorcycle can be a lot worse than having an accident in a car due to having the car to protect you but as a motorcyclist you only have your leathers, boots and helmet to protect you. Of course if you don't wear leathers you are asking to be hurt, as if you have an accident you wont be protected.

Your injuries may include:

* Broken Bones
* Spinal Injuries
* Neck Injuries
* Cuts and Bruises
* Internal Injuries
* Head Injuries

No-one wants these injuries, but if you are the injured party in motorcycle accident and received any of these injuries you are entitled to compensation to cover any medical costs and medicine charges, loss of earnings if you're unable to work with your injuries. Of course if your injuries are permanent you may not be able to work again, your compensation payout would cover this. As well of these your compensation will cover any suffering mentally and physically you've been caused from the accident.

Don't sit and suffer in silence, it's your legal right to claim compensation if the accident wasn't your fault and you've suffered from any injuries. Claim Today!
About the Author
Jene Pedder is the Webmaster of Accident Consult who specialise in Motorcycle Compensation Claims.
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