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Motorbike Accident Compensation Claim Awards
Compensation for motorbike injuries are very much dependant upon the facts of the case and the injuries sustained. This is because when a motorbike accident occurs the biker departs from the motorbike in a number of ways usually causing multiple injuries. These injuries are often serious leading to broken or fractured limbs, head injuries and damage to internal organs.
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Motorbike accidents claim solicitors
Below are the most common motorbike accident claims dealt withby accident claim solicitors. Please be aware that every case is individual and will be decided on the claims own facts but at least the motorbike accident claim examples below may be of interest to you and help you decide if you want us to bring a motorbike compensation claim. Certainly it will cost you nothing to contact us so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose.
Overtaking Motorcycle Accident – Hit By A Car From A Side Road
The most common motorcycle accident that we at motorbike claims solcitors see is where the motorcyclist is overtaking a line of traffic on the main road, when suddenly a motor vehicle pulls out of a side road, attempting to turn right, causing an accident. Who is at fault? Click on the motorbike accident solicitors sketch below:
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Motorcycle Hit By Car – Pulls Out at Road Junction
Another common motorcycle accident on the road – A motorcycle is on the main road is hit by a motor car that pulls out of a side road at a junction into a main road. The bike accident rider has right of way but quite often the motorist fails to see the motorcycle, causing a motorcycle accident, personal injury and loss. It is important that all motorists “THINK BIKE” when at a junction.
Motorbike Accident – Overtaking and Understanding Lane Dividers
As motorcycle accident solicitors we often see many motorbike accident claims caused by the motor vehicle or motorbike rider failing to understand road markings or disobeying them altogether. it is very important that a motorcyclist understands the Highway Code as the Solicitors and Courts will take the Code into account when making a finding of fauly between the motorist and motorbike rider.
Below are examples which, as motorbike accident claims solicitors we take into account when deciding if a motorbike rider has a good cause:-
Motorbike – Overtaking at Lane Dividers
Highway Code states that areas of diagonal stripes or chevrons painted on the road are there to separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right.
It it boarded by broken white lines, you should not enter it unless it is necessary and you can see it is safe to do so.
– If it is marked by chevrons you MUST NOT enter it except in an emergency.
Do Not Cross A Broken White Line
This marks the centre of the road. When this line lengthens and the gaps shorten, it means that there is a hazard ahead. Do not cross it unless you can see the road is clear and wish to overtake or turn off.
Double White Lines Where The Line Nearest To You Is Broken
This means you may cross the lines to overtake if it is safe, provided you can complete the manoeuvre before reaching a solid white line on your side. White direction arrows on the road indicate that you need to get back onto your side of the road.
Coroner Or Bend, Hump Bridge or Brow Of A Hill
This means you MUST NOT cross or straddle it unless it is safe and you need to enter adjoining premises or a side road. You may cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a staionary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10mph (16km/h) or less.
It can literally be fatal if a motorcyclist overtakes at a corner or bend, hump bridge or brow of a hill due to the conflict of sighting and obstruction. A motorcycle user cannot be certain of what is round the corner and thus accidents of this kind are usually due to excessive speed and positioning on the road making it difficult to break, slow down or manoeuvre the motorcycle so as to avoid an accident.
The Highway Code Says:
DO NOT overtake if there is any doubt, or where you cannot see far enough head to be sure it is safe. For example, as a motorbike rider when you are approaching
– a corner or bend
– a hump bridge
– the brow of a hill
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As a motorbike rider, if you break any of the rules of the Highway Code, there is a high probability that as a motorcycle rider, you will get the blame in whole or in part of the accident. Whilst the Courts are not bound by the Highway Code, it is very persuasive apart from when there are any unusual factors.
What The Highway Cide Says On Overtaking
As a motorbike rider, before overtaking you should make sure:
– The road is suffciently clear ahead
– Other road users are not beginning to overtake you
– There is a suitable gap in front of the road user you plan to overtake
– Overtake only when it is safe and legal to do so
– You should not get too close to the vehicle you intend to overtake
– Use your mirrors, signal when it is safe to do so, take a quick glance if necessary into the blind spot area and then start to move out
– Not assume that you can simply follw a vehicle ahead which is overtkaing; there may only be enough room for one vehicle
– Move quickly past the vehicle you are overtaking, once you have started to overtake. Allow plenty of room. Move back to the left as soon you can but do not cut in.
– Take extra care at night and in poor visability when it is harder to judge speed and distance
– Give way to oncoming vehicles before passing parked vehicles or other obstructions on your side of the road.
– Only overtake on the left if the vehicle in front is signalling to turn right, and there is room to do so
– Stay in your lane of traffic if moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left.
– Give motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders at least as much room as you would when overtaking a car (see Rules 211-215)
Remember Mirrors – Signal – Manoevre
You MUST NOT overtake
– If you would have to cross or straddle white lines with a solid line nearest to you (but see Rule 129)
– If you would have to enter an area designed to divide traffic, if it is surrounded by a solid white line
– The nearest vehicle to a pedestrian crossing, especially when it has stopped to let pedestrains cross
– If you would have to enter a lane reserved for buses, trams or cycles during its hours of operation
– After a ‘No Overtaking’ sign and until you pass a sign cancelling the restriction
As a motorbike rider DO NOT overtake if there is any doubt, or where you cannot see far enough ahead to be sure it is safe. For example, when you are approaching:
– A corner or bend
– A hump bridge
– The brow of a hill
As a motorbike rider DO NOT overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example:
– approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road
– where the road narrows
– when approaching a school crossing patrol
– between the kerb and a bus or tram when it is at a stop
– where traffic is queuing at junctions or road works
– when you would force another road user to swerve or slow down
– at a level crossing
– when a road user is indicating right, even if you believe the signal should have been cancelled. Do not take a risk; wait for the signal to be cancelled
– stay behind if you are following a cyclist approaching a roundabout or junction, and you intend to turn left
– when a tram is standing at a kerbside tram stop and there is no clearly marked passing lane for other traffic
As a motorcycle driver, if a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass. Speeding up or driving unpredicably while someone is overtaking you is dangerous. Drop back to maintain a two-second gap if someone overtakes and pulls into the gap in front of you.
Do not hold up a queue of traffic, especially if you are driving a large or slow-moving vehicle. Check your mirros frequently, and if necessary, pull in where it is safe and let traffic pass.
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