The laws surrounding pillion passengers
Many motorbike accident compensation claims involving pillion passengers are the result of inadequate preparation on the part of the motorcyclist. If you are considering making a claim for compensation for injuries sustained as a pillion passenger, you need to consider whether these situations apply to you:
- The motorbike was fitted with an adequate pillion seat
- Your feet easily reached the footrests
- You were supplied with a BSA (British Standards Authority) approved helmet
- Whilst on the motorbike, both you and the motorcyclist agreed upon a means of communication, either by hand signal or intercom
- If it was your first time as a pillion passenger, the motorcyclist ensured you were aware of the dangers that apply to riding as a pillion passenger
If any of the above conditions were not met prior to you riding as a pillion passenger, you may be eligible for motorbike compensation. The law states that a secure seating position must be provided, learner drivers may not carry pillion passengers, and all pillion passengers must be provided with a BSA approved helmet.
As a pillion passenger, the motorcyclist is responsible for ensuring your safety. If you are injured in a motorbike accident through no fault of your own, you are eligible to claim accident compensation. Please be aware that not all motorcyclists are legally entitled to carry pillion passengers.
Claiming for a pillion passenger accident
If you have been injured in a motorbike accident whilst riding pillion, you may be able to claim for accident compensation. The laws surrounding pillion passenger accident claims are very complex and it is therefore important that you contact our experienced team as soon as possible to discuss your claim.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and has suffered personal injuries as a result, you may be able to claim for your personal injuries, loss of earnings and any other financial losses you have incurred. Call us today on 0800 011 2757 /0151 724 7121 or complete our contact form. Our experienced team is ahead of the curve and will be able to offer you unique insight and experience in dealing with motorbike claims.
We offer a No Win, No Fee guarantee, meaning that you will not have to pay any legal expenses, win or lose. Not happy with your current solicitors? It is easy to change and transfer your claim to us. Whether you are not happy with the service or just want a second opinion on your case, we will be pleased to help.