Riders involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly vulnerable from many types of injury, from whiplash to traumatic brain injuries. Being aware of the most common accident scenarios, can help you become a better and above all, safer rider. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, and it occured within the last 3 years, then you may be able to claim compensation, just call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our team will be happy to give you expert advice and legal assistance.
The most common type of motorcycle accident is where a vehicle crosses the motorcyclist's path to enter or leave a side road or private drive. Similar situations also occur at roundabouts, where another vehicle enters the roundabout in the path of a motorcyclist already on the roundabout. More than 1 in 5 of all motorcycle accidents
were of this type, even though the motorcyclist had right of way.
About 1 in 5 of all motorcycle accidents also involve overtaking. Most of these were from motorcyclists passing stationary or slow moving vehicles in traffic queues. Usually the other vehicle is turning right out of a driveway or side road, and because the motorcyclist is moving so quickly - the driver does not see them in time.
The most common overtaking accident of them all occurs when the motorcyclist overtakes a vehicle, and the driver does not see them either because they did not check their mirrors correctly or because the motorcyclist is again, moving too quickly.
Accidents on bends are frequent, and often occur where the rider has failed to anticipate the correct speed to enter the bend. This can either result in them losing control of the bike, or taking too wide a track into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, youy may be entitled to claim compensation. For free help and advice please call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our experienced claims advisors will be happy to assist you.