Injuries from motorcycle accidents


When a motorcycle accident happens, its the motorcycle rider who usually comes off worse. Cars, with their crumple zones, airbags, headrestraints and other safety features provide a considerable amount of protection these days - unfortunately motorcyclists only have their crash helmets and their road sense to protect them. The problem is even the most experienced motorcycle rider is vulnerable to a serious injury, even from a low speed impact from one careless driver.

Studies have shown that the most common types of injury sustained in motorcycle accidents are to the upper and lower limbs. This is due to the fact that a rider will often be thrown clear of the motorcycle, and instictively the limbs will be used to break the persons fall or try to protect the head from impact. So sprains, fractures and broken bones are often the result, even from minor impacts.

It is impacts where the rider comes into contact with other vehicles where neck and head injuries can occur. Whiplash or other severe injuries to the neck are not uncommon, due to the forces involved and riders head being unrestrained.

Despite improvements in motorcycle helmet design, serious head injuries from motorcycle accidents are unfortunately, also not unusual. In the worst case, the integrity of the crash helmet will fail, causing a depressed skull fracture and a traumatic brain injury. This can cause serious brain damage, or even be fatal.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you 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.


No need to claim on your insurance

Anyone who has been involved in a road accident has the right to choose who repairs their vehicle. If you were responsible for the accident you were involved in, the company that insures your vehicle would normally deal with your accident claim.

However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.

No excess to pay

Unfortunately even if an accident was not your fault, your insurer will almost certainly require you to pay your excess before any repair is started on your car.

This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.

By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.

Receive a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle

Not all insurance policies will include a replacement hire-car for you to use if yours is damaged and unroadworthy. In fact it is typically an 'optional extra' on your policy.

Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.

Car Call and its partners will provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.

So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.

Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs

If you have been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the quality of the repairs to your car. We have a UK wide network of partner approved Accident Repair Centres available to all of our customers.

Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.

Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.

Legal Assistance

Our partner solicitors provide legal assistance as part of our service. They specialise in motor claims related issues, so you can be assured of the best possible advice and assistance.

They issues they can assist you with include:

  • Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
  • Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
  • Recovery of all repair costs
  • Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
  • Seeking financial compensation for an injury