Motorcycle injury and protective clothing


Good motorcycle clothing will help you stay comfortable while riding in adverse conditions. In the case of motorcycle accident, high-quality riding clothes can help prevent or reduce injury.

Clothing sold specifically for motorcycling will afford the best combination of fit and protection. These garments are designed to fit while sitting in a riding position. They are cut longer in the sleeves and legs and are fuller across the shoulders. Flaps and fasteners seal out the wind and extra padding helps protect you in case of motorcycle accident. Leather clothing is often preferred by riders because it is durable and abrasion-resistant, giving good protection against injury.

Visibility is an important consideration. If the clothing itself does not have any inherent reflective or high visibility features, then you should seriously consider investing in a reflective shoulder strap or vest to wear over your clothes. They are fairly cheap, and could make the difference between a motorcycle accident or just a near miss.

Rainsuits are recommended in rainy weather. A one or two-piece rainsuit can be purchased in various materials, the most common being polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and nylon. They can come various high visibility colours and can be worn over your normal riding clothes.

Leather boots can protect the rider from a variety of riding hazards. They protect ankles from stones that fly up from the road, burns from hot exhaust pipes, and in the event of a motorcycle accident, can provide valuable protection against foot and ankle injuries.

Gloves should fit snugly to improve your grip on the handlebars. If your gloves are too bulky, you may have difficulty operating the controls of your motorcycle. If too tight, circulation will be restricted and your hands could get cold.

Riding gloves are available various weights and thicknesses. Lightweight gloves are more comfortable in summer, and heavier well-insulated gloves can be bought for additional protection in the winter.

Riders involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly vulnerable from many types of injury, from whiplash to traumatic brain injuries. 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.


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