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Motorbike Accident Compensation Claims

Our roads are relatively safe, but accidents do happen. And it’s particularly distressing when those accidents are the result somebody else’s mistake, carelessness or negligence.

Motorbikes make up just 1% of the vehicles on Britain’s roads. But worryingly, motorcyclists make up a disproportion 18% of the fatalities and serious injuries as the result of road traffic accidents.

In a collision between a car and a motorbike, it will often be the motorcyclist who comes off worse. Without the protection of a metal shell around them, motorcyclists can be vulnerable on the roads. A motorbike is also not as easy for drivers to spot as a car.

As a motorcyclist, you can take certain precautions to reduce the risk of injury – ensuring you have a helmet that meets the minimum safety standards, wearing safety clothing and riding carefully in keeping with the Highway Code. But the one thing you simply cannot do is control the driving of others on the road.

Motorbike accident injuries can range from cuts and bruises to head injuries and injuries that can seriously hinder your quality of life.

If you’ve been involved in a motorbike accident that wasn’t your fault, regardless of the severity of the injuries you sustained, you could be entitled to compensation.

 

 

Motorcycle Accident Compensation Claim Case Studies

A £100,000 in Compensation Following a Motorbike Accident

Our client, a motorcyclist, was riding his motorbike along a suburban road, where there were vehicles parked on both the left and right hand sides. The driver of a car on the client’s left began to move out from a parked position into the path of the motorcyclist. This caused him to swerve to the right and lose control of his motorbike. As a result, he collided with a parked car and sustained a severe shoulder injury.

The defendant and his insurers denied the claim and stated that the car had never moved. They claimed that the client simply lost control of his motorbike

The client had initially instructed another firm of personal injury solicitors to pursue his compensation claim. During this time, the defendant offered to settle the claim for £10,000.00.

HW Solicitors were consulted and we took over the case. We advised the client to reject the offer. Instead, we continued to acquire evidence and pursue the case on behalf of the client.

The defendant eventually paid the client £100,000.00 in compensation – ten times the initial offer made.

We were delighted to see our client awarded the compensation he deserved following a motorbike accident that was not his fault and that left him with significant injuries.

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Car Accident Compensation Claims

Britain’s roads are relatively safe. But with more and more cars on the road, accidents are seemingly an inevitability. And while you might be a great and cautious driver, you have no control over other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, not everyone is as sensible a driver as you might hope!

A car accident, whether you’re the driver or a passenger, can be a life changing experience. Injuries can range from whiplash through to severe head injuries, broken bones and bruises. And while some injuries sustained in a car accident could be gone in no time, others can have an impact that lasts a lifetime.

Regardless of the severity of the injuries from a car accident, if the accident wasn’t your fault, we don’t feel you should ever be out of pocket. Time off work, car repairs and medical treatment are just some of the expenses you can incur following this sort of accident.

We don’t feel that you should pay for someone else’s mistake. So our experienced solicitors are here every step of the way to help you with your car accident compensation claim. We make things simple, speaking in plain English and fighting for you every step of the way.

With us, there’s no middle men and no insurers acting as go betweens. When you make a car accident compensation claim through HW Solicitors, you deal directly with a solicitor every single step of the way. And if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay a single penny.

So if you’ve been involved in a car accident (as a driver or passenger) that was not your fault, contact us today and find out whether you may be able to make a compensation claim.

Why us for Car Accident Compensation Claims?

At HW Solicitors, we’ve got a track record of delivering the compensation our clients deserve following car accidents.

We believe our success is down to the fact that we cut out the middle men and that our clients deal directly with us – qualified solicitors who will be handling their case personally.

That means we can get to know you, get to know the details of your car accident and the impact the injuries have had on your life. That helps us to fight for the compensation you deserve.

 

Case Study: A Successful £8,000 Car Accident Settlement

Our client was driving along a major road when another driver coming from a minor road to her left failed to stop at the giveway lines and collided with the side of our client’s vehicle. The other driver admitted fault at the scene.

The Claimant felt some pain in her left wrist which over time became progressively worse and upon finally seeking medical advice it transpired that she had sustained a serious wrist injury. The other driver’s insurance company refused to accept the severity of the Claimant’s injuries, which were preventing her from working. We arranged for her to be examined by a doctor who specialises in producing reports for the court and upon disclosing the report to the insurance company and following extensive negotiations we were able to secure a significant settlement for our client’s injuries in the region of £8000 together with repayment of the earnings that she had lost.

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Cycling Accidents Compensation Claims

Cycling Accident Claims

It is believed that over 5 million people in the UK cycle 3 times or more each week, whether for fun commuting or just to keep fit. In 2014, 21,287 of those were injured in a cycling accident – including over 3,000 who were seriously injured and over 100 who were killed.

Those figures are not the full story either. Those are just the accidents reported to police and it is suspected that many others go unreported.

Cycling Accidents

Cycling accidents can range in severity from minor injuries through to life changing or even fatal injuries. Based on statistics from 2014, we know that 65% of cyclists in accidents suffer injuries to their limbs and 40% suffer (often more serious) injuries to the head.

Whatever the severity of your injury, if you have been involved in a cycling accident that is not your fault, we could help you to claim the compensation that you deserve.

Perhaps you were injured as the result of a driver in another vehicle not obeying the rules of the road. Or perhaps you were injured as the result of poor quality roads or potholes.

Whatever the cause of your cycling accident, we want to help.

Why Us for Cycling Accident Compensation Claims?

We are experts in cycling accident compensation claims. We’ve dealt with hundreds of bike accidents and have successfully claimed compensation for countless clients.

More to the point, we are qualified solicitors. At HW Solicitors, we don’t believe in middle men or unqualified staff doing the donkey work. At every single step of the way in your compensation claim, you will be dealing with a qualified solicitor.

If you claim for your cycling accident injuries through us, you’ll deal with the same people on day one as you will on the day that we complete your claim. We won’t pass you around or pass you on to other companies.

We work on what is commonly known as a “no win no fee,” basis, so if we do not successfully claim compensation for your cycling accident, you won’t pay a penny.

What Next?

If you’d like to speak to us about claiming for your cycling accident, you can either:

  • Complete the enquiry form right here on our website
  • Call us and speak to us now
  • Pop in to our office. We have an office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. So if you do live in the local area and would prefer a face to face chat, pop in.

Whichever way you prefer, get in touch with us today and let us help you to claim the compensation you’re entitled to.

Our Cycling Accident Claim Case Studies

£11,556 Compensation for a Cyclist

Our client was cycling along a main road approaching a traffic light controlled junction. The road narrowed on approach to the junction and a central reservation was present as a traffic calming measure. The defendant, a motorist, tried to overtake the client as he passed through this section of road. As he did so, he collided with the cyclist and knocked him off his bike. The cyclist (our client) sustained injuries to his shoulder, back and leg.

Our client said that he used a hand signal and had started to move over to undertake a right turn. The defendant claimed that he had given the client a wide berth and that the client simply rode into the side of his car. The defendant and his insurer denied responsibility all the way to a trial.

We were able to establish, on behalf of the cyclist, that he indeed did provide a hand signal. Furthermore, we were able to established that he had commenced his move across the lane before the motorist tried to overtake and that he could not have physically given the client the wide berth he claimed to have done. Furthermore, we highlighted that the Highway Code prohibits the defendant from trying to overtake when he did.

This cycling accident compensation claim went all the way to court, where the judge found in favour of the client and awarded him £11,556.00.

This was a cycling accident that clearly was not our client’s fault and we were thrilled to win the compensation our client deserved.