If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the professional and friendly team at McHale & Co is here to provide the guidance you need to help make a successful claim for compensation. We have vast experience in helping those who have been involved in such a traumatic event to secure the compensation they need to make up for any physical and psychological damage suffered.

Motorcycling is a passion for many people, but as with any form of high-speed transport, it has its dangers. Suffering a crash while on your motorbike can have very serious repercussions, and if it has been caused by someone else it is important you are able to make a successful claim to compensate you for the damage caused. A motorcycle crash can not only cause serious physical harm, but also psychological damage that can affect a person for many years.

Expert legal advice

Getting the right legal advice should be a priority following a crash because you will want to get everything sorted as soon as you can, and compensation will help you pay for various necessities in order to help get you back on your feet.

The team at McHale & Co is experienced in helping motorcyclists get the compensation they deserve following an injury caused by the actions of others. We are a friendly yet committed team, always optimistic about getting the right results and always encouraging a collaborative approach to make the journey with our clients as productive and stress-free as possible.

To start your claim with us today, simply call us on 0161 928 3848 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

The popularity of motorcycles

Motorcycles are extremely popular because they offer a fast and convenient way of getting around without the need for a car, while some people simply enjoy riding as a hobby. Many people are attracted to the excitement of riding a motorbike at high speed, but because a rider has less safety equipment than a car driver, a crash or collision at high speed can lead to serious injury. Also, car drivers may be less likely to see motorcycle riders due to the smaller size of the vehicles, serving to increase danger on the road.

Because riding a motorcycle, especially at high speed, can be dangerous, it is imperative riders protect themselves as best they can while on the road. This includes:

  • Wearing the correct safety clothing – To limit the damage done following a fall, always wear the correct safety clothing, especially a jacket, trousers and boots. These should be highly visible in the day and reflective at night
  • Safety helmet – It should go without saying, but a safety helmet is an absolute essential on the road. Make sure this is an approved helmet and is correctly fitting, and always replace it if it becomes damaged

The dangers of motorcycling

While all forms of transport involve an element of danger, motorcycling is considered among the most dangerous. Indeed, riders are around 40% more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car drivers and account for 20% of deaths on the road despite only making up around 1% of traffic.

A motorcycle accident may be caused by one of many factors, and these can include:

  • Junction errors
  • Pedestrians wandering across the road
  • Defects in road surfaces, such as potholes
  • Errors at filtering systems

Injuries caused by others

No matter how prepared you are for the road, and no matter how safe a rider you are, there is always the risk of danger, not only because you may make an error, but because other road users may do so as well. Because motorbikes are less common on UK roads than cars and bicycles, drivers are less likely to be aware of when they are in close proximity to a motorbike.

This means motorcyclists have to be extra careful when on the roads. However, accidents can happen, and if you, as a motorcyclist are injured and it is the fault of somebody else, you should seek legal help as soon as you can.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.

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