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motorcycling accident claims
Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road whether there is bad weather and poor surfaces or simply careless driving from other road users. Whatever the reasons a motorcyclist is more vulnerable to serious and life changing injuries if they are unfortunate to be involved in a road traffic accident.
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a motorcycling accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation to help with your recovery and damages to your vehicle.
At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors we have a highly experienced team with expertise in pursuing high value motorcycle claims and proven track record in securing hundreds and thousands of pounds in personal injury compensation. We are simply passionate about getting the best results for our clients.
What should I do?
Like many road traffic accidents, we recommend you report the accident to the police and obtain the other driver’s insurance details capturing evidence of the accident with the use of photographs and witness statements, and inform your insurance company of the accident.
If you have been injured as a result of the accident you should seek medical attention and obtain treatment for your injuries. If another driver was to blame for the accident then we recommend you contact us to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis.
I’m not sure who is to blame for my motorcycling accident
If you have an accident and are unsure who is to blame you should contact our solicitors today who will be able to discuss this with you.
Uninsured or untraceable driver – what can I do?
Victims of accidents caused by uninsured or untraced drivers can be left feeling distressed and unsure what to do next. It is possible to pursue compensation if you have been injured or your property has been damaged, but steps must be followed to ensure this process can run as smoothly as possible. To learn how read our article on uninsured and untraced drivers.
Tragically, hundreds of motorcyclists are killed every year on our roads, which has a huge impact on their loved ones. In the event of these circumstances our solicitors can guide the family through any dealings with the police or the coroner if an inquest is likely, as well as ensuring the family receive the compensation they deserve.
Learn how we can help with fatal injury claims.
How much compensation can you receive for a motorcycling claim?
The amount of personal injury compensation you are entitled to depends on the extent of your injuries and the financial, physical and emotional impact it has had on you and your family.
We have helped thousands of victims nationally make a personal injury claim, which has resulted in:
- Broken limbs
- Back & neck injuries
- Spinal & Paralysis
- Head and brain injuries
If a driver was at fault then their insurance company may approach you with an out of court settlement. We always advise clients never to accept any out of court settlement with an insurance company as it is likely to be lower than the compensation you could be entitled to. We recommend you contact a specialist solicitor who can advise how much compensation you could be entitled to.
Calculating a personal injury claim is based on a variety of factors which include:
- Current and future loss of earnings
- Medical & travel expenses incurred as a result of the injury
- Care & rehabilitation needs now and, in the future,
- Any modifications to your home including mobility aids
- Pain and suffering caused as a result of the injury
As a guide here are the compensation amounts you could receive in a typical case, please note that this is just a guide and every case is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Broken limbs (between £10,000 – £250,000)
- Back & neck Injuries (between £2,000 – £140,000)
- Spinal & Paralysis (between £11,730 – £151,000)
- Head & Brain Injuries (between £11,980 – £379,000)
Compensation can be separated into three distinct parts. Each part considers what the injured person has already lost (past losses), what they might lose or need in the future (future losses) and their pain, suffering and loss of amenity as a result of the accident (personal injury). The above guide only relates to compensation for the personal injury and does not include any associated losses. This is why serious life-changing injuries can achieve millions of pounds in compensation which is an area our team is experienced in handling. To learn more view compensation explained.
Is there a time limit for a motorcycling accident claim?
All personal injury claims need to be filed within 3 years from the date of the accident, very often we have clients who contact us past the deadline of 3 years and we are unable to help, so don’t delay in making your claim.
Can I make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation?
The majority of claims we handle are arranged on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that you don’t need to worry about expensive legal costs or pay anything upfront.
No win, no fee is where we take out an insurance policy on your behalf, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful you won’t have to pay a penny. To learn more about how this works view No Win No fee.
Personal Injury Trusts
Our holistic approach means our involvement doesn’t just stop at the conclusion of the settlement.
If you receive compensation as a result of a Personal Injury Claim which puts your savings or capital above a certain limit, you may lose entitlement to certain state benefits now or in the future. By setting up a Personal Injury Trust we can help you protect any current or future entitlement to any Means Tested State Benefits/support that you receive. So, instead of receiving your compensation directly into your bank/building society account, we can set up a Trust so that your money is held by your chosen Trustee on your behalf. For more about this service visit Personal Injury Trusts.
Support & Rehabilitation
We know that if you have suffered a life-changing injury sometimes rehabilitation can take months or even years, which is why our focus doesn’t just end at delivering the compensation you deserve but continues to help secure the finances you need to pay for equipment and support with other care such as therapies/physiotherapy that are vital to helping your recovery. What’s more we will take the reins and give you peace of mind that the practicalities are being looked after such as organising medical assessments or assigning a case manager depending on your needs.
Why choose us?
At Geoffrey Leaver our experienced team of Personal Injury solicitors are ranked number one by Chambers and Partners for delivering top quality legal advice. What’s more our personal approach means that you will be looked after by the same litigator throughout the legal process giving you that reassurance and peace of mind you are being taken care of.
To make an appointment to see one of our Personal Injury experts, Navdip Gill, Sam Seaford, Anne Maguire, Ann Summerling or Kerry Gibbs please call 01908 689338 (out of office hours – 07825 940007) or contact us.
What our clients say:
“The service I received was outstanding. Timelines that Anne discussed with me in the beginning were very accurate. Nothing was rushed and I felt she always had my best interests at heart. Thank you Anne for all your help!” Deena Johnson
For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our personal injury clients
Chambers & Partners 2024 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 2: notes the team has built a national reputation achieving impressive results on behalf of clients dealing with life changing injuries. Clients praise the team on their selection of instructing the leading experts in the UK. “Geoffrey Leaver offers excellent client care with the added benefit of experienced staff.”
Chambers & Partners 2023 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 2: notes the team is a highly regarded personal injury practice offering expertise in a broad range of disputed liability cases. The team is equally adept at handling cases from RTAs, acting for passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. Their expertise includes severe spinal cord and brain injuries, as well as PTSD. “Geoffrey Leaver’s team is professional and approachable.”
Chambers & Partners 2022 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 1: notes the team is highly regarded as a personal injury practice offering expertise in a broad range of disputed liability cases. Equally adept at handling cases resulting from RTAs, brain injuries, as well as PTSD. One client commented “The service I received was five-star; the team were professional and empathetic.”
Chambers & Partners 2021 – Personal Injury Department Ranked in Band 1: one client reports “The process has been nothing but well planned and stress-free.”
Chambers & Partners 2020: Personal Injury Department is recognised by Chambers & Partners 2020 who noted the department as“efficient and effective, and easy to communicate with.”
The Legal 500: Personal Injury Department is recognised by The Legal 500 who notes “the practice is well-regarded for ‘taking on difficult cases at short notice’ from other law firms.”
Personal Injury Team
Navdip Gill Partner
Personal Injury 01908 689338 (07825 940007)Navdip is a highly experienced and shrewd Personal Injury Litigator with an exceptional track record in delivering great results for his clients. Recognised as a top ranked lawyer by Chambers & Partners, his particular area of expertise involves complex and challenging high value brain and head injury cases in both adults and children.
Sam Seaford Partner
Personal Injury 01908 689349Sam is a personal injury solicitor and Partner at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, who has over a decade of experience handling serious and catastrophic personal injury claims including but not limited to employer’s liability, road traffic accidents and occupier’s liability claims. Sam has extensive experience in claims against insurance companies, large scale employer’s and their representatives, Councils and the Police. He specialises in high value and complex, pedestrian, motorcycle and cyclist claims.
Anne Maguire Consultant
Personal Injury 01908 689365Anne is a Consultant to the Personal Injury Department. Anne is ranked as a leader in her field by Chamber and Partners Legal Directory. She has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients who have suffered serious brain or life-changing injuries, clinical negligence and fatal accidents.
Kerry Gibbs Associate
Personal Injury 01908 692769Kerry has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, in various roles acting on behalf of claimants and defendants. The majority of her experience has been gained in Personal Injury, where she worked her way up to client account manager for a large corporation before specialising in claimant based work.
Ariana Kirton-Mogort Paralegal
Personal Injury 01908 689328Ariana is the newest member of our Personal Injury team and joins us as a Paralegal. After graduating from Buckingham University with an LLB, Ariana completed her Legal Practice Course and LLM with De Montfort University. Having always had a passion for studying law, she chose to specifically study personal injury during her master’s degree.