Learn About Making An Electric Motorcycle Accident Claim

Have you suffered an injury in a road traffic accident involving an electric motorcycle? Did the accident occur because another road user breached their duty of care? If so, you might be wondering whether you can claim compensation. As we move through this guide, we look at when you could make an electric motorcycle accident claim, the evidence you could gather to prove your case, and how compensation for a successful claim is calculated.

Additionally, we discuss the duty of care different road users owe one another and how a breach of this could lead to an electric motorcycle accident and result in you suffering physical injuries and/or mental harm.

Finally, we look at the benefits of working with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel and how they could assist you in claiming compensation for road traffic accidents.

If you have any other questions about making a road traffic accident claim, get in touch with our team. To reach them, you can fill out our contact form and request a call-back.

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  1. What Is An Electric Motorcycle Accident Claim?
  2. What Could Lead To Electric Motorcycle Accident Claims?
  3. How Much Compensation Could You Receive For An E Scooter Accident Claim?
  4. What Evidence Could Help You Claim Electric Motorcycle Compensation?
  5. How To Make A No Win No Fee Electric Motorcycle Accident Claim
  6. Learn More About Making A Personal Injury Claim

What Is An Electric Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Road users owe one another a duty of care to avoid causing harm to themselves or others while using the roads. This is their duty of care that they must uphold by following the The Road Traffic Act 1988  and the rules in The Highway Code. If you have been injured in an electric motorcycle accident at the fault of another road user, you may be able to claim compensation. 

In order to claim compensation for your motorbike accident injury, you would have to prove the following:

  1. Another road user owed a duty of care to you. 
  2. They breached that duty of care. 
  3. You suffered an injury due to the breach.

These three points are the basis of negligence which needs to be proven for an electric motorcycle accident claim to be valid. 

Contact an advisor today to discuss the eligibility criteria for claims for accidents involving electric scooters and find out whether you could proceed with your case.

How Long Do You Have To Make An Electric Motorcycle Accident Claim?

You will generally have 3 years from the date of your accident to start your electric motorcycle accident claim. The limitation period for road traffic accident claims is stated in the Limitation Act 1980.

However, there are a few instances where the personal injury claims time limit would be paused. For example, if the injured person is under the age of 18 or lacks the mental capacity to begin legal proceedings themselves.

To find out more about the time limits and exceptions today, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we can tell you whether the time limit will apply to you as normal or whether exceptions can be made.

What Could Lead To Electric Motorcycle Accident Claims?

Below, we have provided examples of how an electric motorcycle accident could occur:

  • The driver of a car fails to check it’s safe before pulling out on a roundabout, leading to a crash with an electric motorcycle. As a result, the bike user suffers a back injury from the car accident
  • A driver failing to indicate before changing lanes could lead to a collision with an electric motorbike user, causing them to suffer several serious injuries such as head injuries and paralysis injuries.
  • A car driver is under the influence of alcohol whilst driving. As a result, they drive the wrong way down a one-way street and collide head on with an electric motorbike user. This leads the cyclist to suffer severe injuries, such as broken bones and a serious spinal injury.

Please keep in mind that not all accidents will form the basis of a valid electric motorcycle accident claim. So, to discuss your case and find out whether you’re eligible to pursue a compensation claim, contact our team today.

How Much Compensation Could You Receive For An E Scooter Accident Claim?

Personal injury compensation payouts may be composed of up to two separate heads of claim. 

The first head of claim is general damages. General damages compensate for the physical and mental impacts resulting from your injury. Factors that could influence your general damages payout in an electric scooter accident claim include:

  • The pain and severity of your injury. 
  • The treatment you need and your expected recovery period.
  • The effect on your quality of life. 
  • Your loss of enjoyment. 

Those responsible for valuing general damages can refer to a medical report from an independent medical assessment you might need to attend as part of the claims process. They can also use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) which contains numerous injuries at different severities along with guideline compensation brackets. 

Compensation Table

We have included a table of different injuries extracted from the JCG below. The top entry is not from the JCG. Please use these figures as a guide only as the actual compensation amount you receive following a successful electric motorbike accident claim can differ depending on your unique circumstances.

InjurySeverityCommentsGuideline Compensation Brackets
More than one serious injury plus financial lossesSeriousMultiple serious injuries and their impacts, such as mental and physical pain and suffering, and financial impacts, such as lost wages. Up to £1,000,000+
ParalysisTetraplegia (a)Paralysis of the upper and lower body. The presence of any respiratory issues and depression are some factors considered when determining the award given.£324,600 to £403,990
Paraplegia (b)Paralysis of the lower body. The person's age and life expectancy are considered when determining the award along with other factors.£219,070 to £284,260
HeadVery Severe (a)Full-time nursing care is required due to poor language function and double incontinence, for example.£282,010 to £403,990
Moderate (c) (i)No employment prospects, substantial epilepsy risk, and a moderate to severe intellectual deficit.£150,110 to £219,070
LegAmputation (a) (i)Loss of both legs.£240,790 to £282,010
HandEffective loss of both hands (a)Extensive damage that renders both hands a little more than useless from a serious injury.£140,660 to £201,490
BackSevere (a) (i)Spinal cord and nerve root damage.£91,090 to £160,980
NeckModerate (b) (iv)Incomplete paraplegia from an associated neck injury.In the region of £148,330
ArmPermanent and substantial disablement (b)Serious fractures of one or both forearms causing significant and permanent disability.£39,170 to £59,860

Claiming Special Damages After An Electric Motorcycle Accident

The second head of claim is special damages. Special damages compensate for the financial impacts resulting from your injury.

Examples of the past and future financial losses that you could claim for under special damages include:

  • Lost earnings from being unable to work.
  • Domestic care costs if you require care at home. 
  • Medical expenses for any prescriptions or specialist equipment. 
  • Travel expenses, such as the cost of taxis to and from medical appointments.
  • House renovations, for example if you require a stairlift to cope with your injury.

You can keep hold of payslips, invoices, receipts, travel tickets, and bank statements to prove your financial losses. 

To discuss how much compensation for an electric motorcycle accident claim you could be awarded, get in touch with an advisor. They can provide a free valuation of your potential case.

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What Evidence Could Help You Claim Electric Motorcycle Compensation?

Gathering evidence is needed to prove your electric motorbike accident claim meets the relevant criteria and how your injuries have affected you.

Potential evidence that could help strengthen your claim includes:

  • Video footage, such as CCTV footage or dashcam footage can be important in road traffic accident claims as this can help determine the events that led to the accident. 
  • A dated diary that has your symptoms written down. This can portray the change in your physical and mental well-being. 
  • Copies of medical records, such as reports from your doctor or the hospital about your medical treatment.
  • Photographs of where the accident happened and of your injury. 
  • Possible witness contact details, as they can corroborate your interpretation of events with witness statements later in the claims process.

If you choose to instruct one of the specialist solicitors from our panel, they can help you gather evidence to prove your personal injury claim, provide free legal advice, and ensure your case is brought forward within the relevant limitation period. 

To find out more about how they can help, get in touch today. Alternatively, read on to find out how they offer their services when handling e scooter accident claims.

How To Make A No Win No Fee Electric Motorcycle Accident Claim

Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis, typically through a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). 

If you proceed with your electric motorbike accident claim with a solicitor under the terms of a CFA, you will benefit from not having to pay any fees for the solicitor’s work:

  • Before and during your claims process.
  • If your electric scooter accident claim does not succeed.

You will have to pay your solicitor a success fee if you are awarded compensation. Your solicitor will automatically take this charge out of your compensation as a percentage but how much they can take is always legally capped. Due to the cap, you receive the majority of the compensation awarded.

While it is not an obligation for a solicitor to represent you, it can benefit you if you seek legal representation. Our panel of expert solicitors has years of expertise in personal injury claims and will strive to make the claims process as easy as possible for you. 

Discuss your options with us by getting in touch today about your e scooter accident claim. To do so, you can fill out our contact form and request a call-back.

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Learn More About Making A Personal Injury Claim

We have many other useful guides relating to making a personal injury claim:

You can also see these other pages for more useful information regarding your accident:

We hope this guide on making an electric motorcycle accident claim has helped. However, if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.