How Much Compensation For A Motorbike Accident?

In this guide, you’ll learn how much compensation for a motorbike accident you could be awarded following a successful personal injury claim.

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How Much Compensation For A Motorbike Accident?

As well as looking at how motorbike accident compensation is calculated, we’ll explain the eligibility criteria for making such claims. Furthermore, you’ll learn about the types of evidence that might strengthen motorbike accident injury claims.

Later on, you’ll find examples of road traffic accidents involving motorbikes. Then, towards the end of our guide, we explain some of the reasons why you might want to work with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel if you have a valid claim.

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How Much Compensation For A Motorbike Accident?

When you make a successful motorcycle accident claim, two heads of loss could make up the overall payout you receive.

General damages is the first and it aims to compensate for any pain and suffering caused by your injuries. In order to help value this head, you may be asked to attend a medical assessment with an independent medical professional. They can produce a report with more details on the extent of your injuries and their future prognosis.

Those responsible for valuing general damages can use this medical report alongside the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). The JCG provides guideline compensation brackets for a number of different injuries.

Our table below lists several injuries and their corresponding figures from the JCG. However, the first entry is not from the JCG. Please only use this table as a guide.

Compensation Table

Injury Level of SeverityCompensation Guidelines Further Information
Multiple Serious Injuries with Special DamagesSevereUp to £1,000,000+Compensation for several injuries of a serious nature and their financial losses, such as lost income, medical costs, and domestic care expenses.
Brain DamageVery Severe£282,010 - £403,990Full-time care is required.
Arm AmputationLoss of Both Arms (a)£240,790 - £300,000The person is reduced to a state of considerable helplessness.
BackSevere (i)£91,090 - £160,980Severe pain and disability linked to nerve root and spinal cord damage.
Moderate (ii)£12,510 - £27,760For example, prolapsed discs in the back requiring laminectomy or causing repeated relapses.
NeckSevere (i)In the region of
Incomplete paraplegia from an associated neck injury.
Severe (iii)£45,470 - £55,990Severe damage to soft tissues and/or ruptured tendons causing chronic conditions.
Hip and Pelvis Severe (i)£78,400 - £130,930Severe injuries such as extensive pelvic fractures that include a lower back dislocation with a ruptured bladder.
Moderate (i)£26,590 - £39,170Cases which may require hip replacement surgery.

Claiming For Financial Losses In A Motorcycle Accident Claim

Following a successful claim, you could also receive special damages within your payout. This is the second head of loss that aims to compensate for financial losses and expenses linked to your injuries.

Therefore, if you make a successful road accident claim, special damages could cover:

  • Loss of earnings.
  • Care or support costs.
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses.
  • The cost of adapting your home to make accessibility improvements (to help with any permanent disability).

Such costs must be proven by way of receipts, bank statements and other financial documents.

If you’d like us to check how much compensation for a motorbike accident you might be entitled to claim, please contact our advice centre today.

Eligibility Criteria When Claiming Motorcycle Accident Compensation

Road users must use the roads safely so as to prevent injuring or causing damage to themselves and other road users. This is the duty of care they owe which can be upheld by following the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Highway Code.

In order to begin a personal injury claim for a motorbike accident, you need to prove:

  • You were owed a duty of care .
  • They breached their duty of care.
  • As a result, you sustained a physical and/or psychological injury.

Claims that meet the above criteria may be possible for a variety of different injuries, including serious injuries and fatal motorcycle accidents. If you’d like to check if you have a valid claim or ask how much compensation for a motorbike accident you could be entitled to, why not speak to us today?

How Could A Motorcycle Accident Happen?

As shown previously, claims for injuries caused in motorbike accidents can only be made if another road user caused the accident by breaching their duty of care.

Here are some examples of how a driver could lead to a motorcyclist being injured:

  • Where a lorry driver collided with a motorcyclist because they failed to check their blind spots before changing lanes. Subsequently, the motorbike rider suffered a serious back injury.
  • A car driver may have knocked a motorbike rider off their vehicle after crossing a solid white line to overtake traffic. As a result, the motorcyclist suffered a brain injury and a serious neck injury.
  • Where a car driver who was distracted by their phone, pulled out of a junction and hit a motorbike causing the rider to suffer a broken elbow injury and other serious injuries.

To check how much compensation for a motorbike accident you could receive for similar injuries, please call our team on the number above.

What Evidence Can Help You Claim Compensation For A Motorbike Accident?

The best way to prove a personal injury claim is to provide as much evidence as possible. For road traffic accident claims, some examples of the types of evidence that could prove useful include:

  • Accident scene photographs.
  • Contact numbers for any potential witnesses so statements can be taken at a later date.
  • Details about any medical appointment as well as copies of your medical records.
  • Dashcam, helmet cam or CCTV footage of the accident.
  • A diary of how your injuries have affected you.
  • Photographs of any visible injuries.

If you have a valid road traffic accident claim and a solicitor from our panel offers to represent you, part of their services may include helping you collect evidence to support your claim.

To check how we could help you begin the claims process, why not reach out today?

Claim Motorbike Accident Compensation Using A No Win No Fee Solicitor

If you have evidence that your claim for a motorbike accident meets the eligibility criteria, and you wish to seek legal representation, you can get in touch with us to discuss instructing an expert solicitor from our panel.

Importantly, if your claim is taken on by a solicitor from our panel, they’ll work under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) to provide a No Win No Fee service.

The general terms of a CFA mean that:

  • There is no requirement to pay fees for your solicitor’s services upfront or as the claim continues.
  • You also won’t need to pay for your solicitor’s services should the claim fail.
  • If you are paid compensation, a success fee will deducted from it as a legally capped percentage. This ensures you keep the majority of your settlement.

To find out how to make a claim for an accident on your motorbike or to check if your case is valid and whether a solicitor from our panel could represent you under No Win No Fee terms, you can get in touch with us. We can also provide further guidance on compensation for a motorbike accident. To get in touch:

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To find out more about how much compensation for a motorbike accident you might be entitled to claim, please speak with a member of our team.