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Motorcycle Accident Claims

We specialise in motorcycle accident claims

We are proud of our heritage as specialist motorbike accident solicitors, who understand the unique needs of motorcyclists while providing an unrivalled understanding of serious motorbike injury claims.

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Motorcyclists are disproportionately involved in incidents on the road and many though no fault of their own. Having an accident can be life changing and having a specialist team to help you get compensation and help you rebuild your life after an accident can make all the difference. Fletchers is home to some of the leading personal injury lawyers in the UK. We have a team of specialist motorbike accident claims for over 35 years.

We have some keen motorcyclists in our team and we also support the cycling community through various initiatives. We also have a dedicated Serious Injury practice helping those with more serious, life changing injuries.  If you would like to see if we can help you contact our team by phone or request a callback with the form.   

No Win, No Fee Promise

We understand that when you are injured in an incident the last thing you want to be thinking about is how you are going to pay for legal fees. This is why we have a No Win, No Fee promise which means that you don’t pay anything up front and if we lose you don’t pay anything for our work.  

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What are motorcycle accident claims?

A motorcycle accident claim involves the legal pursuit of compensation, for the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, and caused by another party. These claims seek financial compensation for various losses; including lost income, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and property damage. It can also, in more serious cases, fund home adaptations and ongoing medical care. Motorcyclists pursue these claims to secure the assistance needed for their recovery and financial stability – both now and in the future. Pursuing compensation allows bikers to obtain the necessary resources for their physical and financial recovery. At Fletchers, our team of specialised motorcycle accident lawyers offer expert legal counsel and support, to help you seek compensation for your injuries.

What are the most common causes of motorcycle accident claims?

  • Filtering accidents 
  • U-turns from cars 
  • Accidents at a junction 
  • Bike and bus lanes 
  • Dropping the bike 
  • Pothole accidents 
  • Road debris and spillages 
  • Collisions with animals and children 
  • Hit and run accidents 
  • Car door opening 
  • Undertaking 

What injuries do we help clients with most in motorcycle accident claims?

  1. Muscle strain: Motorcyclists often suffer muscle strains and bruising following from an accident, and are likely to suffer from inflammation, tenderness and discolouration of the affected area. 
  1. Spinal injuries: The spine is particularly vulnerable, and a motorcycle accident differing levels of damage, in less severe cases a motorcyclist may experience back strains causing pain and stiffness in the back, whereas in more severe case, spinal cord issues may arise, sometimes leading to paralysis. 
  1. Degloving: Riders may experience a degloving injury resulting in loss of an extensive area of skin. Frequently observed in riders who have undergone minor motorcycle accidents and suffered impact injuries, a bruised muscle, or muscle contusion, refers to an injury affecting muscle fibres and connective tissues. This type of injury is commonly linked to muscles in the upper leg. 
  1. Burns: Some of our previous clients have experienced burns following a motorcycle accident which have varied in severity. For example, For example, First-degree burns are considered minor injuries that affect only the outer layer of the skin, resulting in redness and mild pain. Whereas second, and third degree burns increase in their severity – with the potential to result in long-term nerve damage. 
  1. Traumatic brain injury: Correct helmet-wearing is essential when riding a motorbike, and can help prevent more serious brain injuries. That said, the complex nature of motorcycle collisions means that, in some circumstances, rider do experience brain injuries that impair their cognitive function and abilities long-term.  
  1. Facial fractures: Riders may also experience facial fractures following an accident. Facial fractures often lead to significant pain, swelling, and discomfort. In severe instances, they can cause disfigurement, which may have profound psychosocial consequences. These include alterations in body image, diminished quality of life, and decreased self-esteem. 
  1. Scarring: Riders may suffer with and scars following an injury, and these can vary in appearance, size, and texture – depending on the severity of the initial wound. Some scars may be large and cause discomfort, while others may be smooth and hardly noticeable. 
  1. Limb injuries: Following an accident, it is common for motorcyclists to experience serious limb injuries. A severe limb injury refers to significant damage to either a leg or arm, as well as to the toes and fingers. This  includes fractures, dislocations, and substantial trauma to bones, soft tissues, and major blood vessels. 
  1. Amputation: In the most serious of case, a motorcyclist may require an amputation after their accident, which can cause a range of symptoms, which you can read more about here

How are motorcycle accident injuries treated?

Muscle strains and bruising: The initial treatment typically involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation, often abbreviated as RICE. While mild strains can often be effectively managed at home, severe strains may necessitate hospitalisation or even surgical intervention. 

Spinal cord injuries, such as herniated discs or fractures, require specialised care to reduce the risk of paralysis, particularly in severe instances. For strains to the back, rest is generally recommended. 

Serious limb injuries and facial fractures may require surgery, or physical therapy to promote proper healing and restore function.  

Degloving injuries need prompt medical attention, including the administration of IV fluids and antibiotics to prevent infection. Treatment options may involve removing dead or infected skin tissue, reattaching the degloved skin, applying skin grafts or skin flaps, or, in severe cases, amputation. 

Treating burns requires careful attention and specialised care. Initially, it’s crucial to cool the burn with cool (not cold) water to alleviate pain and reduce swelling. For minor burns, applying antibiotic ointment and covering the area with a sterile bandage can promote healing and prevent infection. However, for more severe burns, medical attention is essential.

Road rash treatments can include bandaging, skin grafts and reconstructive surgeries.

Motorbike accident solicitors

Motorcycle Accident Claims

Mary Lomas
Serious Personal Injury Solicitor

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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Mary Lomas
Serious Personal Injury Solicitor

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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Jayne Orme
Associate and Personal Injury Solicitor

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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Jayne Orme
Associate and Personal Injury Solicitor

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How does a motorcycle accident claim work?

With a team of 50 dedicated motorcycle accident team members; including motorcycle accident solicitors, lawyers and support colleagues, we are here to help you through what can be a worrying and unsettling process.

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Our work commitment to the motorbike community

At Fletchers Solicitors, we are deeply committed to the motorbike community, serving as the exclusive legal partners for members of the esteemed British Motorbike Federation. Our dedicated team provides invaluable advice and support to members involved in accidents, ensuring they receive the guidance they need during challenging times. As a testament to our passion for motorcycling, we proudly sponsor a diverse array of riders, including Christian Iddon of the Moto Rapido BSB Team, David Glossop of Hello Dave Racing, Harrison Dessoy of the Yamaha Rev2Race Team, Asher Durham of G&S Racing, and Harry Turner, a talented trials bike rider with Sherco UK.

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Christian Iddon himself commends our longstanding commitment, stating, “Fletchers Solicitors have a long history of helping motorcyclists at some of the worst times in their lives. I am proud to be associated with a company who offers such high levels of care and support to motorcyclists during these difficult times. I know that Fletchers understand the motorcycling community.”

Furthermore, we collaborate with various motorbike charities and organizations to prioritise biker safety and in particular support young bikers in staying safe on the road. At Fletchers, we’re not just legal experts; we’re dedicated advocates for the motorbike community’s wellbeing.

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Why choose Fletchers?

Choosing Fletchers Solicitors over other law firms means selecting a specialist team with a profound understanding of motorbike accident claims. With a longstanding dedication to assisting motorcyclists, we stand out as advocates for the motorbike community. Our track record speaks for itself: our seasoned lawyers have successfully managed countless motorcycle accident claims, earning us recognition among the top lawyers in personal injury across the UK.

The independent Legal 500 Directory in 2024 commends “our commitment to leveraging technology efficiently and maintaining a supportive, client-centric approach.”  

At Fletchers, we prioritise people and their pursuit of the best possible outcome. Choosing us means entrusting your case to a dedicated partner who ensures you’re supported every step of the way in seeking justice. 

Our mission is simple

Help rebuild the lives of people who have suffered serious, life changing injuries through motorbike accidents.

Our goal is for you to have the very best possible life after motorcycle injury. We do this, not only through the case work for injured clients, but also through supporting charities, causes and organisations that share the same mission.

We’re here to bring justice for you.

Motorbike accident claims FAQs

Can I make a motorcycle accident compensation claim?

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have grounds to pursue a motorcycle accident claim. It is important that we are able to establish liability (fault) in your case and working with a specialist legal team with experience in this area, is the best way to establish this. Often, we work with the other side (defendants) to reach a fair outcome and get the maximum compensation you deserve.

How much time do I have to make a motorcycle accident claim?

When pursuing a motorbike injury claim, it’s important to be aware of certain time constraints. Typically, you have three years from the date of your motorcycle accident, or from when your injuries were identified to make a claim. However, exceptions may apply if you’re making a claim on behalf of a minor or someone lacking mental capacity. Regardless of your situation, it would be beneficial to reach out to our team of motorbike accident solicitors promptly for guidance and assistance.

How much does it cost to make a motorcycle accident claim?

When making a motorcycle claim, worrying about legal fees should be the least of your concerns. Opting for Fletchers Solicitors guarantees a No Win No Fee agreement, ensuring no upfront costs. Even if the outcome is unsuccessful, there are no charges incurred. Our fee is only applicable upon a successful claim and is predetermined. This arrangement enables you to evaluate your case without financial obligations. Our team of dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers is committed to assisting you throughout the entire claims process.

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A full support team for your motorcycle accident case

Our specialist motorcycle accident team can facilitate treatment to assist you with a speedy recovery. We can also arrange medical investigations into more complex ongoing symptoms. We promise to assist you in compensating any damaged kit, clothing and loss of earnings too.

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Helping you to move forward after a motorcycle accident

Our specialist motorcycle accident solicitors work hard to negotiate the very best outcome and secure the compensation you are entitled to. If we can’t resolve the matter of liability, then we will issue Proceedings in the County Court. We have proven track record of successful outcomes at trial.

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