In total UK-wide approximately 21,000 motorcycle accidents occur per year. When you look at the spread of accidents across UK regions you find that London and the South East are the motorcycle accident hotspots of the UK. However London, although it has an extremely high proportion of motorcycle accidents it has the lowest percentage of fatalities within its accident statistics. It is also in fact one of the safest places to ride a motorbike on the weekends – showing that a lot of the accidents happen whilst individuals are commuting or working in the city.
Often oil or diesel on the road is a major hazard for motorbike users – causing bikes to slip and lose control and many accidents are caused by problems with the road such as this. As one would suspect, the most dangerous time of day to ride your motorbike is between 4 in the afternoon and 7 in the evening, around evening rush hour and the most dangerous day of week is a Friday, presumably when people are trying their best to get home from a long week at work to enjoy their weekend.
If you have had a motorbike accident, it may be due to a problem with a road, it may be due to a fault with the bike, it may be bad luck, or it may be due to a collision. The most common place for motorcycle collisions to occur is at T-junctions. This is often due to other road users such as drivers of trucks and cars, failing to notice a motorcyclist on the road. If you have been involved in a motorcycle collision which was not your fault, for this reason, or for many other reasons, you may be able to make a claim against the negligent party for compensation.
To make a motorbike accident claim you must enter into the claiming process within 3 years of the collision date. Having a collision can cause you severe injuries so first of all get yourself better and then think about claiming. Contact a specialist motorbike collision lawyer and talk them through your situation. They will be able to give you direction as to whether your claim is a viable one. Give them as much information as you can about the situation and try your best to keep a good record of everything you can which will be relevant to your claim. You should keep all receipts from prescriptions, bus and train tickets you have bought to travel to appointments and try and keep a record of your injuries. This may be in photographic or diary format. Good luck with your claim!