Personal Legal Services

Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve had a motorcycle accident at the hands of a negligent driver you may well have suffered serious injury and impacted financially.

How long will you have to settle motorcycle accident claims?

As with the majority of road traffic accidents, you have up to three years from the date of the motorcycle accident to settle your claim, or to issue court proceedings.  However, we recommend starting the claims process as soon as possible, since the deadline rules can be complex and the settlement process can be lengthy.  At a time where you might be struggling financially, we recommend acting fast.

Can you claim for a motorcycle accident if fault is unclear?

Even if you believe you may have been partially at fault (for example if you were speeding), you may still be able to make a claim for your motorcycle accident if the other party were also deemed negligible.  Our expert team can discuss your case with you, review all of the evidence and help you understand what the likely outcome of your case might be, and whether you may still be eligible for compensation.

What can you claim for after a motorcycle accident?

The level of motorcycle accident compensation will vary from case to case.  If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you will be entitled to two kinds of damages:

  • General damages – this figure is awarded based on the level of pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
  • Special damages – this is designed to cover any financial losses and expenses arising from your injury. This can include lost earnings, cost of replacing your motorcycle, medical treatment costs, any travel costs and other expenses.

Speak to one of our experienced motorcycle accident solicitors to find out what compensation you may be eligible for.

Why choose Garratts to deal with your motorcycle accident?

The impact of a motorcycle accident can leave you extremely vulnerable depending on the types of injuries you have sustained.  Our motorcycle accident solicitors based in Oldham and Manchester have extensive experience working on cases where victims have suffered from life changing injuries, we will not just pursue a financial claim we will support you in accessing the immediate and post care you need.


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