Motorcycle accidents typically occur when motorcyclists lose control. But they can also happen when you are overtaking or taking a bend especially on rural roads. Motorcyclists are prone to spinal injuries when they are involved in any type of motorcycle accident.
Spinal injuries tend to be serious and they can have a significant impact on an individual’s life. It is advisable to wear a back protector whenever you use a motorcycle. But you can still suffer from serious spinal injuries after any kind of impact even when you have a protector on.
It is advisable to contact a solicitor if you suffer from a spinal injury after a motorcycle accident. This is especially important if the accident was caused by another party. A solicitor will help you get compensation for the injuries incurred.
What to do
If you suffer from a spinal injury after a motorcycle accident, it is necessary to get an accurate diagnosis. This is essential if you want to make a claim. There are various issues that need to be considered before you seek compensation. The diagnosis will determine if you will require extended medical care.
A serious spinal injury can make it difficult for you to carry out your day-to-day activities. In such cases, the compensation has to factor in the assistance you require to function each day. You may also have to use alternative housing or modify your home after the accident. These are important considerations to make before you file a claim.
Amounts of Compensation for Type of Injury
Spinal injury compensation is designed to ensure you have adequate funds for both your short term and long term needs. Each claim is unique and the amount of money you get will depend on your individual injury. A spinal injury solicitor will help you get interim payments to help you meet your immediate expenses.
According to the UK law, the nature and degree of your injury determines how much you get as compensation. If you suffer from paralysis after a spinal injury, you can get as much as £90,000. This amount is supposed to compensate for the suffering and pain that you have gone through because of the injury.
A spinal injury can also affect other body parts, increasing the amount you get as compensation. If your injury affects your bowel movements, the claim can be worth almost £40,000.
How to Claim
When you have a motorcycle accident-spinal injury, there are various things you are allowed to claim for. You can claim for loss of income, motorcycle damage, expenses, personal injury, and financial recovery. To claim personal injury, the accident must have been caused by the other party’s negligence.
It is advisable to use a solicitor to claim compensation after a spinal injury. Once you have an accurate diagnosis from a qualified medical professional, you can approach a solicitor for assistance. The solicitor will investigate your case comprehensively and determine the best approach to take based on the level of your injuries. Your solicitor will act as the middleman between you and the other party involved in the accident. They will submit your claim to the party’s insurance company or the individual involved. The other party will be required to admit liability for the motorcycle accident.
If they admit liability, your solicitor will value the claim depending on the extent of your spinal injury, loss of income, and expenses you have incurred because of the accident. The other party will be asked to make an offer based. But if the offer is not satisfactory, the solicitor can advise you to go to court. You do not risk anything by going to court and you will not be required to pay any fees.
No Win, No Fee
My Motorbike Accident Claim solicitors will not ask you to pay any fees before you get your compensation. The firm will fund the entire case. This means that you do not have to worry about losing a case. If the solicitor loses your case, you are under no obligation to pay them for their services. Clients can walk away after a case is lost. You only pay after your case is successfully completed. This is a guarantee that the solicitors will do their best to represent you when you want to claim compensation for a spinal injury. Call us today for more information on 0800 699 0079.