Motorbike accident claims can differ in many ways from car accident claims. While accidents in a car can lead to minor injuries , the same accident can lead to far more severe injuries for motorcyclists. The majority of motorbike accidents are caused by other road users. If another person causes your motorbike accident you could be eligible to make a motorbike accident claim. Compensation received can help to reduce the financial loss caused to you as a result of medical expenses and loss of earnings.

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What are common Motorbike Accident Claims?

  • Errors by other road users
  • Poor road conditions such as pot holes or standing water
  • Oil spills on the road
  • Cargo spilled on the road from another road user
  • Stray animals can cause accidents and there may be a claim against the owner’s home or farm insurance.

You may not be able to identify the person who caused the accident in certain situations, for example:

  • They have left the scene (“hit and run”)
  • They dropped cargo on the road before you got there and this caused the accident
  • They spilled oil on the road before you got there and this caused the accident

In these scenarios you can pursue a claim against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), the organisation that acts as the insurer for all unidentified road users.

If the accident was caused by somebody else then the family may have a claim for compensation for their loss.

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What should you do/not do after a Motorbike Accident?

  • Seek Medical Help
  • Gather information at the scene
  • Make the road safe
  • Report the accident to the Gardaí
  • Contact an Engineer
  • Timeline for Notifying a Claim
  • Notify your own insurance company
  • Be careful dealing with the other driver’s insurance company
  • Contact a specialist Motorbike Accident Injury solicitor for guidance
  • Do not leave the scene until you have exchanged name, address, contact details, licence plate number and insurance details with the other drivers involved.
  • Do not admit liability for the accident. Sometimes people say things out of shock or to make the other driver feel better. This can affect your insurance and your right to compensation if the other drivers say the accident was your fault and that you admitted fault at the scene.
  • Do not make a formal statement to the Gardaí before getting legal advice. If the Gardaí ask for a statement, tell them you will make the statement at a later date and then get legal advice.

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