Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sponsored guest post: Start of summer biking season may see rise in road accidents

The clocks have forward, the days are getting longer and this year’s bitter winter weather is a fading memory.  For hundreds of thousands of motorbike-owners, this is the time of year when they venture into the garage, remove the dust sheets and start getting their bikes ready for the summer months.  Already the racing season is getting underway, with last weekend seeing the second round of the World Superbike Championship being run at Donnington Park and the first races in the Triumph Triple Challenge coming up in only three weeks.

With motorcyclists taking to the road again in large numbers, the number of bikers injured in road accidents also rises.  As some of the least protected road users, bikers typically suffer more serious injuries in road accidents than the drivers or passengers in four-wheeled vehicles.  An accident at 30 miles per hour in a car may leave the occupants of a car with cuts, bruises and possibly some soft tissue injuries.  But a biker involved in an accident at the same speed could very well be thrown off his or her bike, potentially suffering broken bones or other more serious injuries.

For bikers who have been injured in accidents where they were not to blame, professional legal advice can make a real difference to the impact of an accident on their lives.  An expert motorbike accident lawyer will be able to recover financial compensation for any injuries suffered by the biker as well as organising repairs to their bike and the provision of a replacement hire bike in the interim.

Neil Worrall

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