07 Aug Can I claim compensation if I have been in a motorbike accident?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault, it’s important to be aware that you have the same right to compensation as any other road user or individual involved in a road traffic collision.
Motorcyclists in Ireland are at much greater risk of serious injury or death when they have been in a road traffic accident compared to other road users. Due to their exposure and vulnerability, people are at much greater risk of injury from a motorbiked accident than a car, as they may be thrown over a car or along the road and are at risk of being hit by other road users.
What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Here we have listed some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents or crashes:
- Human Error
- Traffic collisions
- Mechanical Failures with a component of the bike
- Collision with other road obstructions or animals
- Right-of-way violation road traffic accidents
- Hit and Run
- Overtaking accidents
- Loss of control when travelling at speed around a bend in the road
- Racing Accident
How much compensation can I get for my motorbike accident?
As with all personal injury cases, the compensation you may receive is dependent on a number of factors, including:
- The nature and severity of your injury
- The lasting consequences of your injury (if any)
- Physical as well as emotional trauma you suffer
- Damage to your bike or other possessions
- Loss of earnings or potential future loss of earnings
For more information on calculating your personal injury compensation, please see our free eBook here.
What does No Win No Fee Solicitors Dublin mean?
“No win no fee” or “no win no fee solicitors”, means when a solicitor takes on your case you will not be charged a fee by your solicitor if you do not win your case.
Can I hire an Irish personal injury solicitor for my motorbike compensation claim, based on no win no fee?
No win no fee agreements are completely legal in Ireland, but it is strictly prohibited for Irish solicitors to advertise based on no win no fee, as stated by the Law Society of Ireland. The Law Society of Ireland only states that solicitors and solicitor firms may not advertise themselves based on the idea of “No Win No Fee”. Some solicitor firms take on personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis.
In contentious work, such as personal injury claims, a solicitor may not calculate their fees as a percentage of any amount the court awards you, or any settlement you receive out of court. In any successful case, your solicitor should aim to make the other side pay for as much of your legal fees as possible.
As each case and potential compensation varies hugely depending on the above factors, please talk to one of the solicitors at Ferrys Solicitors LLP, Personal Injury & Accident Solicitors today.