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How to make a motorbike accident claim

Knowing what to do and who to contact after a motorbike accident can feel daunting. At Biker-SOS we follow a simple step-by-step process and your solicitor is only a phone call away – so you’ll always know the latest status on your case.

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Make your initial enquiry

Speak to our legal experts in strictest confidence.

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Case review

One of our motorcycle accident specialists will assess your case and give you an honest assessment.

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Gather information

Once your case is accepted we will begin to gather information and evidence to help support your claim.

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Medical evidence

We will obtain independent medical evidence to ensure the full extent of your injuries.

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Present your claim

We will present your claim, with all the necessary evidence, to the insurers of the party at fault for your accident.

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We’ll begin to negotiate with the insurers in order to recover appropriate compensation.

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Either your compensation is secured, or we commence court proceedings if the insurers refuse to make a reasonable offer.

Frequently asked questions


The general rule is that you cannot make a claim for the inconvenience of being in an accident.  Losses arising from an accident have to more tangible than just being inconvenienced.  Stress, by itself, also isn’t generally something that can be claimed for.  It is possible for a claim to be made in respect of an identifiable psychological conditions, such as post-traumatic stress and depression arising as a consequence of an accident, but the stress of going through the process of making a claim is not something that can generally be compensated.

If youve suffered due to a motorbike accident that was caused by another individual or organisation, you may be entitled to compensation.  Our experienced personal injury solicitors can quickly tell you whether you have a claim - call us on 0330 0081218 for free legal advice.  

We will try to bring your compensation claim to a close as swiftly as possible, but where required, we can seek an interim payment while we continue with your claim. This can help ease financial pressures and cover costs, especially if your injuries have led to a change in your work situation or living requirements. Contact our motorbike law specialists for free advice today.   

Every motorbike injury compensation case is different from the next, and so the amount awarded for each claim will differ. What you can expect from a personal injury claim is financial compensation based on the kind of injuries you have suffered and how they have negatively impacted your life in both the immediate and long-term. The more severe an injury is, the higher the compensation can be for a motorbike injury claim. If you or a loved one has experienced a serious injury, several factors are included in the calculation of how much financial compensation you are due. These claim factors often include: 

  • Loss of earning potential from work
  • Adaptations to your home
  • Rehabilitation services to regain a quality of life
  • General damages (pain and suffering compensation) 

Compensation for a motorbike accident claim is not black and white, but instead requires a close review of what happened in your specific experience. To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, visit our Claim Calculator for an estimate, or call our specialist solicitors on 0330 0081218. 

Claims Process

Following a hit and run accident, it is still possible to make a claim, even if you don’t have the other driver’s details. In this type of accident, the process of gathering evidence or speaking to witnesses immediately after the accident becomes even more important however. Failing that, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the UK insurance industry that supports victims of motor accidents where the other party does not have insurance or where there has been a “hit and run” situation. The organisation has certain conditions and requirements that must be adhered to before it agrees to assist in a case. If it is deemed necessary, the legal team at BIker-SOS can help explore this route.

To make a claim, simply ring 0330 0081218 and speak to a member of our experienced legal team. They will guide you through the process, step-by-step. Alternatively, enter your details into our contact form on the Contact Us page and we will be in touch.

Immediately after a motorcycle accident, it is important to follow these simple steps (especially if it wasn’t your fault), in order to improve your chances of being able to make a claim against the driver at fault. 

  1. Try to stay calm, assess any injuries you might have and check the safety of your surroundings.
  2. Call the emergency services on 999 and report the accident straight away.
  3. Collect the contact details and vehicle registration plates of all parties involved.
  4. Take photographic evidence of the scene, as this may help you later on.
  5. Identify any witnesses who saw the accident happen and collect their contact details, too.
  6. Finally, contact the motorcycle accident claim experts at Biker-SOS on 0330 0081218.

Yes. We understand that if a loved one has experienced an injury, they may not be in a position to start a claim themselves. It’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible, so you can start the claims process on their behalf. Contact our motorbike law specialists for free, no-obligation advice by calling 0330 0081218 

Even if you believe your injuries resulted partly from your own actions, you may still be entitled to compensation. If you can show that someone else was at least partially responsible for causing your injuries, we may still be able to pursue a claim on your behalf. Contact us today to find out if you can make a claim.  


Motorbikes are allowed to use some bus lanes, but not all. Bus lanes are controlled by independent local authorities and they set the rules for who can use them and when. Before the start of each bus lane, there should be a blue sign detailing which type of vehicle is allowed to use the lane and at what time. The main exception is in Greater London, where almost all bus lanes are open to motorcyclists.

Known as filtering, bikers are legally allowed to overtake or skip lanes of queuing traffic in the UK as long as it is done safely, with due care and attention and without excessive speed.

Known as filtering, bikers are legally allowed to overtake or skip lanes of queuing traffic in the UK as long as it is done safely, with due care and attention and without excessive speed.

The impact or consequences that a motorcycle accident can have on your life are not to be underestimated. Depending on the seriousness of any injuries or on the specific circumstances, there may be a lengthy and difficult period of rehabilitation to consider. This, in turn, may have secondary implications such as not being able to work or provide for your family. In addition to the potential physical challenges, there may also be a lengthy legal process and a considerable amount of paperwork to manage. The period of time following a motorcycle accident can be a very difficult time for those involved.

The range of injuries that you can sustain in a motorcycle accident are wide and varied. Most however can be split into primary and secondary injuries. Primary injuries are caused during the accident itself, by a collision or an impact with another vehicle or stationary object. Secondary injuries are caused once the rider is thrown from the bike as they slide along the surface of the road or impact with another vehicle or stationary object. The most serious injuries a rider can sustain are brain traumas and spinal injuries, which can lead to life-changing mental or physical effects or death. Other serious injuries include traumatic amputations, facial fractures, degloving of the skin and serious limb injuries such as badly broken legs or arms. Road rash is a secondary injury where the abrasive surface of the road scrapes part of a rider’s skin away due to friction as they slide down the road. Your body can also sustain any number of other less serious injuries such as muscle strains, bruising or minor burns.

All motorcycle accidents that involve a third party or another driver or rider, however minor, should be reported, both to your insurer and to the police.

If you’ve lost a loved one following a motorcycle accident, we know this will be an extremely traumatic and overwhelming time for you and your family. While we understand that no amount of compensation will make up for your loss, you may be able to make a claim to help with any financial issues caused by the bereavement.  

Our team of experienced solicitors will be with you every step of the way, helping you find answers and supporting you as you navigate this difficult time. For free, no-obligation advice call us on 0330 0081218 

If you already have private medical insurance then of course it is possible for you to make use of that for any necessary therapies.  However, subject to certain criteria, we can arrange for specialist private rehabilitative treatment to be provided, with the costs of the treatment forming part of your claim against the insurers of the driver who caused your injuries.

Because we make a claim from the insurer of the driver at fault, this won’t affect your current insurance policy. However, you may have to inform any future motorcycle insurance provider that you have been involved in a non-fault accident which resulted in making a claim. Depending on your personal circumstances, this may or may not affect your premium or ability to purchase insurance.

Each case is different, but ultimately, if the driver has no insurance you will not be able to make a claim in the traditional sense. There is however still a possibility that you can make a claim from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) – a not-for-profit organisation funded by the UK insurance industry that supports victims of motor accidents where the other party does not have insurance. There are certain conditions and requirements that must be adhered to before the MIB will accept your claim. If it is deemed necessary, the legal team at Biker-SOS will help you explore this route.

It is difficult to estimate how many accidents are caused by motorcycles. We do know that 80% of motorbike accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, and that 600 bikers a year are killed in road traffic accidents. The latest government statistics only average the period between 2004 and 2020, but this gives us a clear enough indication of the patterns. We know that almost half (40%) of motorcycle fatalities involved an incident with a car, and the most common contributory factor in serious motorbike accidents was ‘driver or rider failed to look properly’. However, when it comes to apportioning blame, it is important to look at each case on a case-by-case basis. 

On average there are about 600 bikers a year killed on our roads in the UK and 7000 serious injuries. There are likely many more minor accidents or injuries not reported. Bikers are classed as vulnerable road users, because they are exposed to hazards and driving conditions that impact them differently to other vehicle users. In fact, as a motorcycle rider, you are 40 times more likely to be killed in an accident than car drivers, and you are more likely to be killed on a motorbike than with any other means of transport. Safety is paramount when riding a motorbike, and bikers should pay particular attention to other road users, and adapt their riding to suit the weather conditions. 

This very much depends on the terms and conditions of your current motor insurers.  If you have a protected no claims policy, then you may find that your accident will not have any effect on your premiums regardless of whether you were at fault or not.  Not all insurers operate in the same way, so it is always best to check with them direct.

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