Motorcycle accident claims

This group clearly has the respect of many of the best experts in the field.

Chambers UK
Personal Injury

Our specialist lawyers recognise the daily risk of serious injury faced by responsible and careful riders on the road. We have handled a wide range of accident claims for bikers, many involving brain and spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputation and disfigurement from burns. We also represent families who have lost a loved one due to a motorbike injury.

If the worst happens, we will guide you through the whole claims process - from repair or replacement of your bike through to rehabilitation and compensation. We are proud to be one of the leading personal injury advisers in the UK. Members of our team are approved as serious personal injury specialists by the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). We are also accredited with the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway.

A number of our lawyers are experienced motorcyclists and understand the needs of bikers and the prejudices they may face following an incident. We know that bikers are often unfairly blamed for causing accidents by driving too fast or too dangerously when they have sustained serious injury through no fault of their own. In many cases we have successfully challenged those misconceptions. We also take over claims for injured motorcyclists who have been told that their case has limited prospects or to settle for a low figure and are happy to provide a second opinion without charge.

Every case is different and we always tailor our advice to each client’s specific needs. We seek to achieve the best possible outcome for motorcycle accident claims, not just in terms of financial compensation. Our lawyers will investigate all the implications of your injuries – from loss of earnings to care, accommodation, transport and treatment needs. We believe that our clients should have the best assistance available to maximise the speed and extent of their recovery and encourage defendants to meet these needs at the earliest possible stage, securing interim payments to fund rehabilitation where appropriate.

Initial advice is offered free of charge and without obligation. This can include guidance provided by telephone, a visit from one of our specialist solicitors or a review of your documents. We offer various forms of funding, including no win no fee (conditional fee) agreements. Our team aims to ensure that you receive maximum compensation while minimising the legal costs involved.

We offer expert advice on:

  • cases where bikers are hit by cars turning right without seeing them on their outside
  • cases where bikers are injured by drivers opening car doors when they pass
  • claims involving cars cornering on the wrong side of the road or overtaking when there is an oncoming bike
  • claims involving cars overtaking without being aware of a motorbike or ‘jumping’ the lights without seeing motorbikes travelling through
  • accidents on race tracks
  • compensation for bikers hit by uninsured drivers and /or hit and run
  • injuries due to road defects including potholes and spillages

Recent work highlights

Six figure settlement for amputee

Settling a claim for a motorcyclist who approached Penningtons Manches for a second opinion having previously been told he had no claim due to his speeding. He had undergone an above knee amputation after his accident.


Serious collision with van driver

Successfully concluding a claim on behalf of a motorcyclist who was injured after a van driver reversed into his path. Our client subsequently struck a lamppost sustaining numerous injuries.


Damages for roadside injury

Recovering compensation for a motorcyclist who was hit while assisting a fellow biker at the side of a road. As a result of the impact, he suffered a broken pelvis giving rise to a permanent limp, pain and restriction in activity.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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