Motorcyclists make up around 1% of the traffic on our roads, yet they account for 19% of all road user deaths. For the year 2011-2012, this translated into 362 motorcyclist fatalities and 5,247 instances of serious injury.
Without the protection of a car, bus, lorry etc., some injuries become more specific to motorcyclists than to other road users:
- Road Rash – skin abrasions and bone wear resulting from hitting the ground at speed
- Biker’s Arm – a crushed arm resulting from the motorcycle falling sideways
- Brain Injury – the most common motorcycle injury, ranging from mild to severe
- Spinal Injury – varying in seriousness according to location and extent of trauma
- Leg Fractures – including fractures that break the skin, often causing tendon damage
Thinking of Starting a Claim?
Government statistics show a 26% reduction in motorcyclist fatalities on British roads since 2008, and a 6% reduction in serious injuries to motorbike riders over the same period.
However, as an average, 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured at junctions on British roads every day.
If you think you, or someone you know, has been affected by a motorbike injury and would like expert advice on this type of case, contact Hampson Hughes Solicitors today on 0800 888 6888 or email