So, you’ve taken all the required tests for a full motorcycle licence, kept up on training, know the rules of the road, and even have proper riding gear, but the near-unthinkable still happens: you’re involved in a crash with your bike.
Whether you manage to walk away from the incident without too much problem, or you suffer serious injuries, it’s best to contact a professional company and make an accident claim.
Why Make a Claim?
Even though you might have been covered head to toe in proper riding gear and obeyed the rules of the road, if you’ve suffered a crash that might warrant a trip in an ambulance (even just to get checked over by a doctor), and it’s most definitely the other person’s fault, you are more likely to get proper compensation from the other person if you call a professional company to handle the issue. And of course, the quicker you do this, the better.
We know it can be difficult for some people to make claims, stating that they don’t want to raise a fuss about potentially minor injuries. But as many know, even seemingly minor injuries can cause problems with mobility if not seen to, and you just might need the money for potential related expenses down the road.
If looking at the expense of a solicitor seems like too much of a mental hurdle at first, keep in mind that lots of solicitors that handle motorcycle cases have a guarantee that, if they do not win your case in court, you do not have to pay their fees.
Other Benefits of A Professional Company
Making an accident claim with a professional company can be beneficial in other ways. For example, many companies that specialise in motorcycle claims have solicitors that ride. Find a company like this and you will be partnered with someone who has full knowledge of the rules of riding a motorcycle in the UK, and therefore they will be fully in your corner.
Additionally, a professional company will be just that: professional. You will receive proper follow-up with your case at every step, so you don’t have to worry too much about how things are going. Because of advanced Internet technology these days, you’re not limited to just phone calls or in-person visits for starting, and keeping up with, your claim. You can opt to receive texts as well.
Also, when you start the claim process, many websites have chat applications, so you don’t have to worry about sitting idly in a chair waiting to see a solicitor, nor will you have to deal with phone call wait times that might burn through your mobile minutes.
This said, you can certainly book a time to see a solicitor in person from the start, if that is your preference.
How To Choose a Company
Since there are many professional companies that handle motorcycle accident claims, looking for the best one to handle your claim can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time with a collision. Read reviews and testimonials, as sometimes these can give you a better overall picture than just looking at the main page of a site. You can also ask around, getting local advice and word-of-mouth recommendations, especially if you’d rather work with a company whose main office is located close to where you live.
As you can see, there are more benefits to making a claim with a professional company than there would be if you don’t make a claim at all. If you feel spoilt for choice, ask around for the best local recommendations or read online reviews and testimonials. You’ll eventually find the team that will best represent you and your case.