Common types of motorcycle accident


Riders involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly vulnerable from many types of injury, from whiplash to traumatic brain injuries. Being aware of the most common accident scenarios, can help you become a better and above all, safer rider. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, and it occured within the last 3 years, then you may be able to claim compensation, just call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our team will be happy to give you expert advice and legal assistance.

The most common type of motorcycle accident is where a vehicle crosses the motorcyclist's path to enter or leave a side road or private drive. Similar situations also occur at roundabouts, where another vehicle enters the roundabout in the path of a motorcyclist already on the roundabout. More than 1 in 5 of all motorcycle accidents were of this type, even though the motorcyclist had right of way.

About 1 in 5 of all motorcycle accidents also involve overtaking. Most of these were from motorcyclists passing stationary or slow moving vehicles in traffic queues. Usually the other vehicle is turning right out of a driveway or side road, and because the motorcyclist is moving so quickly - the driver does not see them in time.

The most common overtaking accident of them all occurs when the motorcyclist overtakes a vehicle, and the driver does not see them either because they did not check their mirrors correctly or because the motorcyclist is again, moving too quickly.

Accidents on bends are frequent, and often occur where the rider has failed to anticipate the correct speed to enter the bend. This can either result in them losing control of the bike, or taking too wide a track into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, youy may be entitled to claim compensation. For free help and advice please call us on 02392 484 244 and one of our experienced claims advisors will be happy to assist you.


No need to claim on your insurance

Anyone who has been involved in a road accident has the right to choose who repairs their vehicle. If you were responsible for the accident you were involved in, the company that insures your vehicle would normally deal with your accident claim.

However if you were not at-fault for the accident, you can choose to either claim on your own insurance policy or make a claim independently of your insurer. To find out more call 02392 484 244 and we will be happy to help.

We and our partners help thousands of people make independent accident claims. Our service enables motorists to get the help and assistance they need to resolve their accident related issues, with the costs being recovered directly from the at-fault driver on your behalf.

No excess to pay

Unfortunately even if an accident was not your fault, your insurer will almost certainly require you to pay your excess before any repair is started on your car.

This money should of course be recovered by an insurer at a later date, but with our service - you do not have to pay it at all.

By using our independent claims service, you are not making a claim on your insurance policy and so you will have no excess to pay.

Receive a like-for-like replacement hire vehicle

Not all insurance policies will include a replacement hire-car for you to use if yours is damaged and unroadworthy. In fact it is typically an 'optional extra' on your policy.

Other policies may offer a 'courtesy car' but this is often just a 'basic' saloon or hatchback which may not be suitable for your needs.

Car Call and its partners will provide a like-for-like replacement vehicle as part of our service. This means we will endeavour to supply a hire-vehicle that similar to your own in terms of its type, make and engine size.

So whether you drive a small hatchback or a prestige sports car, we will look to provide a similar hire-vehicle that suits your needs.

Manufacturer approved vehicle repairs

If you have been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the quality of the repairs to your car. We have a UK wide network of partner approved Accident Repair Centres available to all of our customers.

Many of our accident repair centres are have manufacturer approvals for specific brands, so if you require a manufacturer approved repair centre, simply tell your personal claim handler and they will ensure your vehicle goes to an approved repairer.

Want you vehicle repaired by a specific garage? No problem, we can alternatively use a repairer that you specify.

Legal Assistance

Our partner solicitors provide legal assistance as part of our service. They specialise in motor claims related issues, so you can be assured of the best possible advice and assistance.

They issues they can assist you with include:

  • Recovery of the cost of the replacement hire-vehicle
  • Recovery of the cost of uplifting your damaged vehicle
  • Recovery of all repair costs
  • Recovery of the cost of damaged of personal items
  • Seeking financial compensation for an injury