Road accidents involving motorcyclists are often serious and are regularly caused by the carelessness of other road users. Our Lincolnshire based motorcycle accident solicitors are able to advise you or a loved one on a claim for compensation.
Our latest blog post looks at motorcycle accident figures for 2018, recently published by the government.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Latest figures produced by the department for Transport for accidents in 2018 show that there were 17,890 motorcycle accidents, of which 5,877 were classified as motorcyclists having sustained “serious injuries”. This figure is exceptionally high and represents some 32.85% of all motorcycle accidents, which means 1 in 3 motorcyclists involved in an accident were seriously injured.
An even more alarming statistic is that 389 motorcyclists were involved in fatal accidents, which translates into a motorcycle fatality every 45 motorcycle accidents in the UK during 2018.
When you compare motorcycle accident statistics with car accidents during the same period, it is clear that motorcyclists are involved in a far greater percentage of serious and fatal accidents than car drivers.
Of 165,000 car accidents during 2018, 26,029 were reported to have involved serious injury, where either the driver or passenger required urgent medical attention.
This car accident data means that 15.75% of all car accidents in 2018 were of a very serious nature, compared to over 32.85% of motorcycle accidents during the same period.
Motorcyclists beware on Lincolnshire’s roads
Motorcyclists on Lincolnshire’s roads should also take extra care, our roads are unfortunately some of the most dangerous in the entire country.
The roads around Lincoln, Skegness, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Louth and Scunthorpe are renowned as being some of the most dangerous in the county, with the A15, A16, A17 and the A46 being particular accident hotspots for both motorcycle and car accidents.
Motorcycle Accident Solicitors Lincolnshire
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and any loss of earnings as a result of the accident.
Even if you are partly to blame for the accident, there may be grounds to pursue a successful claim for compensation. Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today, we have many years experience in representing motorcyclists in claims for compensation and are able to offer you expert legal advice today.
From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new clients a free initial consultation where we discuss the merits of your case. Call us today on 01507 609027 or submit an online form using the enquiry form to the right of this page.