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    Mulderrigs have been handling serious motorcycle accident claims for almost thirty years.

    All drivers have a duty to take care for the safety of motorcyclists.

    So if you have been injured by a careless driver you may be able to claim compensation.

    We represent injured bikers in cases ranging from a few thousand pounds right up to several million.

    Our initial advice is always free, and we always act on “no win no fee” terms.

    Call now to get free advice 0800 0523 693

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    The Law On Motorcycle Accident Claims

    The law governing a motorcycle accident is very straight forward – All road users have a legal duty to take care for your safety when you are riding your bike.

    What an amazing concept… Bikers have rights too!

    So if you are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver we can help you claim compensation you deserve.

    We will be able to tell you very quickly whether you have a case.

    So please just get in touch.

    Choose Mulderrigs For Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

    Our initial advice is always free and we are always happy to work on “no win no fee” terms.

    We will be happy to come out to see you at home if needs be.

    Mulderrigs are Gold Affiliates of  NABD  (National Association for Bikers with a Disability)

    And we have been proud to be associated with NABD for over twenty-five years.

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    We will be able to tell you very quickly, and free of charge, whether or not your claim is worth pursuing.

    The Claims Portal

    The government is determined to drive down the cost of compensation claims.

    With that in mind it is now compulsory for all cases worth £25,000 or less to be dealt with through an online portal.

    By and large this system has worked well in terms of speeding up the process.

    Insurers for the careless driver normally respond with an admission of liability within three weeks of the claim being submitted.

    And cases dealt with under the portal are normally completed within six to nine months.

    The Pre-Action Protocol

    Cases worth more than £25000 and cases where there is a dispute about liability are dealt with outside the portal.

    We we will quickly be able to advise whether yours is one of those.

    But even these cases are subject to the rules of a pre-action protocol, which encourages the parties to settle the claim without court proceedings.

    These cases can take longer to sort out because we often have to wait longer to get final medical evidence.

    But the vast majority of our motorcycle accident claims are now settled without court proceedings and within twelve to eighteen months.

    Court Proceedings

    Even when proceedings are necessary most cases are settled long before a trial.

    When cases do go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.

    We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.

    You should try to get hold of the names and addresses of any witnesses, and the contact details for the police officers who came to the scene.

    Take pictures of the damage to your bike, helmet, clothing and any bruising or other injuries.

    You should start gathering whatever documents you can to help prove your losses. This might include purchase receipts and/or repair estimates for your bike – receipts for damaged clothes – wage slips and so on.

    Don’t discuss the case with the insurers for the other driver!

    It’s now very common for insurers to make contact with accident victims in an effort to “buy off” claims for far less than their true value.

    Of course you should then contact Mulderrigs to get some free initial advice!

    As you might expect, the amount of compensation for injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident depends on the extent of the injury and the level of financial losses.

    The classic injuries in these cases involve neck, back and leg injuries.

    But of course, there can be lots of other injuries arising from a motorcycle accident – ranging from relatively minor to catastrophic.

    Whatever your injuries are, we will gather all the necessary expert medical evidence, and documentary evidence of any financial losses.

    We will then discuss the value of your case with you before any settlement negotiations take place with insurers.

    Our most recent motorcycle accident settlements have ranged between £1,500 and over £3.5M.

    If you ask us to deal with your motorcycle accident claim we will discuss the fee arrangements clearly and carefully before asking you to sign our terms and conditions.

    Although other fee arrangements are available, “no win no fee” is usually the best option for our clients.

    There are no “upfront” fees, no hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket.

    Most importantly, if you lose the case you pay nothing at all.

    We have never had a complaint from a client in relation to fees.

    Many motorcycle accident claims are now settled in less than 12 months from the date of the first call.

    This is because the government have streamlined the process by introducing a compulsory online system for dealing with claims worth less than £25,000.

    In substantial claims (worth £25,000 or more) the case can go on for longer, because we may need to wait for medical evidence, and it may be necessary to bring court proceedings.

    But, even then it would be unusual for your case to go on much beyond 18 months.

    Also bear in mind that we won’t get our fees until the case is finished – So we will get on with things as quickly as we can!

    There are a few situations where you may think you can’t make a claim:-

    If you are the victim of a “hit & run” accident, where the responsible driver has left the scene and can’t be found.

    If you are the victim of an accident caused by an oil or petrol spillage by a vehicle that has long since left the scene.

    If you do know the identity of the responsible driver, but also know that they are uninsured.

    In either of those cases we may still be able to help you claim compensation via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), which was established to meet compensation claims for the victims of uninsured drivers.

    It’s fair to say that claims to the MIB can be difficult, and occassionally drag on for longer than you would like.

    But, nonetheless it may enable you to claim compensation in what would otherwise have been a hopeless situation.

    If you have been the victim of an uninsured driver or a “hit & run” accident, please just get in touch and we’ll be happy to give you some free initial advice.

    Even if you think that you were partly to blame you may still be able to claim compensation.

    A claim for compensation isn’t like a criminal case, where there are really only two possible outcomes – “guilty” or “not guilty”.

    In a compensation claim, responsibility for the accident can be split between the parties in whatever proportion the court considers reasonable.

    Of course we try to win our clients’ cases on a 100% basis

    But if there are genuine arguments about what has happened and who was at fault for your accident our job is to make sure that responsibility is apportioned as heavily in your favour as possible.

    “Filtering”

    There are always arguments about liability in cases where a motorcycle accident is caused because the biker is “filtering” past slow moving or stationary traffic.

    The outcome of these arguments depends on the evidence in each case – how fast were you going – what was visibility like – did the driver indicate before pulling out – had a driver been “flashed” to allow them through a gap in the traffic – were you on your own side of the road or the “wrong” side of the centre line – were you riding on hatched road markings – and so on, and so on.

    We have seen these situations hundreds of times, so we’ll give you plain-speaking advice about the risks.

    But we’re not one of those law firms who will lean on you to settle the argument just because the insurer for the car driver thinks they aren’t to blame!

    We understand that the impact of a motorcycle accident can be very dramatic.

    Our team has been dealing with motorcycle accident claims for over twenty-five years. In that time we have recovered many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients, including several multi-million pound settlements in some very serious cases.

    We promise to speak to you in plain English and we will come to see you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

    We have held the Law Society’s LEXCEL quality mark since 2002, only around 5% of law firms have achieved that recognition.

    In our most recent survey 97% of our clients described our service as good or excellent.

    Mulderrigs are very proud to be gold affiliate sponsors of The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (N.A.B.D) for the best part of twenty years.

    NABD help members with expert advice about the whole range of challenges faced by injured and disabled riders.

    Chairman Rick Hulse and all of the people at NABD do magnificent work to get injured and disabled bikers back on the road. We at Mulderrigs are very proud to be associated with this wonderful organisation.