I was recently sustained a leg injury in a motorbike crash, and although my broken leg has already healed, I am still eager to pursue a claim for compensation.
You may be able to pursue a claim for a leg injury in a motorbike crash if you are able to prove that you were not at fault for the accident in which you were injured. As all road users owe a duty of care to each other — meaning that they must ensure that they take adequate precautions to protect the safety and wellbeing of other road users, you may be eligible to pursue a claim for a broken leg if you can prove that the road user you believe is responsible for your accident failed in their duty of care toward you. Speaking with a personal injury claims solicitor will allow you to discover more about how to do this.
In order to achieve compensation for a leg injury in a motorbike crash, you solicitor may need you to gather evidence to support your claim. A claim for a broken leg should always be backed up by a medical report of the injury — this may be obtained from the hospital at which you had your injury treated. This should be done as soon as possible. CCTV footage of your accident, witness statements either form passers-by or others involved in the accident — and photos of the scene and your injury will enable you to build a stronger claim.
While it may be that another motorist could be responsible for injuries, it is also possible that to claim for compensation for an injury to a leg you may have to be made against a body, perhaps one responsible for the maintenance of the road. If your accident happened because of a pothole, a poorly maintained street or absence of proper road signs, a claim may be able to be taken against whoever is responsible for what happened — this may be a local council, utility company or landowner.
A claim for a broken leg should be taken as soon as possible after an accident has occurred, although it is important to note, not before the claimant has have taken steps to safeguard their health. Speaking with a personal injury solicitor should be your top priority — especially considering you have waited until after your injury has healed to take action. In order to pursue compensation for a leg injury in a motorbike crash, speak with a personal injury claims solicitor at the first possible opportunity.