Due to the small number of bikers in Ireland, motorbike law is not an area that all solicitors have dealt with. Our managing partner has been a motorcyclist for years and we have had solid experience in dealing with motorbike cases. You can be sure that with us, your case is in safe hands.
As regards accidents *, it is vital that you have an experienced solicitor on your side. There are many unfair perceptions of bikers out there and you need a solicitor who understands biking and will ensure that you don’t accept any blame when you are not at fault.
Most people think that motorcycles are dangerous and bikers are stereotyped as being careless with speed. Research has shown the negative attitudes that car drivers have towards motorcyclists. One American study showed how members of the jury were likely to blame the motorcyclist for an accident just for the fact that he was riding a motorbike!
However, the statistics show that this perception is not true. A London study shows that in two thirds of cases involving a car and motorbike, the cause of the crash is the car driver violating the motorbike’s right of way. A European study showed that in 70% of two vehicle crashes, the car driver failed to perceive the motorbike. An American study showed that the average pre-crash speed of bikes was just under 50km/h – hardly speeding. The motorcyclist was travelling at over 140km/h in only 1 out of 1000 crashes. Look at our “who’s at fault ?” guide for more information on this topic.
All this combined with the fact that motorbike accidents often result in serious injuries means that you need experience on your side. An accident can change your life and you need a solicitor who understands motorcyclists and the dangers that they face daily. Even where you are partly to blame, you can get compensation for a percentage of your injuries.
For any kind of motorbike query don’t hesitate to call us on 045 431542 for an opinion of your case. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our “Evaluation of your Case” link at the top of this page and we’ll get back to you.
* In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.