Motorcyclists, as we know, are a vulnerable road user category who represent a higher share of serious injury and sadly fatalities. More recent statistics obtained from the Road Safety Authority tell us that approximately 20 motorcyclists sadly lose their lives every year on Irish roads and approximately 450 motorcyclists suffer injury each year on Irish roads. These of course are so much more than statistics and each death leaves a trail of grief and devastation behind and we are conscious that each one of these deaths is a tragedy for each family.
Injuries suffered to motorcyclists and their passengers can range from the more minor to more severe. Typical injuries we have seen can involve injuries to the head, spine, fractures, soft tissue injury, bruising, road rash leaving permanent scarring as well as in the more extreme cases paraplegia. The causes of motorcycle collisions are many and varied and can include a pedestrian walking out in front of the motorcyclist, defects in the road surface such as pot holes or missing drain covers, mud on the road left by heavy or farm machinery, collisions at junctions when another driver pulls out, diesel or oil spills on the ground causing the motorcyclist to lose control and hit and run type collisions.
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If you have suffered injury as a motorcyclist or motorbike passenger or been hit by a motorbike, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. It is important you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. We believe in putting you our client first and we are committed to achieving the best result possible while all the time remaining sensitive to your needs. Please feel free to reach out to us below and will be pleased to discuss your case and offer no obligation advice.