Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Accident Claims
The relatively high speed, low visibility and lack of driver protection mean that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident. Osbornes Law are specialist serious injury lawyers and can help you receive the best financial, medical and rehabilitation package you deserve.
Stuart Kightley Partner
“Well-regarded personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims, including fatalities and severe spinal injuries. Specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims.”
“Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms.”
Expert motorcycle injury lawyers
The most common scenario giving rise to motorcycle accident claims is a collision with another vehicle, and in those cases, the motorbike injury claim is directed to the insurers of that vehicle (or if no insurers to the Motor Insurers Bureau).
In other cases, there may be no other vehicle involved and the accident was caused by the condition of the highway or the presence of an obstruction on it.
The Highway Authority (usually the Local Authority) is responsible for maintaining the fabric of the road. If it fails to do so and potholes or other defects arise as a result, then if those defects cause an accident the Authority may be liable.
If the road surface is made dangerous by ice and snow then the Highway Authority may be liable for resulting accidents if they are not able to show that they had – and carried out – a proper system for gritting.
The highway may become dangerous by spillages or leakages. A landmark case in 2003 paved the way for a claim to the Motor Insurers Bureau in motorbike injury cases arising from oil spillages, the principle being that the MIB have to meet claims against untraced motorists and that a large diesel spillage is likely to have been caused by the negligence of an untraced driver.
What you should do if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident
- Whether or not the other party is insured and because the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) have very strict time limits, it is very important that the following steps are taken after any accident:
- Take down the details of the other party at the scene, including name, address, telephone, insurance details and vehicle registration number.
- Report the matter to the police immediately. If for any reason this is not possible, report the accident in-person to a police station as soon as you can (and get a police reference number) .
- Take details of any other party and any witnesses.
- Contact your own insurers, if relevant.
Starting your claim
On contacting us you will speak in confidence to a member of our personal injury team who will ask you specific details about your motorcycle injury including where and when it took place. It is helpful to the motorcycle accident claims process if you can provide us with as much information as possible, including any relevant pictures of the injury, pictures of where the injury took place, details of any witnesses and reports of any medical treatment you had as a result of the motorcycle injury.
We will then be able to advise you on whether or not you can make motorcycle accident claims for compensation.
"A small but high-powered team, dealing with cases of significant value and complexity."
"An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."
"Osbornes Law have captured the magic of keeping the customer service levels of a smaller firm whilst having all the expertise and power of the biggest firms."
"A superb boutique catastrophic injury firm."
"Really good at dealing with people who have suffered a serious injury."
"Affable and charming with very good client-handling skills."
"superb firm with consummate professionals and a human touch."
Osbornes now has a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers; particularly strong on high-value quantum cases, workplace accidents and claims involving foreign workers injured in the UK.
The team provides fantastic strength-in-depth for personal injury claims. It is also particularly well placed to service clients from Eastern Europe with specialist native language speakers. From the smallest case to a multimillion-pound spinal injury case, Osbornes has the right staff to manage every claim.
Ben Posford remains pre-eminent in his field with expert understanding of litigating cases of the upmost severity. His experience builds on Stuart Kightley’s running of the firm with recent partner additions of Rob Aylott making a fantastic addition.
A firm going from strength-to strength-which retains its client care whilst being able to offer a full personal injury service.
Beneath Ben Posford’s calm and reassuring presence, which clients love, lies a formidable tactical and legal brain. His experience tells and he gets it right at every stage of the process from arranging the best possible rehabilitation, to ensuring, so far as possible, a polite relationship with those acting for the defendant in order to ensure best and early resolution of the claim.
"Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team."
"They have an expanding profile in personal injury and clinical negligence and offer a superb, broad service in accidents abroad, enabled by their recruitment of bilingual legal executives who can guide non-English speakers through complex litigation."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Offers specialist expertise in cycling-related injury claims."
"Offers specialist expertise in cauda equina syndrome cases."
"An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."
"Stuart Kightley is an incredibly empathetic solicitor who is very knowledgeable about traumatic brain injury."
"They are an outstanding firm to work with. They are consistently impressive in their work."
"Osbornes has a growing influence and impressive work load and is gaining a reputation for handling complex catastrophic work."
"Osbornes often handles claims valued at over £1m, particularly relating to severe brain and spinal cord injuries and niche areas such as cauda equina syndrome and cycling accidents."
"The hard-working, thorough and committed Robert Aylott, who brings significant heavyweight personal injury experience."
"Key team members include the energetic and personable Stuart Kightley who is head of the personal injury department."
"Catastrophic injury cases head Ben Posford is an excellent practical litigator who offers exceptional service."
Thank you for the hard work and patience and for being so patient with my constant questions.
"I have found Osbornes to be thorough, clear and understanding from the initial call. They do exactly what they say they will and with passion! I would recommend them to anyone".
Very good efficient service. Would not hesitate to use again.
I will use Osbornes for any future needs.
I don't think I could have asked for anything more. One of the best dealings I've had with the legal profession.
Sam was excellent and very professional in dealing with our claim.
Head of the personal injury department, Stuart Kightley is a first-rate practitioner, wholly focused on getting his client the best outcome in a pragmatic, sensible and consensual manner.
As a real specialist in spinal cord injuries, Ben Posford is always looking at new angles on how to maximise his cases.
Ben Posford is one of the best catastrophic injury lawyers around.
They provide exceptional service, great knowledge and understanding of the law, excellent client care and tactical nous
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
My claim was dealt with efficiently and professionally. Communication was excellent, and timely. Shrewd and sound advice was provided at every stage of the claim from beginning through to completion. On the basis of my personal experience I would strongly recommend Osbornes.
I just wish to thank you for your hard work and successful outcome. I am pleased with the result and would recommend you and your firm to anyone in the future.
Ben Posford … is ‘tactically astute’ and ‘one of the best personal injury solicitors around’.
Ben Posford ‘knows how to maximise the value of the claim for his clients’.
Client StoriesVIEW ALL
Motorcycle Accident Case Settles for £400,000
Mr C, an Italian man working in a 5 star London hotel was riding a moped home from work at night...Read more
Motorcycle accident case settles for £90,000
Mr H was a hard-working security operative. He and his wife both worked full time and they were planning to...Read more
Motorbike accident results in multiple Injuries
Blanca Diego, Personal Injury solicitor at Osbornes Law, settled a claim for a 30-year-old motorcyclist who was involved in a...Read more
Personal Injury Accreditations
Insights From our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers VIEW ALL
Motorcyclists – Could your actions be invalidating...
Insurance cover for you and your bike is vital in the event of an accident or theft but beware – insurance...Read more
Road Traffic Accidents: Steps to Take...
Road casualty statistics are published twice a year by the UK government. The latest figures published at the end of 2019...Read more
Brachial plexus injuries claim
In my career I have worked for the two biggest motorcycle insurance brokers in the UK and assisted their policyholders...Read more
Our Personal Injury Team View the whole team
Rob Aylott Partner
Sam Collard Partner
Sophie Davies Partner
Nicola Hall Associate Solicitor
Andrew Middlehurst Associate Solicitor
Laura Swaine Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury Expertise
- Accident at Work Claims
- Amputation & Limb-Loss Claims
- Beauty Treatment Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Child Injury Claims
- Criminal Injury Claims
- Cycling Accident Claims