Many more of us are choosing to ride mopeds and scooters.
Monthly statistics from the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that sales of mopeds and scooters account for approximately a third of all new motorcycle registrations. Many of these sales are as a result of the growing UBER era which coupled with the high costs of fuel means that more and more people are taking to the road on two wheels.
Moped and scooter riders are quite often also learner riders, and as a result are one of the most vulnerable road users.
Injuries that we see from moped and scooter accidents often mirror those of accidents involving larger motorbikes and can include broken bones and head, neck and back injuries.
A claim can be made by a moped or scooter rider if they were injured in an accident that was caused by another road user or pedestrian or was caused due to defects in the road surface.
Mopeds and scooters are quite often used for work by delivery riders. Any time off as a result of the accident will involve loss of earnings and we can assist with these calculations and obtaining redress for this along with your claim for personal injury and damage to your moped or scooter.
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What should you do if you’ve been involved in an accident as a moped or scooter rider?
You shouldn’t move until you’ve checked yourself for injuries. Back and neck injuries can be made worse by moving after the accident before medical help arrived.
Don’t remove your helmet unless you are having difficulty breathing. This would take over any concern about head or spinal injuries
Get someone at the scene to call 999 immediately.
Don’t try to move the bike and stay where you are as long as you are not in any further danger from moving traffic.
Check yourself for injuries, and remove any new or additional dangers.
If you are able to, gather as much information at the scene as you can, including witness details, photographs of the vehicles and their position on the road.
If you are unable to do that then ask someone to do it for you. Evidence at the scene is always crucial in proving fault and liability when presenting your claim.
All of our team are legally qualified ranging from Solicitors to Legal Executives, and all are also bikers. Some of our team are also APIL members https://www.apil.org.uk/ which helps to ensure that we are all up to date with leading case law on personal injury and compensation awards.