Motorcycle Accidents

No matter how careful a rider you may be, there are a lot of drivers on the road not paying full attention – texting, eating, navigating or generally taking their eyes off the road.

A small clip on their wing may mean minor damage to their car but a major accident for a motorcyclist. You will always be more vulnerable and less visible than a car.

Only a fellow biker knows how differently a bike handles to a car and how different are the results of a collision.

At Thomas Dunton, our head of Personal Injury, Robert Sardo, is a former biker and someone who has experienced the consequences of a motorcycle accident and the need for full compensation for the rider and his bike. Not only can injuries be more severe for a biker but besides his damaged motorcycle, there may be valuable accessories and expensive protective clothing that the insurance company may initially want to ignore.

Life changing

If you are a motorcyclist, or a passenger on a motorcycle, and have been involved in an accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any injuries you receive and for damage to your motorcycle.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, whether it be another motorist, poorly maintained roads or spillages such as oil or mud, our specialist team will be happy to discuss the circumstances with you and support your claim for compensation whether the injuries range from minor to severe to life changing.

Should the accident have been fatal, we will also support the family of the deceased in advancing their claim.

The service we provide combines experience, knowledge, dedication and empathy to ensure that you
receive the maximum compensation for both rider and bike to which you are entitled and our total
support during what can be a very difficult time.

Cycling Accidents

Did you know that 92% of all cycling casualties occur on built up roads where the speed limit is 40 miles per hour or less?
Over 3,000 cyclists are seriously injured and over 100 deaths occur each year. Over a third of these accidents occur in London and the South East with the great majority (84%) in urban areas. However, around half of cyclists’ deaths occur on country roads, with the majority involving another vehicle. Most occur during weekday rush hour and the majority are at road junctions, often with the cyclist simply
“going ahead”.
Most injuries are to the head and face and to the arms and particularly shoulders.

Compensation claims

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in an accident within the last three years, which was
not your fault, our Personal Injury Team will beable to advise on whether you may be entitled
to claim compensation for your injuries.
Expert advice is necessary, not only because serious injuries may require long term care funding, but also because insurers are seeking to place more responsibility on cyclists for their own safety. They will argue whether wearing a helmet would have made any difference to the injuries suffered and that the cyclist may have also broken the law and is, therefore, partially responsible for the accident. This can mean a reduction in the amount of compensation which can be claimed.

Essential Information

We will be able to meet you and discuss your injuries at your free initial interview but it would help us considerably in assessing your claim if you would provide the following information.

Motorcyclist experience:
The Motorcycle:
Personal Property Losses:
Motorcycle damage assessment:

Funding your claim

We offer a full range of funding options including “No Win, No fee”, whereby you do not have to pay any upfront costs and there is nothing to pay should you lose the case.

Please click here for full details of all funding options.

What Thomas Dunton can do for you

At Thomas Dunton we have a wealth of experience in personal injury compensation claims and our Head of Department, Robert Sardo, has been a keen biker for many years.

The service we provide combines experience, knowledge, dedication and empathy to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled and our total support during what can be a very difficult time.

Did you know that accident victims who turn down an insurer’s initial offer and seek legal advice get on average 2 – 3 times more compensation? (Source: The Law Society 2013).

Please click here to view 10 reasons why Thomas Dunton are ideally suited to represent you including full details of our free one hour interview where we can discuss you case, without obligation, and advise you on the best course of action to take.

For more information or to book your free appointment, please call 01689 822554 or Freephone 0800 146340.

Alternatively, please complete the enquiry form on this page and we will respond within 24 hours.


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What our clients say about us:

  • “He always made us feel like we were his most important clients. He provided a fast and professional service with a politeness and discretion that is second to none. We cannot recommend Mr Sardo more highly”.

  • “Thank you for all your hard work. You have been amazing. I will forever be thankful that you were my solicitor.”

  • “Vernon Hadida is by far the best solicitor I have ever dealt with.”

  • “Extremely satisfied with the service which I considered excellent value for money.”

  • “I was very happy with the service. I was always able to speak to somebody that could help me when I telephoned.”

  • “Consistently efficient and vigorous in his application, always acheiving excellent outcomes.”

  • “Extremely fast and professional service with a politeness and discretion that is second to none.”

  • “We will not hesitate to recommend Mr Sardo to anyone wishing to pursue a claim.”

  • “Thank you for all your work on my claim. I am extremely grateful for your assistance.”

  • “Thomas Dunton exceeded my expectations in terms of both service quality and value for money.”

  • I would like to thank Mr Sardo for his help and I would come back to Thomas Dunton if I need a solicitor’s advice again.      30th January 2014

  • Thank you very much for your endeavours for making this all happen and come together – I now feel I can carry on with my life. April 2016

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