N was riding a motorcycle in Edinburgh when he was struck from behind by a car. He was stationary at the time and the impact knocked him from his bike. N had just successfully completed his Module 2 motorcycle test and was returning back to the test centre with the instructor when the collision took place.
N had to be taken to hospital from the scene. He was diagnosed with a fracture to his left wrist and this was placed in a splint for over 3 months. He also sustained significant soft tissue injuries to his knee and elbow that caused him discomfort in the months following the accident. Furthermore, the motorbike he was riding had been badly damaged and his entire kit was ruined. N had a holiday booked for the week after the accident and he was unable to enjoy this to its full extent. Motorcycle Law Scotland factored in a loss of enjoyment of holiday award into N’s claim for compensation along with claims for his injury, bike repair and damaged kit.
A claim was intimated to the car driver’s insurer as soon as Motorcycle Law were instructed and within a month an admission of liability was received together with an interim payment to cover the damage to the bike.
After ingathering all the evidence in relation to the damaged kit, injury and other out of pocket expenses including lost golf membership fees and travelling expenses, a comprehensive valuation was sent to the car driver’s insurer. They agreed to pay N compensation in the sum of £6,400 over and above what they had already paid for the damage to the bike. This figure was in line with our valuation and N happily accepted the offer.
Motorcycle Law Scotland intimated the claim early and provided a comprehensive valuation with detailed vouching for N’s losses. This is done in every case with a view to getting a client’s motorcycle fixed as soon as possible and to encourage insurers to make reasonable offers at the outset without the need for litigation. On this occasion, the insurers were co-operative and the client was very happy with the outcome.