£275,000 Compensation Awarded to Liverpool Biker in Filtering Accident

Filtering, in the context of motorbike driving, refers to the practice of maneuvering between stationary or slow-moving vehicles in order to make progress through congested traffic. It is a technique commonly used by motorcyclists to navigate through tight spaces and reach their destination more efficiently. Motorbike filtering is legal in many countries, including the United Kingdom. In the UK, filtering is permitted as long as it is done safely and does not pose a risk to other road users.

Case Study: Liverpool Motorcyclist awarded compensation after being injured in filtering accident

Introduction 

This case study examines a filtering accident that occurred during rush hour in Liverpool, resulting in severe injuries to Ms P, a motorcyclist.  

As she was riding her motorcycle home from work, a car emerged from a junction, forcing her to brake abruptly. Consequently, Ms P was thrown from her bike and collided with an oncoming car.  

The accident resulted in severe leg fractures, extensive medical treatment, and a lengthy rehabilitation period. This case study delves into the details of the accident, the legal process, and the factors contributing to the compensation award of £275,000. 

Background 

During peak traffic hours, Ms P was navigating her motorcycle through congested traffic in Liverpool. Filtering, which involves moving between stationary or slow-moving vehicles, is a common practice for motorcyclists to avoid traffic congestion. However, as Ms P was filtering through the line of traffic, a car unexpectedly emerged from a junction to her right, leaving her with limited time to react. To avoid a collision, she had to brake aggressively, resulting in her being thrown from the motorcycle and colliding with an oncoming car. 

Injuries and Treatment 

The accident caused severe leg fractures for Ms P, necessitating immediate medical attention. She underwent extensive treatment and spent two years in an external fixator frame, which is a device used to stabilise and align fractured bones. Additionally, she required intensive physiotherapy to aid her recovery and regain mobility. The injuries and subsequent medical treatment caused significant physical, emotional, and financial hardship for Ms P. 

Legal Proceedings 

To seek compensation for her injuries and losses, Ms P initiated a legal claim against the party at fault, which, in this case, was the driver of the car that emerged from the junction.  

The legal process involved several crucial steps: 

Establishing Liability 

Ms P’s legal team had to demonstrate that the driver of the car was at fault for the accident. They needed to prove that the driver failed to yield the right of way, leading to the collision and subsequent injuries. 

Gathering Evidence 

To build a strong case, Ms P’s legal team collected evidence to support her claim. This evidence might have included photographs or videos of the accident scene, witness statements, police reports, medical records documenting her injuries, and expert opinions regarding liability. 

Medical Documentation 

The extent and severity of Ms P’s injuries were critical in determining the compensation amount. Medical records and expert testimony were likely used to establish the nature of her injuries, the impact on her daily life, and the required medical treatments. 

Calculation of Damages 

Ms P’s legal team assessed the various types of damages incurred, such as medical expenses, loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and potential future care needs. These factors were considered to determine the appropriate compensation amount. 

Negotiation and Settlement 

Following the presentation of evidence, negotiations between the parties involved likely took place. Ms P’s legal team advocated for a fair settlement that would adequately compensate her for her injuries, treatment costs, rehabilitation, loss of earnings, and overall impact on her quality of life. 

Factors Supporting the Claim 

Several factors likely contributed to the successful outcome of the claim: 

Clear Liability 

The driver of the car emerging from the junction was likely held liable for the accident. This clear liability strengthened Ms P’s claim and increased the chances of a successful outcome. 

Severity of Injuries 

The severity of Ms P’s leg fractures, requiring extensive treatment and a prolonged recovery period, played a significant role in determining the compensation amount. Severe injuries typically warrant higher compensation to account for the physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burdens endured by the victim.  

Evidence and Documentation 

The availability of evidence, such as photographs, witness statements, and medical records, provided substantial support for Ms P’s claim. This evidence helped establish the circumstances surrounding the accident and the resulting injuries. 

Conclusion 

In this case study, Ms P, an injured Liverpool biker, successfully obtained compensation of £275,000 following a filtering accident during rush hour.  

The collision, caused by a car emerging from a junction, resulted in severe leg fractures, extensive medical treatment, and a prolonged rehabilitation period. The successful outcome of the claim was influenced by clear liability, the severity of the injuries, and the presence of compelling evidence.  

This case underscores the importance of pursuing legal recourse to obtain fair compensation for injuries and losses resulting from accidents caused by the negligence of others. 

Gary Laiolo – Accident Claims Specialist

I am based near Liverpool and available outside of office hours, so please feel free to contact me during the evening or at the weekend. 

I frequently conduct home visits so that I can fully understand your case. I work with clients on a no win, no fee basis so there is no financial risk to you. You can read more about my experience here.

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I was out on my motorbike and got hit by a van on the wrong side of the road and the driver was drunk. Gary came to visit me at my home - 200 miles away! so he could find out what happened and help me claim compensation. Thanks to Gary I no longer have to worry about how I'm going to pay my mortgage or support my family financially while I'm getting treatment.
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