Car and motorcycle accidents
These are the most common accidents in Spain. Like any other road traffic accident, it’s important to follow the right steps from the start in order to get the fairest compensation and our car and motorcycle accident lawyers can help.
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that either you or a loved one has suffered a car or motorcycle accident.
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In car and motorcycle accidents, there are two types of claim:
Claims for damages
Claims for injuries
In motorcycle accidents, there are usually more damages due to damages to the motorcycle, clothes, the helmet, glasses, etc. It’s not that car accidents never cause this kind of damage; it’s also common for car drivers’ glasses to fly off and break. Or sometimes, goods carried inside the car or trunk break.
Any type of damage should be compensated and paid for by the responsible insurance provider.
Generally, insurance providers don’t pose problems when it comes to paying for the damages; it’s more frequent for them to pose problems when paying compensation for injuries.
Both injuries and their consequences and the incurred medical expenses will be compensated.
Two specific features of motorcycle accidents are the severity of injuries and the fact that motorists sometimes lose their balance in order to avoid a collision. As for injuries, given that motorists aren’t as protected as car drivers, they often suffer more severe injuries. Sometimes, in these cases, we’ve found that we’ve had to go to court because the severity of the effects of the accident haven’t been recognised with more substantial compensation.
In cases where the motorist has lost balance, the other driver involved often tries to deny responsibility and this makes the police report more difficult. In these cases, it’s important to try to get a witness to explain to the police what really happened. This is because insurance companies sometimes try to blame it on reckless driving or on the motorist.
In any case, the best thing to do if you’ve been the victim of an accident is to talk to a lawyer who will advise you on your rights.
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DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is not definitive. For up-to-date information which is relevant to your case, please contact our lawyers.