Riding a motorcycle can be freeing; you feel the elements, have more freedom to maneuver and can go places larger vehicles can’t. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle doesn’t offer you the same protections as a larger vehicle. For instance, if you slide on the road, it’s more likely that you’ll be thrown from your vehicle than be able to recover and continue on your way.
Most of the time, when you’re in an accident with another vehicle, you’ll be able to file a claim as long as the other person is at fault. For instance, if a driver turns left in front of you, there’s a good chance that the other driver is going to be at fault for your accident. The only exceptions to this rule are if you were speeding or ran a red light; otherwise, cars turning left in front of you most likely did not see you or misjudged how far away you were.
If you get into an accident and suffer serious injuries, you need to seek medical help right away. Whether or not you get to speak with police and the other driver right away, your health is the most important factor. Once you’re stable, you can request an accident report and keep your medical bills to submit to the other person’s insurance company. Your attorney can do this for you while you’re in the hospital if necessary.
Our website has more information on what to do after a motorcycle crash. With the right support, you can file a successful claim to cover your injuries and losses.
By attorney Christopher B. Dolan, owner of the Dolan Law Firm. Email Chris questions and topics for future articles to email@example.com