Motorcycle riders can be especially vulnerable on the roadways which is why they have important legal protections to consider if they have been harmed by another party’s carelessness in a motorcycle accident. Victims, and family members of victims, may be able to recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages they have suffered in a motorcycle accident through a personal injury claim for damages.
Motorcycle accident victims may suffer a long recovery process during which they are unable to work or interact normally with their families. Depending on the nature of the injuries they have suffered, victims may not be able to return to life as they knew it before the accident. As a result, a personal injury claim for damages can help victims seek damages from the negligent party responsible for causing their accident including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for motorcycle riders to be injured because of the failure of other drivers to observe them on the roadways. In two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle’s right of way, causing the motorcycle accident. Careless or inattentive drivers can cause serious harm to motorcycle riders they injure or otherwise harm.
A negligent driver may be liable to an injured motorcycle accident victim for the harm the victim has suffered. Legal resources can help motorcycle accident victims seek the compensation they need to help them recover following an unexpected motorcycle accident that may leave them facing physical, financial and emotional challenges.
Source: Injury.findlaw.com, “Motorcycle Accidents: Overview,” Accessed March 4, 2017