Motorcycle Accident Tips and Information
Across the country, about 4,295 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2014 and another 92,000 more were injured. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), about 56 of every 100,000 registered motorcycles were involved in fatal cycle crashes.
Part of the reason that motorcycle rider injuries and deaths are so high is that bikes are much less visible than other motor vehicles, and riders are much more vulnerable than occupants of passenger vehicles. Other reasons for the high accident rates are unsafe road conditions, reckless and negligent drivers, and drivers who are aware of the bike but do not accurately judge its speed or movement.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident let our firm help you get the help you need. If you or your passenger were involved in a crash because of the actions of someone else, you might be eligible for compensation for your accident.
When a bike crash is severe, the injuries sustained by riders and their passengers may be extensive, debilitating, and permanent. Traumatic brain injury is common in crashes especially if the riders aren’t wearing their helmets. Getting medical treatment after a crash is important, even if you don’t think you are hurt. Shock and adrenaline can mask injuries and pain, so you may not realize you have been injured until much later. Not only that, but your medical records will be needed if you plan on filing an accident lawsuit. If there was another rider with you when the crash occurred, they made also need to file a passenger accident claim.
Even if your injuries aren’t severe, soft tissue injuries and broken bones can’t take a long time to heal and often require that you complete physical therapy to retain full range of motion and strength. An accident claim can help you pay your current and future medical bills, as well as compensation for any wages lost during your time off and property damage.
The insurance company for the at-fault driver will probably reach out to you with a settlement offer. Don’t be surprised if this offer doesn’t even come close to a fair amount. If you have already received an unreasonable settlement offer, don’t accept it until you talk to one of our attorneys. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident that you believe was the fault of a third-party, we will help you file a wrongful death claim.
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash, having to worry about medical costs, bills, daily living costs, and supporting yourself and your family will only slow recovery and healing. Fortunately, financial compensation may be available to you for your injuries, suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Fill out the form for a free consultation and learn more about how to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.