If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident you might be recovering from serious, even life-threatening injuries. Because of the lack of physical coverage, motorcycle accidents can be deadly. You may have heard from friends, family, and your doctor that you are lucky if you are only dealing with injuries after a motorcycle accident. However, these injuries can be life-altering and may leave you permanently disfigured and hurting. These types of injuries can mean you have surgery bills, physical therapy bills, and psychological therapy bills that are piling up. When this is the case, filing a lawsuit can help you recover compensation to pay for these bills.
What happens if there was not another vehicle involved in my accident?
It is entirely possible that you were involved in an accident where there is no obvious at-fault party. When you were in an accident that occurred because the local government did not maintain the roads or the signs were not clearly visible, you should understand that you may still have a case. It is the local government’s responsibility to ensure that road hazards are marked and that the roads are safe to ride on. Failing to do this may mean that negligence has occurred.
The other driver’s insurance company is willing to cut me a check. Can I move forward with this?
You may have spoken with the other driver’s insurance company and were pleasantly surprised to hear that they are willing to write you a check for the injuries you have sustained. The amount they are handing over may even sound like a great deal of money. However, it is always best to consult with an attorney. When you work with someone who has negotiated with insurance companies before, you may be surprised to find out that the insurance company is not offering nearly what you need for future medical bills. It is always best to speak with an attorney before accepting a financial offer from an insurance company.
What kind of compensation can one typically recover when they are in a motorcycle accident?
If you are successful with your claim, it is possible to recover compensation for things like:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Each case will be different and you may get compensation for some or all of these. When you are ready, take that next step for your claim by contacting a local attorney. Motorcycle injuries can leave you wondering how you will ever recover and seeking help from a lawyer can give you peace of mind that you are taking the right steps.