Personal Inury: What should I do if I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle?
There are over 9 million motorcycles in the US. Thats a lot of bikes, so naturally, we get a lot of questions like these; What should I do if I am involved in an accident on my motorcycle?
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Remember it is important that you do not admit any fault or sign any forms from insurers. Remember, they represent the inters test of insurance companies. We want to protect your rights. Using your smart phone, take photos of any injuries or damage to your motorcycle. Keep copies of any medical records or bills, and make records of all related expenses.
How did the accident occur? Here’s a frequently asked question. “I was in a traffic accident when a car turned left in front of me while I was on my motorcycle. Who is at fault? That’s a good question. The answer is A car making a left turn is almost always liable for a collision with a vehicle coming straight in the other direction. There are exceptions, such as the oncoming vehicle went through a red light or was traveling well over the speed limit.
You may have heard the term “comparative negligence” and wondered how it applies to your accident on a motorcycle. Comparative negligence apportions fault among the drivers involved in an accident based on their degree of carelessness that contributed to the accident. For a motorcycle? A common example might be where the motorcycle’s headlamp, brake light, or tail light is out, especially if the accident happened at night. That could be comparative Negligence. But give us a call and we’ll help you with that determination.
Here’s another commonly asked question; I’ve been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, what about health insurance coverage or paid sick leave?
Well, If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, whether medical care was paid out of pocket or by health insurance doesn’t matter; neither is whether your lost time at work was covered by sick leave or vacation pay. Remember though, your own health insurance carrier may require that you reimburse them, out of your settlement or award, for some or all of the amounts it has paid to treat your injuries. We can help you with all of those questions as well.
Another question we receive is, if I was injured in a motorcycle accident, but I wasn’t wearing a helmet, Can I still recover damages from the other driver? Well, Even if your state has a mandatory helmet law, your failure to wear a helmet will probably not prevent you from recovering for your injuries if someone else caused the accident. Sometimes however, that factor can affect the amount of damages, And of course, we get this question a lot. If I get into an accident on my motorcycle, should I get a lawyer to help me?
Well, we’re not alone in believeing You should definitely enlist an experienced lawyer’s help to determine whether you have a legal claim for damages. Issues in your potential case, including compliance with traffic laws, motor vehicle regulations, medical treatment issues, and liability, all require analysis by a personal injury attorney who is experienced in the area of motorcycle and motor vehicle accident liability.
Call us today at HaroldTheLawyer, and let us answer any and and all of your questions thoroughly to your satisfaction
Call us today, and let us answer any and and all of your questions thoroughly to your satisfaction