Riding a motorcycle provides enthusiasts with more fun and freedom than other types of vehicles. But things can easily turn ugly when motorcyclists are suddenly struck by a negligent driver. Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be severe, life-changing, and even worse.
If you suffered injuries in such an accident, you might be wondering whether you can get compensation or not.
Filing for compensation after a motorcycle accident
If you are seriously hurt while riding a motorcycle, chances are that the injuries will be severe. This is because people on motorcycles are not as well protected as people in cars or other vehicles, even when wearing a helmet and other protective gear. In fact, there are hundreds of motorcycle fatalities yearly.
If the accident in question happened as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, medical equipment (such as crutches or a wheelchair), lost wages and more.
However, bear in mind that it must be proven that the other driver was to blame for the claim to be successful. Doing this often requires legal help. Additionally, it is sometimes falsely claimed that the injured motorcyclist was engaging in reckless behavior such as speeding when the accident took place.
It s also important to note that the claim for compensation after a motorcycle accident must usually be filed within two years in California. But doing so as soon as possible is preferable for the best possible outcome depending on the circumstances of the case.
A lot of motorcycle accidents happen because of the negligent actions of other drivers such as texting while behind the wheel. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered considerable injuries, you should consider seeking legal guidance to determine how to claim compensation.