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What motorcycle accident victims can do to protect themselves

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Motorcycle crashes can result in catastrophic injuries to victims because of their vulnerability on the roadways and their vulnerability to negligent drivers. A negligent driver who has injured a motorcycle rider may be liable to compensate the victim for the damages they have suffered, which commonly includes physical, financial and emotional damages.

An unexpected motorcycle accident can put a motorcycle rider in a difficult position they may not entirely be prepared to face. It is helpful to know that personal injury legal protections, and a personal injury claim for damages, can help injured motorcycle accident victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. The legal process provides valuable remedies to help victims of motorcycle accidents.

The roadways can be dangerous for motorcycle riders, and this can be especially true when careless and negligent drivers fail to exercise proper care for their safety. In two-thirds of motorcycle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle failed to observe the motorcycle, violating their right of way and causing the accident that injured the victim. It is essential to note that when a distracted driver, fatigued driver, drunk driver or other negligent driver causes a motorcycle accident that they may be liable to compensate the victim for their injuries.

Motorcycles may be more challenging to spot, especially in circumstances when a driver is not paying attention or is being inattentive at an intersection when turning or pulling out into oncoming traffic. In these circumstances, motorcycle accident victims must know how to protect themselves. A personal injury claim for damages can help them recover compensation for the harm they have suffered.