Because of the lack of protection offered to a driver by a motorcycle, motorcycle accident injuries are often much more harmful to the injured party than other accidents. The lack of protection causes more harm to the injured party because of the greater amount of impact. These accidents are very serious with sometimes devastating fall out. Due to the lack of cover, even the simplest low speed accident can cause a rider to be ejected from the motorcycle, causing much more severe injuries including road rash and head trauma.
The unfortunate danger motorcyclists face is negligent drivers who are not paying attention to their surroundings. Due to the outnumbering of vehicles to motorcycles, as well as the size difference, there is a higher likelihood of being on the receiving end of a damaging accident.
In the event of a motorcycle accident, take care to collect as much information from the other party as possible such as name, address, and insurance information. Listen for statements that may be used as evidence later on, such as any talk that may be used to prove the accident was their fault.
Damages recovered may include…
Medical bills, lost profits from loss of work, and punitive damages if the conduct was willful and egregious. Punitive damages refer to compensation outside the amount needed to cover losses, and are likely if the other driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.