In a nearby Ohio community an hour north of Cincinnati, a recent hit-and-run motorcycle accident left a motorcyclist with serious injuries. According to authorities, a motor vehicle struck the motorcycle and then left the scene. Police reported that the motor vehicle caused the accident that injured the motorcyclist. The 50-year old motorcycle accident victim suffered a serious head injury in the motorcycle accident and was taken to the hospital. Authorities took measurements following the accident and were investigating what happened.
Motorcycle accidents can cause debilitating injuries that may require continuing future treatment. Medical treatment for motorcycle injuries can be costly and ongoing and can create a physical, financial and emotional strain on families. Because of the serious nature of motorcycle accident injuries, and their impact on families, the legal process provides resources for victims and families to recover compensation for their losses and damages suffered in a motorcycle accident.
When a negligent driver has caused a motorcycle accident, victims and their families may be able to recover damages including medical expenses, lost-wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. Insurance companies are commonly involved in the process of compensating victims of motorcycle accidents and motor vehicle accidents. In circumstances when the identity of the negligent driver cannot be determined, or the negligent driver cannot be found, options may be available to victims through uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.
Motorcycle accident victims may face a number of challenges following a motorcycle accident. Legal resources are available to step in and help motorcycle accident victims and their families through the difficulties they are likely to encounter following a motorcycle accident.
Source: WHIO, “Police seek help in locating hit-and-run car,” July 25, 2016