One moment, everything is fine: you’re cruising around on your motorcycle with the wind in your face, the sun on the horizon. The next thing you know, you awake to beeping hospital machines and the panic of not knowing where you are or what happened. That’s how quick motorcycle accident injuries can happen and that’s how quick it can change your life forever. It is worth it to find out if your motorcycle accident injuries are potentially compensable.
The truth is, all drivers owe a duty to other motorists on the road. This is true regardless of the type of vehicle you are driving, including motorcyclists. This means that regular passenger vehicle drivers need to be cognizant of the possibility of encountering motorcyclists on their daily commute. Failure to do so can quickly lead to an incident in which a motorcyclist suffers serious injuries.
If another motorist was negligent and did not uphold a duty of care when crossing paths with a motorcycle, the injured victim may be compensated financially. There are a lot of ways another driver could have been negligent. They may have failed to yield to a motorcyclist and caused him to come into contact with the vehicle or lose control of his motorcycle. They may have committed a traffic violation and come into contact with the motorcyclist by driving erratically.
Whatever the cause may be, an accident investigation can turn up evidence that suggests another driver is responsible for your own or a loved one’s motorcycle accident injuries. However, the work does not stop there. An injured victim must prove that the other driver was negligent and failed to exercise a duty of care. This can be done by filing a personal injury lawsuit.