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Motorcycle Accidents: Everyone Has a Right to the Road

Getting compensation for being in an accident involving your motorcycle is not easy. This isn’t to say that it can’t be done; it just means that with the prevailing attitude towards bikers, getting compensation is sometimes an uphill battle.

It’s odd that many drivers, and indeed insurance companies, seem to paint motorcycles in such a harsh light, when the cause for most car versus biker crashes may often be the end result of the other vehicle’s driver’s negligence.

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash, it is imperative that you get medical attention immediately, even if you think you are not badly injured. Sometimes, although things seem fine on the surface, they are not so fine internally. This is particularly the case when it comes to traumatic brain injuries.

One only has to think of traumatic brain injury cases over the past year or so that were highlighted in the media, to understand that traumatic brain injury happens fast and if it’s not caught immediately, the consequences may be devastatingly fatal, or leave the victim with lifelong impairment of various degrees.

Checking in with a medical professional is a smart move, and puts your injuries on record. If you delay getting medical assistance, unfortunately this may raise doubts about your motorcycle accident claim. Medical records of this nature are critical cornerstones in any lawsuit and damage awards are often predicated on these reports. Make sure every injury you receive is completely documented “just in case.”

If you’re able to collect extra evidence at the scene of the accident, or have a friend who is able to do this, then try to obtain all the details of any other people at the scene and involved in the accident. Witnesses and photographs are quite persuasive in these cases, and help to fill in any gaps in your memory and divert the defense from making hay out of possibly shaky evidence.

Although you may consider yourself to be a safe biker and have hundreds of miles on your bike without incident, this does not address the negligence of other drivers; drivers who often claim they did not “see” the biker or the bike. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle crash, seek legal counsel to obtain justice. When another driver is at fault for the collision, you have a higher chance of being able to claim compensation.

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