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How Can I Recover Compensation for Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident?

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Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating way to travel. Unfortunately, it is also quite risky. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that over 5,000 motorcyclists died in the year 2017 and thousands more were injured. If you or a loved one were hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be left with enormous medical bills and other expenses related to the crash. A personal injury claim may allow you to recover financial compensation for these costs if a negligent party is found to be at fault.

Establish the At-Fault Party

Before you can seek compensation for your costs through a motorcycle accident injury claim, you will need to determine the party who is liable, or legally responsible, for the accident. Liability may lie with another driver who was under the influence of alcohol, texting and driving or was otherwise driving carelessly. Legal responsibility may also lie with the manufacturer of a faulty motorcycle part, the municipality who failed to properly maintain the road, a trucking company, or a number of other parties. Evidence such as a red-light camera or dash camera footage, vehicle event data recorders, and witness testimony may all be used to confirm the responsible party’s liability. An attorney experienced in car accident injury cases will be able to help you gather evidence to strengthen your claim against the at-fault driver.  

Identify and Calculate Your Damages

Sometimes, accident victims underestimate the damages they have suffered in their accident. They may request compensation for emergency room bills but forget about ongoing medical costs from physical therapy appointments. They may want compensation for missed work but fail to consider how their accident has harmed their ability to earn income in the future. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you identify and quantify all of the costs resulting from your accident. You may be eligible for compensation for your:

  • Past and future medical costs

  • Lost income from missed work

  • Reduction in your future earning capacity

  • Cost of repairing or replacing your motorcycle

  • Emotional distress

  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Negotiate a Settlement or File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When you bring a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident, you will likely be bringing the claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company. Negotiating a settlement with an auto insurance carrier can be complicated and tedious. A skilled attorney can negotiate with the insurance company for you. If a settlement that covers your total costs cannot be reached out of court, your attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit and advocate on your behalf in court.

Contact a Wake County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent party, contact Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC today. We can help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve so you can get on with your recovery. Call us at 844-967-3536 to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Raleigh, NC personal injury attorney from our firm. Hablamos Español.


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