A few weeks ago, we told you about a sheriff’s deputy that suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident. While his injuries may be covered by workers’ compensation, many other motorcycle accident victims may not be eligible. When a motorcycle accident happens through no fault of your own, you have a right to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
Motorcycle accident injuries are often very severe because there is little protection for the riders. Head injuries and trauma, spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries are common and can result in a lifetime need for medical treatment.
A civil lawsuit against the person or persons responsible for the motorcycle accident may provide the compensation you deserve. Claims may be made for:
— Medical expenses, including future treatment
— Pain and suffering
— Lost wages
— Emotional trauma
In addition, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the family of those who are killed in motorcycle accidents because of the negligent or reckless actions of others.
At Levine Injury Law, understand what a difficult time this is for you and your family. You may have an insurance company pushing you to sign off on a settlement that you feel is too low. It’s always best to avoid signing a settlement offer or even speaking with insurance companies until you have proper legal representation. This can help avoid you accepting an offer that is only really designed to save the insurance company money.
You can learn more on our motorcycle accident webpage about seeking compensation from those who are responsible for your injuries.
Source: Levine Law Firm P.C., “Austin Motorcycle Accident Attorney” Aug. 26, 2014