Unfortunately, I commonly work with clients who’ve been injured in motorcycle accidents. I’ve seen many car v. motorcycle collision outcomes. It is never good for the motorcyclist. The reality of riding a motorcycle is that other motorists find you hard to see. Usually it is either a car turning left in front of a motorcycle or a car changing lanes into a motorcycle. Either way, injuries are often serious and long term. If you have been in an accident on your motorcycle and injured as a result of the negligence of another driver, be sure to speak with a lawyer about your claim.
The claim process for a motorcycle collision is the same as any motor vehicle collision. Whatever insurance coverage the other driver has available, will be available to you as the injured ‘driver’. Depending upon the extent of your injuries, the other driver’s insurance coverage may or may not be enough to compensate you. This issue of a shortfall in coverage will be dealt with in another blog post titled, ‘What is SEF 44 coverage’. You have to ensure that you get treatment as soon as possible and the legal ‘timelines’ are the same. In other words, you will have a two-year limitation for bringing your claim (however, don’t wait that long to speak with a lawyer, as there are many things that you should/should not be doing in those first two years after the collision).