You can sue someone personally after a motorcycle accident, though you may choose to speak with a lawyer before deciding to do so. Suing someone may ultimately be the decision you make, but you might first consider other options, such as completing an insurance claim.
Whether you decide to push for compensation through insurance or a lawsuit filed in civil court, a lawyer will be able to make your case. They will oversee either process until it is complete, and the resolution could lead to you receiving compensation for your losses.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 747-3733
A Motorcycle Accident May Be Somebody’s Fault
The term “fault” means more when it pertains to a motorcycle accident. Any party that causes a motorcycle accident could be responsible for:
- Damage to the victim’s motorcycle
- Physical injuries suffered by the victim
- The victim’s mental trauma
- Any other losses that come from the accident
When a motorist is one of the parties responsible for an accident, the lawyer representing the victim—who may be you or a loved one—can identify how the motorist caused the collision.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) identifies several ways that a motorist may increase their risk of causing an accident, including speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, being distracted, and driving while tired.
You can sue a motorist personally after a motorcycle accident, depending on whether they were negligent in the accident.
Losses That May Lead to a Lawsuit
The Insurance Information Institute (III) explains that motorcycles are less protective than a car, truck, or SUV is. A motorcyclist may be more likely than other types of motorists to suffer losses when an accident happens, as they may be at greater risk of injury or death.
The most significant loss that one may experience is the loss of a loved one from a motorcycle accident. Other losses that could lead an accident victim or their loved ones to bring a lawsuit are:
- Injuries that require a cost of care beyond what insurance covers
- Lost income
- The cost of repairing or replacing a motorcycle
- Pain and suffering
- A decline in the victim’s earning power
The losses that each motorcycle accident victim suffers are unique. They must be reviewed, assigned value, and compared to the amount of coverage that any applicable insurance provides. A lawyer will do each of these things and work with their client to fight for the justice that they deserve.
Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Whether you are the victim of a motorcycle accident or want to help loved ones seek justice, you can call the team for a motorcycle accident lawyer to start your case. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.