Driving a motorcycle is not without its risks. You’re pretty much left with no protection should something go wrong while on the road. Injuries happen to the best of us, but if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident to the fault of another driver, receiving compensation may not be as easy as you thought. Here’s why:
- Injuries from motorcycle accidents are generally more devastating than automobile accidents. The cost of these injuries will likely be higher, and this can greatly influence how eager insurance companies are to help you out.
- To prove the fault of another driver, motorcyclists must prove that their bike is not defective, they were in compliance with all state motorcycle safety laws, and that they were not subject to negligence while driving. Collecting this evidence will take time and can often be difficult, especially for motorcyclists.
- It’s unfortunate, but a bias of recklessness is often held against motorcyclists by judges, insurance companies and others. This bias can definitely play a role in either slowing the compensation process or stopping it completely.
Learn more about how motorcycle accident injury claims differ from that of the typical automobile accident.