Motorcyclists Have The Right To Ride, And The Right To Fair Compensation When Hurt
Motorcyclists know that all-too-many drivers in four-wheeled vehicles don’t see them on the road. As a result, most motorcycle riders are extra safe when they take to the road. But even the safest motorcyclist faces some risk of being hit by careless car drivers.
When that happens, the attorneys at Merk & Gile, Injury Attorneys, step in to hold the negligent driver accountable and get fair compensation for the survivor or their family. From our law offices in Newport and Cincinnati, we stand up for motorcycle crash victims in the Cincinnati metropolitan area and throughout Kentucky and Ohio.
When Can A Motorcyclist Seek Compensation For A Traffic Accident?
People often assume that a traffic accident has to involve a collision in order for the victim to seek compensation. However, many motorcyclists are hurt or killed because they took evasive action to avoid being hit by a negligent driver. A motorcyclist may lay their bike down in hopes of preventing a collision. Instead, they may still end up with road rash, broken bones or any number of other injuries. Laying a motorcycle down at high speeds can even result in death.
Of course, many times the negligent driver will hit the motorcyclist. Drivers of cars often do not see motorcyclists, particularly when the car driver is turning or changing lanes. In reality, they do not see motorcyclists because they do not look for motorcyclists. As a result, they turn into the motorcyclist and cause an accident, or move into the motorcyclist’s lane and push the motorcyclist off the road or into another motor vehicle. Even when the motorcycle rider is wearing a helmet, the results of these traffic accidents can be devastating for them.
If you or a loved one was hit or otherwise hurt by a negligent driver while riding a motorcycle, you may have the right to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other costs.