You know the road can be harsher for motorcyclists than for other drivers. Unfortunately, so can a motorcycle accident claim. You have the same right to compensation as anybody else. Yet, many issues that are unique to riders can complicate your recovery.
Injuries from Motorcycle Accident Claims Are More Severe
In 2014 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found motorcyclists are five times more likely than others to get injured in a crash. Riders are especially at risk of:
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash and soft tissue damage
The severity of your injuries means the road to recovery can be longer. It is important to stick with a long-term treatment plan and not allow the insurance company to settle with you quickly.
The Road is More Dangerous for Motorcyclists
Road hazards are more dangerous for riders than for passengers of other vehicles. For example, potholes, dead animals, slick roads, and “tar snakes” can destabilize your motorcycle more so than other vehicles. An accident can happen with even the most careful navigating.
Nevertheless, the insurance company would rather not attribute these hazards to your accident. Blaming you for “reckless driving” is a more convenient explanation for them.
Why Do Insurance Companies Discriminate Against Motorcyclists?
Motorcyclists get an unfair reputation for speeding and performing risky maneuvers. Insurance companies take advantage of bad stereotypes to make your motorcycle accident claim harder for you. That’s not right. You deserve a motorcycle accident lawyer who will use the facts to stick up for you.
Therefore, motorcycle accident victims are especially at risk from insurance companies. Receiving fair compensation is What’s Right. The dedicated attorneys at Sam & Ash, LLP want to protect your motorcycle accident claim. Call our team to discuss your case for free any time, day or night, at 1 (800) 304-2000.