Motorcyclists face a number of unique challenges on the roadway. Protected by little more than leather clothing and a helmet, riders are exposed to much greater risk of injury than car and truck drivers. In addition, riders suffer all-too-frequent collisions at the hands of drivers who fail to check their mirrors properly, fail to signal lane changes or turn left in front of an oncoming motorcyclist.
When an accident does occur, many motorcyclists turn to personal injury litigation as a means to pay for their medical bills, lost wages and other related losses. For example, earlier this year a Texas man filed suit over injuries he suffered on Nov. 15, 2012, when his motorcycle was struck by another motorist. According to police, the other driver “failed to control her speed” and rear-ended the motorcyclist. The collision caused serious injuries to the motorcyclist, and he now seeks damages in excess of $50,000 for medical bills, loss of earning capacity and other costs.
Personal injury litigation plays an important role in protecting the rights of motorcyclists. In many cases, motorcyclists suffer catastrophic injuries when they are struck by another driver. A personal injury lawsuit can help victims seek compensation for the many losses that they have suffered, including both economic and noneconomic damages. Motorcycle injury lawsuits also act in the interests of justice, ensuring that negligent drivers are truly held responsible for the pain and the difficulties they have inflicted upon the lives of others.