Motorcycles are much smaller than passenger vehicles. Because of the size, as a motorcyclist you know riding your bike on the road can be dangerous because you are not as easily seen as other vehicles.
If a driver falls asleep at the wheel and crashes into you on your bike, you could suffer a variety of damages. You might have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who fell asleep and caused the crash.
Some common damages that you might ask to be compensated for include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damages.
Possible Injuries In a Crash
When a driver falls asleep at the wheel, a variety of injuries can result from the crash. The injuries and damages can vary greatly. The results are dependent on the speed the vehicle is traveling when it hits your bike, the speed of your bike, the kind of impact, and the severity of the crash.
Various damages and injuries could result from the crash caused by a driver falling asleep at the wheel. Here are a few of the different injuries that could result:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) - Unfortunately, motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer TBIs because of the nature of their transportation and how open it is. Even with a helmet on, a TBI is a real possibility. This is a serious injury that can impact the rest of your life.
Spinal injuries- Being thrown from a bike can cause serious spinal injuries. Some of these injuries might lead to paralysis or the need for long-term physical rehabilitation services.
Broken femur - A bike crash can lead to broken bones. A broken femur is a serious break to the bone of the leg, which can involve extensive medical care for a full recovery.
You can include any medical expenses for your injuries in your personal injury claim. Physical therapy, medical devices, surgeries, and medical devices are included as medical expenses.
Damages to Your Motorcycle
If a driver has fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed into you, your bike will most likely suffer serious damages. Like many other types of motorcycle crashes, you may be able to claim for damage to your motorcycle, for example:
Damaged wheels and tires. - When a bike crashes into something, it can damage the wheels and tires. These can be expensive to replace.
A new paint job. - When your bike hits objects or skids on pavement, it will ruin its paint job. Your bike will probably need a new paint job after the crash.
A new bike. - Your bike might not be repairable. When a bike cannot be salvaged, it is deemed a total loss and you will purchase a replacement bike.
You can include the costs of repairing or replacing your bike in the property damages portion of your personal injury claim.
Getting Help Today
If you have been involved in an accident with a driver who fell asleep at the wheel, whether your accident took place during the day or your motorcycle crash took place at night, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling motorcycle accidents.
Because of the complexity of a personal injury claim, you need to consult with a lawyer who will ensure your rights are protected and make sure you get a fair settlement. Your personal injury lawyer will not be paid until you win your claim, so there is nothing to lose. Schedule your free case evaluation today.