If you were riding your motorcycle and a driver didn't use a turn signal and collided with you, you can suffer a variety of damages. You might be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. Some common damages that might result when a driver fails to use a turn signal and crashes with your bike might include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disfigurement, and property damage.
Damages to Your Motorcycle
If you were involved in an accident caused by a driver not using his or her turn signal, your bike has suffered damage. The severity of the damage is dependent on the speed of both vehicles, the point of impact, and how the bike fell. Damages can be included in the property damage portion of your personal injury claim.
Paint - The bike can be scratched by coming into contact with the other vehicle, the pavement, or any other objects during the crash. Most likely, your bike will be left needing a paint job.
Dented body parts - Most likely, your bike will be dented in the gas tank, the fenders, or other body parts. They will need to be repaired or replaced.
Totaled bike - If your bike's damage is to severe, you will have to replace the bike. In this case, your bike will be totaled.
Keep any estimates or receipts for repairs so you can include property damages in your personal injury claim for your motorcycle accident.
Possible Injuries in a No-Signal Scenario
While the kind of injuries suffered and their severity can differ significantly, but a crash of medium severity like this might result in some more common injuries. Some of those injuries might include:
Broken arm - The driver could crash into the side of your bike causing a broken arm. Broken arms can take time to heal, and often involve a painful recovery process.
Serious laceration - When you are struck by another vehicle or when you bike overturns, you could suffer serious lacerations. Lacerations are painful and might require extensive medical care.
Muscle damage - Soft tissue damage can be serious especially if muscles are torn or damaged. The recovery process might involve surgery, physical therapy, and ongoing medical care.
You can include medical expenses as part of your personal injury claim. You should keep copies of all medical records, medical bills, and documentation of lost wages for your claim.
Getting Help Today
If you have been involved in a crash caused by a driver not using a turn signal and colliding with you, you should consult with an experienced motorcycle personal injury lawyer who will help you file a claim to recover damages.
Through a personal injury claim, you might be compensated for the losses that resulted from the crash.