If you are riding your motorcycle with traffic, your odds of being involved in an accident are real. Unfortunately, because bikes are smaller they can be more difficult for drivers of larger vehicles to see. Motorcycle riders are exposed and aren't protected like drivers of larger vehicles that have doors and metal frames, bikers are much more likely to be seriously injured in a crash.
If you have been hit by a vehicle operated by a drugged driver, you might have the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver. You might be able to be compensated for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and damages to personal property such as your bike.
Possible Injuries From Your Accident
You can suffer a variety of injuries in a crash with a drugged driver. The damages and injuries can vary significantly depending on the speed of the vehicle that hits your bike, the speed of your bike, and the kind of impact.
There are a variety of damages that could result from a crash with a drugged driver. Here are some of the injuries that might result:
Mild road rash - Road rash is very common when a biker falls onto the road. Road rash is very painful and can take several weeks to heal.
Broken fingers - Your fingers are gripping the brake to avoid a collision, so they can be broken when you are struck by another vehicle or when your bike overturns.
Shoulder pain - Your shoulder can suffer a painful injury from the sudden stop when your bike is involved in a crash.
You can claim your medical expenses in your personal injury claim. You can ask for compensation for any future medical expenses you might encounter as well. Your medical expenses can include physical therapy and surgical related costs as well.
Damage To Your Motorcycle
Your motorcycle will most likely suffer serious damages in a crash with a drugged driver. Your bike can easily be totaled. Here are a few of the expenses that might result from a crash with a drunk driver.
A new paint job. If your bike skids across the pavement, it most likely will need a new paint job which can be expensive.
Dented fenders and broken handlebars. A serious accident that causes your bike to overturn on the pavement can cause serious damages to the bike.
A totaled motorcycle. If your motorcycle cannot be repaired or salvaged, you might need a replacement bike.
Your personal injury claim can include damages for your bike. You can include the costs for replacing or repairing the bike.
Generally, you may be able to do so in many motorcycle accident scenarios.
Getting Help Today
If you have been involved in a crash caused by a drugged driver, it can be challenging to prove the amount of damages you suffered and how much you are entitled to receive for the losses that resulted. Your personal injury attorney will prove that liability falls on the driver who was driving while drugged.
You should enlist the help of a motorcycle accident injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly. Because personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, you won't have any up front expenses and there is nothing to lose.
Schedule a free case evaluation today with a personal injury lawyer.