If you ride a motorcycle, you know that riding in traffic can be a threat in its own because drivers might not see you. Because the motorcycle is much smaller, it can be overlooked. You could be run off the road by another vehicle, which could result in a no-contact accident.
These accidents can result in your bike being run off the road or your bike being overturned. Those kinds of accidents can result in various injuries and damages that you might be able to recover through a personal injury claim.
Injuries You Might Suffer in a No-Contact Accident
When you are in a no-contact accident, you could suffer a variety of injuries. These injuries might result from your bike overturning or from you crashing into another object after being run off the road by the other vehicle.
Here are examples of the damages that you might suffer in such a crash.
Mild road rash: When your bike overturns and you land on the pavement, your skin will suffer burns and damage that is known as road rash. Mild road rash is painful and takes a while to heal.
Sprained or strained wrist: When you are trying to prevent the crash, you can suffer a wrist injury. A sprained or strained wrist is common when you are in a no-contact crash.
Cuts and lacerations: You can suffer cuts and lacerations when your bike overturns or strikes another object.
You can claim medical expenses and pain and suffering as part of your personal injury claim for a no-contact injury claim.
Damages to Your Motorcycle
A no-contact accident can still result in damages to your bike. Depending on if you hit another object or if you turn your bike over, the damages might vary significantly.
Here are some of the damages that might result from such an accident.
Dents: If your bike overturns or hits something, it is very likely that it will receive dents and dings to the fenders, the gas tank, or other body parts.
Paint: Your paint will most likely be scratched or even ruined. Your entire bike might need to be repainted.
Handlebars: Your handlebars could be bent, dented, or destroyed during the no-contact crash.
You can claim property damages in your personal injury claim. Keep any written estimates or receipts that show how much the repair or replacement might cost, even if you had repaired it yourself.
Getting Help Today
If a no-contact accident has left you with injuries or damages, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who is familiar with handling motorcycle accident claims.
Your attorney can investigate your accident and determine which damages you could claim for so you can seek compensation for those damages.
During the investigation, your lawyer will also prove liability for the crash, which might be more challenging since no contact was made. Your personal injury lawyer can also determine the value of your claim and ensure you get a fair settlement or judgment based on your damages.
Your attorney will not be paid until you get money, so you have nothing to lose. Schedule a free case evaluation today.