As a motorcyclist, you are well aware of the dangers on the road. You also know how easy it is to be run off the road by a truck. Usually, these encounters are not intentional. Motorcycles are smaller vehicles, so often they are not noticed by the drivers of larger vehicles who are seated up higher.
A crash on a motorcycle can have serious consequences because of the lack of protection offered by riding in the open on the bike. Various damages can result from an accident caused by being run off the road by a truck.
You can recover compensation for these damages by filing a personal injury claim.
Injuries Caused by Being Run Off the Road by a Truck
A variety of injuries can result from a crash caused by being run off the road by a truck. When you are run off the road, you can hit an embankment, some other object such as a tree. Some of the more common injuries resulting from a crash caused by being run off the road by a truck include:
Serious Laceration - A deep cut requiring sutures or even surgical intervention can result from hitting the pavement, being struck by the bike, or hitting some other object during the crash.
Concussion - A hard hit to the head can lead to a concussion. A treatable and temporary head injury, a concussion can cause memory loss, confusion, and blurred vision. Concussions are painful and can interfere with daily living.
Muscle damage - Deep cuts or soft tissue injuries can also lead to muscle damage. Muscle damage might require intensive physical therapy, surgical intervention, and a lengthy recovery period.
Your personal injury claim can include your medical expenses. Keep copies of medical bills, prescription records, physical therapy reports, and medical records to use as evidence for your claim for damages.
Damages to Your Motorcycle
Being run off the road by a truck can result in serious damages to your motorcycle. You can claim damages to your bike in the property damage portion of your personal injury claim. Some damage that might result include:
Paint- When your bike overturns and hits the roadway or strikes another object, you can expect damage to your job's paint job. Your bike will need to be repainted after such an accident.
Mechanical Damage- Your bike can suffer mechanical damage that requires extensive repairs. The bike overturning or hitting another object can cause problems with the motor or exhaust.
Handlebars- Your bike's handlebars could be warped or damaged during the crash. They might have to be replaced.
Get written estimates for repairing your bike. Take photos of the damage and keep receipts for any repairs that you have done.
You may want to also make sure that you get the contact information of people who witnessed your crash.
Getting Help Today
If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash resulting from being run off the road by a truck, you should consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in handling motorcycle accidents. Your attorney will ensure your rights are protected and make sure that you are treated fairly.
Your attorney will consider all the damages that you suffered and come up with an accurate estimation of the amount of compensation you should receive for your damages.
Your attorney will not be paid until you get a judgment or settlement, so you have nothing to lose. Schedule a free case evaluation today.