Will a Lawyer Take My Case If I Was Hit by a Motorcycle While Walking?

You may have grounds for pursuing a personal injury claim against a motorcycle rider if there is proof that the rider was acting in a negligent and unsafe manner when you were injured. There are places set aside for vehicles and people so it will depend where you were hit by the motorcycle. If the motorcycle was ridden on to the sidewalk and hit you and you were injured and it was clearly not your fault, a lawyer will consider taking up your case for a personal injury claim. However, if you were crossing the road away from a crosswalk and you misjudged the speed of a motorcycle crossing your path and you were hit and injured you will have a harder time getting a personal injury lawyer to take up your case. You will need to talk to a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a pursuable case.

The Damages You May Be Entitled To If a Motorcycle Hits You While You Are Walking

As long as you have clear evidence available proving that you weren’t the cause of the motorcycle hitting you, it may be possible to claim damages for the following:

  • the cost of all your medical treatment
  • loss of earnings while off work recovering
  • an amount for pain and suffering depending on how serious your injuries are

In some cases, where extreme negligence can be demonstrated, you may be able to be awarded punitive damages.

These damages will be dependent on you providing sufficient evidence that the motorcycle was the cause of your accident and documentary evidence of costs which justifies what you are demanding.

Hit by a Motorcycle While Walking

Evidence You Will Need to Win a Personal Injury Settlement When a Motorcycle Hit You

If your injuries are serious this is a good starting point for initiating a PI claim. This will be shown by your high medical bills. In addition to that you may need statements made by eye witnesses supporting you, photo evidence of the accident as it happened at the scene and if there were any CCTVs in action in the area you may be able to find some proof there. Your attorney will need as much evidence as possible so that there is a clear sign a settlement is going to be reached on your behalf. Don’t try to file a claim on your own as a personal injury lawyer is the cog in the wheel that ensures negotiations with insurers go to plan and you get the settlement that truly represents the financial hardship you are enduring.

Will a Lawyer Take My Case?

Most personal injury lawyers will be prepared to take on a case which has good grounds for making a claim and are likely to succeed.

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