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How To Receive Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

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Jacksboro, TN motorcycle accident lawyer

The warm weather is upon us, which means more motorcyclists are hitting the pavement. Like people who drive cars, motorcyclists are expected to take several precautions to stay safe while driving. However, motorcycle accidents can happen even when all safety measures are taken. Since motorcycles are smaller, they are often harder to see on the road, and they can occur because other drivers do not respect a motorcyclist’s right of way. Collisions between motorcycles and other vehicles often result in personal injury, and an injured cyclist may be eligible to receive compensation for injuries or damage to their motorcycle.

What To Do After an Accident

If an accident happens, the driver who is at fault for the incident is responsible for paying for any damage experienced by others involved in the accident, including costs related to injuries and repairs for damages to vehicles. Therefore, if you are a motorcyclist involved in an accident, you should assess your injuries and the damage to your motorcycle while still at the accident site.

If your injury is severe, you should seek treatment at a hospital immediately after the accident or visit a doctor as soon as possible. Reports of the treatment you received can be used to demonstrate the extent of your injuries. After seeing a doctor and getting an estimate for vehicle repairs, you should speak to a lawyer who can help you understand your options for receiving compensation.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for damages to your vehicle and your medical expenses, and you may be reimbursed for any work missed while recovering from the accident.

The most common types of injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents are:

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Road rash

  • Broken bones/spinal injuries

  • Internal injuries

All these injuries can be long-lasting and can result in permanent disability. If you have suffered any of these injuries, you should be compensated by the driver who was at fault for the accident. In addition to economic damages related to the specific costs resulting from the injury, you may also be able to receive compensation for non-economic damages, such as the pain and suffering you and your family have experienced.

Contact a Jacksboro, TN Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you can seek compensation from the negligent party or parties. An experienced attorney at the Law Offices of William F. Evans can assist you in your civil case. Contact our Campbell County personal injury lawyer at 423-449-7980 for a free consultation.

Sources:

https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Economic+damages

https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Non+Economic+Damages

https://www.tba.org/journal/injury-damages-under-tennessee-law

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