I’m sorry to hear about your accident. You have the legal right to sue the motorcyclist for compensation for your accident.
The compensation may come out of the motorcyclist’s personal assets, but most likely his or her insurance company will pay for your damages.
Depending on the circumstances, you may also be able to seek compensation from your own insurance company as well.
This depends on the type of coverage you have, the insurance coverage the motorcyclist has, and other circumstances.
You may be entitled to damages from your accident for medical expenses, lost future earnings and disability, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
Your spouse may also be entitled to damages for loss of companionship due to your injuries.
You may be able to hold other parties legally responsible as well. If there were other drivers involved, they may be liable for your accident too.
If the accident was due to severe problems with the road, such as massive potholes or blind curves, the city or state may be held liable.
If the motorcyclist was on the job when the accident occurred, the employer may be liable.
If the accident occurred due to a problem with the motorcycle itself, the manufacturer may be responsible.
As you can see, which party is liable for the accident is not a simple matter.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you sort through not only determining who’s liable, but also with pursuing a settlement or taking the case to trial.
If you are looking for someone to help you with your accident, call me, Amputation Lawyer Conal Doyle at 310-385-0567.
I am a personal injury attorney and an amputee, and I have a lot of experience with amputation-related cases. Call to learn more.