Motorcycle accidents happen whether people deserve it or not. Most people can agree that nobody actually deserves to be in a motorcycle accident — they’re horrific and can lead to long term injuries and suffering. And the physical safety of the rider is exactly the same whether they’ve got a valid license or not.
If you were hurt while riding a motorcycle without a valid license, you may think you are unable to seek compensation for your injuries. You may have been made to feel like you don’t deserve to have your bills covered.
Here’s the truth:
Not having a license while operating a motorcycle actually has no bearing on who was at fault in the accident, and does not prevent you from recovering everything you are entitled to as a victim of an accident.
We are no strangers to motorcycle law, and we know you may be entitled to seek compensation for damages if you were hurt due to the negligence of another driver.
Here’s what you need to know:
You must be able to prove the other driver was at fault in the accident and caused you to be injured. Some ways you can help prove fault are:
- Take photographs of the scene
- Document your injuries in pictures
- Get eyewitness contact information
- Ask the other driver for their license, insurance card and registration information
- Get the name and number of the at-fault driver’s insurance company
Just because you were riding a motorcycle without a license does not mean you are not entitled to obtain a settlement for your injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Some damages typically awarded in cases such as these include:
- Ambulance costs
- Lost income
- Future lost income if you are disabled due to the accident
- Medical bills
- Surgery fees
- Therapy costs
- Cost of assisted devices
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional distress
The at-fault driver’s insurance company may try to blame you for not having a valid motorcycle license and refuse to offer you a settlement. For this reason, it is best to have an experienced personal injury lawyer working to protect your interests.
What Can Our Lawyers Do For You?
Hiring Kuzyk Law will increase your chances of obtaining a fair settlement in your lawsuit. Statistics have shown that people who do not have legal representation are typically offered lower settlements that those who have a lawyer.
So make sure you call us before talking to the insurance company!
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle injury, contact Kuzyk Law today to discuss your case. After your free initial consultation, our experienced lawyers will let you know the best way to move forward with your case so you may obtain a fair settlement for your injuries.