Yes, you can file a lawsuit against a driver whose negligence caused your motorcycle accident and resulting injuries. It will be vital to have a lawyer’s help to seek compensation you will need to ensure a full recovery from your accident.
Motorists often hit motorcycles in traffic and claim later on that they did not see the motorcycle. Regardless, motorcycle riders have a right to use Wisconsin highways and to have their presence on the roads respected.
Motorcyclists also have the right to be compensated if they are injured because of a motorist’s negligence or recklessness such as the failure to look before changing lanes.
A motorcyclist injured in a multi-vehicle accident often must pursue a personal injury lawsuit to obtain adequate compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Victims of other drivers’ negligence may seek compensation for medical expenses, damage to the motorcycle, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
After a wrongful death in a motorcycle accident, a lawsuit could seek similar compensation for surviving, eligible family members.
In many cases, an insurance company will work to undermine a motorcyclist’s claim and pay them less than they deserve.
To learn more, please see our Motorcycle Accidents page.
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