What if I was driving a motorcycle and was rear-ended?

If you were driving a motorcycle and were rear-ended by another vehicle, it is important to understand that you have legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for any injuries or damages that you have suffered as a result of the accident.

Here are some things to keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation:

  • Seek medical attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority after any accident, including one involving a motorcycle. Some injuries, such as concussions or internal injuries, may not show symptoms right away, but can be very serious if left untreated.
  • Gather evidence: If you are able, take pictures of the scene of the accident, including your motorcycle, the other vehicle, and any visible injuries. Also, get contact information from any witnesses to the accident. If it is a more serious crash, the police should get witness statements.
  • Contact an attorney: If you were rear-ended while driving a motorcycle, it is a good idea to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. They can help you understand your legal rights and options and can guide you through the process of pursuing compensation for your injuries and damages.
  • Understand the insurance process: In most cases, the other driver’s insurance company will be responsible for paying for any damages or injuries you have suffered. However, insurance companies are often more concerned with their bottom line than with your well-being, and may try to offer you a settlement that is less than what you are entitled to. This is another area where an attorney can be invaluable, as they can help you navigate the insurance process and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

If you were driving a motorcycle and were rear-ended, it is important to take your situation seriously and take action to protect your legal rights. The experienced attorneys at The Ruth Law Team are here to help, so don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Call us today at (888) 783-8378 for a free consultation.

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