Being in a motorcycle accident can affect your life profoundly. Your injuries may limit the things that you are now able to do, and the trauma of the incident may have altered the way that you now see your life. You should be entitled to compensation for the costs of medical treatment, therapy, lost wages and any negative implications that the incident had for you if you are able to show that the accident was the fault of another party.
Establishing fault after a motorcycle accident and seeking compensation can mean that injured drivers have many questions about the law. The following are answers to some commonly asked questions about gaining compensation.
Can I still seek compensation if I was not wearing a helmet?
The laws that govern helmet-wearing responsibilities do not impact your ability to claim compensation if another party caused the accident you were involved in. However, in some circumstances, whether or not you were wearing a helmet may affect your ability to claim the full amount of compensation that you would otherwise be entitled to.
Will I still be able to seek compensation if I have health insurance coverage?
No employment sick leave packages or health insurance coverage you have will affect the amount of compensation that you will be entitled to as a result of your motorcycle accident. However, it is important to keep in mind that your insurer may require reimbursement if you obtain a settlement.
While you should focus on your recovery, you should also begin looking into compensation possibilities as soon as possible, since the process can be lengthy.