What To Know About Being Injured As A Motorcycle Passenger

Were you in a situation where you were involved in an accident as a passenger on a motorcycle? If so, you may be wondering what you should do to receive compensation for your injuries.

Injured By A Third Party

If the person responsible for the accident was a third party, such as another vehicle that collided with the motorcycle, then you have the same rights as the driver of the motorcycle you were on. The motorcycle driver had no control over the situation, so there is no reason for them to be considered the responsible party and use their insurance. 

As the passenger of the motorcycle, you have the right to receive compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any personal property damage you sustained from the accident. This could include things like damaged clothing, a broken cell phone, protective equipment, and things of that nature. 

Injured By The Motorcycle Driver

The injury may have been the fault of the person driving the motorcycle. They may have lost control over the motorcycle, caused an accident with another vehicle, or something else where the accident was their fault. In this situation, you'll actually want to file a claim with the motorcycle driver's insurance company. As stressful as this may be to file an insurance claim with someone that you know, you should still do it. People have insurance for situations just like this, and it is to cover their property damage, medical bills, personal property damage, and other damage that they cause.

It is also worth filing a claim with your own car insurance company. It's possible that you will receive coverage through uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, and this will help cover the damage not covered by the motorcycle driver's insurance. Your insurance may also offer you the ability to receive money to cover your immediate medical bills.

Injured By A Defective Product

One type of injury that is much more complicated is when the accident was caused by a defective product. It's the type of lawsuit that you definitely need a lawyer to help with since you'll be going after the manufacturer of the product that caused your injury. There will also be a lot more complications in the lawsuit since you need to prove how the product was defective and lead to the accident.

Reach out to a personal injury law firm, such as North Shore Injury Lawyer, if you have more questions about motorcycle related personal injury claims.