Now that the warmer months of the year are here, more people will head out on New York’s roads on motorcycles. While this is a great way to enjoy the open road, the individuals who are out riding are actually at a very high risk of being involved in an accident that causes injuries or death. We know that these crashes can be devastating for the biker and their loved ones.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, there isn’t a frame to help protect the rider. No seat belt is present to keep him or her on the motorcycle. This means that there is a real risk of being thrown from the two-wheeled vehicle and suffering because of that event.
Anyone who is injured in a motorcycle crash will almost certainly need medical care. This can range from minor care to check for road rash to extensive care for a serious spinal cord or brain injury. In all of these cases, the burden to cover medical expenses might fall on the injured party.
You do have the option of seeking compensation from the person who slammed into your motorcycle. This won’t do anything to help with the physical or emotional damage that was done. It might, however, help you recover from the financial impact that you have to deal with.
If you are off work for a while so that you can heal from the injuries, you have a reduction in income. This can come at a time when your expenses increase due to the extra medical care you need. As you can imagine, your financial situation can turn bleak fast. Seeking compensation might help your bank account recover.