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Recovering from a Motorcycle Accident

July 3, 2015 Automobile Accidents

Recovering from a Motorcycle AccidentSummer is in full swing, and that means more motorcycles on the road. While many of today’s motorcycles are loaded with modern safety and comfort features, there’s no denying that a motorcycle rider is more likely to be injured after an accident than motorists in a car. Over 80 percent of motorcycle accidents cause injury or death, compared to about 20 percent for passenger vehicles.

Motorcycle accidents are on the rise, due in part to the fact that there are more motorcycles on the road each year. The low visibility profile of most motorcycles puts riders at higher risk of being in an accident caused by another driver’s carelessness or distraction.

Injuries from a motorcycle accident in Indianapolis can have long-term repercussions, affecting the rider’s quality of life for months, years, or even for life. If you’re facing a potentially lengthy and expensive physical recovery after a motorcycle crash, you owe it to yourself to determine whether you should take legal action against the person who caused your injuries.

Insurance May Not Be Enough

In most cases after a motorcycle accident, your insurance will cover many of your expenses. However, there may be deductibles you must pay before coverage begins. Some insurance policies also have limits to the amount they will pay—leaving you on the hook for potentially large proportions of your medical expenses.

Additionally, insurance typically won’t cover you for lost wages, missed opportunities, or pain and suffering. Often, your injuries after a motorcycle accident bring a heavy emotional burden to you and your loved ones. Working with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help alleviate the worries that often overwhelm accident victims.

Legal Action After a Motorcycle Crash

While you’re recovering from motorcycle accident injuries, you have enough to worry about. Aside from your physical healing, you have piles of paperwork and medical bills, and you may be facing an uncertain future. You deserve someone to advocate for you—in court if necessary—and ensure that your side of the case is heard. You may be eligible for compensation for your losses due to a motorcycle accident.

The time you have to pursue legal action is limited. You can speak with an experienced attorney at no cost to you. Let us help you determine if you have a case. Call today: 317-920-6400 or 800-525-8028.

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