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Legal protections as motorcycle season revs up in Ohio

On Behalf of | May 2, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

As the weather improves, a greater number of motorcycle riders hit the road in Ohio, which is why it is important to remember to remain safe on the roadways. In addition, it is important for motorcycle riders to be familiar with the legal options that can protect them if they are harmed in a motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries to victims, which is why personal injury legal resources are available to help assist them with their damages.

When an negligent driver such as an inattentive driver, distracted driver or impaired driver harms a motorcycle accident victim because they failed to observe them or did not properly yield the motorcyclist’s right of way, for instance, personal injury legal protections can help motorcycle accident victims and their families pick up the pieces caused by a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle riders are uniquely vulnerable on the roadways and in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents involving another car, the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident by violating the motorcycle rider’s right of way.

That is when personal injury protections can step in to help. A personal injury claim for damages can help the motorcycle accident victim recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. In addition, depending on the severity of the accident and injuries suffered, the victim may also be able to recover damages for future medical care expenses, lost earning capacity, permanent disability, disfigurement and mental anguish.

Personal injury legal protections are important for motorcycle riders heading out this spring and summer to be familiar with, especially if they are injured by a negligent driver. Keeping safe on the road is the duty of all motorists. Motorcyclists should understand that, if struck by an automobile, there may be legal remedies available to protect them.