Hi, I am personal injury attorney Mike Lombardi.
Do you ride a motorcycle? Understand your options. We’ve talked a lot about staying safe on a motorcycle, but there are a few things we haven’t talked about.
Expect The Unexpected
Today, I want to share some information about the unexpected during a motorcycle ride. We’re all aware that riding a motorcycle is a lot riskier than driving a car, but motorcyclists are a special breed. They love the freedom their bikes afford, the camaraderie, and the joy of the outdoors. However responsible they are as a rider, no matter how many safety precautions they take, there are times when an accident is totally out of their control. It could be a medical emergency, a drunk driver, a totally distracted driver, or a bike malfunction that causes a motorcycle accident. Whatever the cause should be, in a motorcycle wreck, there are some things you need to know and take care of before riding.
It is very important that you understand exactly what your motorcycle insurance covers, and the more it does, the better.
Motorcycle accident insurance is not something you want to skip on; you want to be sure it has a good medical and property damage coverage, should you ever need it. Remember that over 60 percent of motorcycle accidents are the fault of drivers, not the biker. It is important to understand that an at-fault driver who’s actions injured you is responsible for not only your bike but all other damages that you incur because of the wreck. That means payment of lost wages, medical bills, and more.
If you are involved in an accident, you don’t want to have to take charge when you’re at the action scene. If you are injured, you want to have a plan which includes phone numbers, whom to call in case of an accident; the numbers can be of a friend, fellow biker, family member, and a personal injury attorney. You would want to contact keep this in your pocket or wallet.
The information I’ve talked about today is for you to know in a just-in-case scenario in the event of a motorcycle accident. If you wear a helmet and safety gear, stay alert on the road, and obey all traffic laws, you’re good to go. Unfortunately, no matter how responsible you drive, motorcycle accidents do happen. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, please give me a call or text me at Mike Lombardi Personal Injury Attorneys, so we can discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. We want to help you in any way we can.