Recovering Damages If the At-Fault Driver Suffered a Fatality

Recovering Damages If the At-Fault Driver Suffered a Fatality

Personal Injury Lawyer

In the aftermath of a serious accident in which you suffered a debilitating injury, how do you recover your damages from the driver who hit your motorcycle if they suffered a fatal injury? You may feel guilty even wondering about this. And yet, your medical bills are piling up even as you are unable to return to work during your recovery period. This is not an unheard of scenario, as our motorcycle accident lawyer knows all too well. However, though the at-fault driver may have passed away in the collision, you may still be entitled to recover your damages. Without a settlement, you may not be able to make ends meet. A motorcycle accident lawyer can review your case at no charge and share with you how exactly we can help you through this difficult period.

Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

Many bikers are passionate about riding, and understandably so. However, despite the many reasons for why riding a motorcycle is enjoyable, the downside is that in an accident the rider is largely unprotected. Contrast this with a driver or passenger in a car or truck who is surrounded by metal and airbags. Even if the other driver is hurt or killed, the motorcyclist has likely incurred one or more serious injuries. If this describes your situation, depending on the nature of your injuries, you might have one or more costly surgeries in your future as well as the inability to return to work anytime soon. If you have suffered a partial or full permanent disability due to your accident related injury, this has long term repercussions. Though the other driver may have suffered a fatal injury, you can file a personal injury claim with their insurance carrier. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover your damages without having to even communicate with the insurance carrier, or the family members of the at-fault driver.

Recovering Your Damages

If your motorcycle accident only recently occurred, you may not yet know how long it will take to recover from your injuries. Even your physician may have more questions than answers when it comes to anticipating what medical treatment you will need into the future, and if you will experience any complications. If you were to allow the statute of limitations to expire before filing a personal injury claim, it will be too late to recover your damages, even if you end up needing expensive surgery. A motorcycle accident lawyer is skilled at anticipating a victim’s likely medical costs and other recoverable damages that can be included in a claim. Many accident related costs can be included, more than most people realize. Because such costs add up, it’s important to have a comprehensive understanding of what to include.

Contact an Attorney Today

If you were seriously injured while riding your motorcycle because of the actions of another driver, you may be eligible for substantial compensation from their insurance carrier. Call today to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer Salt Lake City, UT trusts about your case.

 


 

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