According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, more than 4,000 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2013. Many others were injured.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, the first thing they must do is seek medical attention. Since they don't have much protection, an accident can cause serious injuries and even death.
Even if you feel good enough to walk away from the accident scene, don't turn down medical assistance.
Once you are stable, take the time to better understand the finer details of the accident. Who caused the accident? Are you in a position to receive compensation for your injuries and other damage?
There are times when an at-fault party does not have enough insurance coverage to pay for serious injuries. In Nevada, for example, drivers only have to carry coverage of $15,000 per claimant. If this isn't enough to cover your medical bills, you need to pursue payment through an underinsured motorist claim via your insurance company. In the event that you don't have this coverage, it is time to consider other sources of compensation, such as property owned by the at-fault party.
Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured and killed in motorcycle accidents. If you are injured in an accident, you may need to seek compensation through your underinsured motorist coverage.
There is a lot to learn about this type of insurance coverage, and our website is full of information. You can visit our "Reno Motorcycle Accident Lawyers" webpage to learn more about the basics and how you could be impacted in the event of an accident. For more information and to schedule a free consultation with Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.C., please call (775) 284-8888.