Motorcycle Accident FAQ

Date: February 3, 2012
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If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you might be confused about how to proceed. Review the following frequently asked questions about motorcycle accident lawsuits to learn more about how to protect your rights.mc

What kind of lawsuit can I file after a motorcycle accident?

The type of lawsuit that can be filed after a motorcycle accident depends on the nature of the accident, and the extent of your losses and injuries. If you are injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. If your loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

Each state has its own statute of limitations for filing a motorcycle accident claim. This time period during which you can file a lawsuit might vary from as little as one year in some states to several years in other states. If you miss the deadline to file a claim, you will lose any chance of receiving compensation for injuries or losses resulting from a motorcycle accident. So, it is imperative that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Do I need a lawyer?

While it is possible to file a claim without a lawyer, the process can be time consuming and confusing. Motorcycle accident laws can be complex, and an attorney can help you understand that laws that apply to your claim, determine the best course of action to pursue, and ensure your rights are protected.

How much compensation will I receive?

Compensation in a motorcycle accident claim depends on the nature and severity of injury and/or property damage sustained as a result of the accident. Typically, most claims seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other damages.

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