Hurt in a motorcycle accident?
The trouble with motorcycle riders is that they don’t necessarily have a reputation for defensive driving. That stigma carries itself into the courtroom and those that file accident claims against insurance companies often find they have an uphill battle attempting to prove that they did not violate any traffic laws and were not responsible for the accident.
Nonetheless, a court of law is a place where facts and evidence are presented and these are weighted heavier than people’s predispositions or prejudices concerning bikers. In this article, we’ll take a look at the pertinent Indiana laws governing traffic accidents as they apply to motorcycles.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
There are three ways that an Indiana motorcycle can proceed following an accident.
- File a claim with your own insurance company. Your insurance company will in turn file a subrogation claim against the at-fault party’s insurance.
- File a third party claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance.
- Hire a personal injury attorney, preferably one who specializes in motorcycle accidents.
The first and second options are wise choices when you are in a minor fender bender and don’t have extensive injuries. For those who are seriously injured, there is a great deal at stake. Your best course of action, in that case, is to contact a motorcycle accident attorney who can manage your claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance.