Everyone knows that motorcycles are less visible than larger vehicles like cars and trucks, but does that mean that an accident should be expected? The truth is that drivers should be looking out for all kinds of vehicles, pedestrians and other hazards on the roads, so hitting you due to "not seeing you" is a poor excuse.
When you're involved in a crash, it's much more likely that you will be hurt. It's also more likely for you to be killed. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, around 26 times the number of motorcyclists will be killed as compared to other kinds of drivers.
Helmets may help you reduce your risk of injury, but the fact is that motorcyclists don't have the same kinds of protection that other kinds of drivers do. There are no airbags and few ways to prevent injuries if a biker is thrown from the vehicle or hit in a head-on collision.
Getting into an accident that wasn't your fault shouldn't mean a life of pain or years of recovering from injuries, but the past has shown that motorcyclists do tend to have more serious injuries than others. How can you fight back after being in a collision with someone who wasn't paying attention or who was driving negligently? By making an insurance claim.
After you go to the hospital, you may have medical bills, lost wages and other financial concerns to take care of. A claim can help you recoup those costs from the person responsible. Our website has more information about how to make a claim, so you can get started.