Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to enjoy the freedom of the open roads. However, it is a reality that riding a motorcycle can leave you particularly vulnerable to suffering major injuries or damages as a result of an accident with another car. Sadly, there are many people that are not particularly informed about what they should expect following one of these accidents, which can cause the to put their faith in some of the more common myths about motorcycle accidents.
Myth: Failing To Wear A Helmet Will Prevent You From Recovering Damages
There is a common concern among some of those that have been involved in a motorcycle accident that they will be unable to recover damages from the incident if they were not wearing a helmet. However, you should be aware that it is still possible for individuals that were not wearing helmets to pursue damages. This comes from the fact that wearing the helmet would not have prevented the negligence of the other driver. While it is true that you will still be able to recover damages, you should be aware that the courts may somewhat limit what you can recover for head injuries, but you will still be able to pursue full compensation for any other injuries or losses.
Myth: Your Attorney Will Always File The Lawsuit Soon After Contacting Them
There is another common belief among some people that their attorney will file a lawsuit almost immediately after being contacted. However, this can be far from the reality as it is common for attorneys to want to negotiate with the other side before filing a lawsuit as this can help to reduce the costs of resolving the matter. Also, it can be common for attorneys to want their clients to wait until they have fully recovered before filing the formal lawsuit. This is because it is necessary to know the full costs of your damages, and this can only be known after you have finished receiving treatment for your injuries.
If you have had the unfortunate experience of being involved in an auto accident, it is important for you to understand your rights and what to expect when pursuing justice following this incident. For those that are now partially informed or experienced with motorcycle accidents, knowing that failure to wear a helmet will not stop your ability to collect damages and that your attorney will likely wait some time before filing the lawsuit will help you be better informed during this process.
For more information, contact professionals like Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC.