Sitting on the back of a motorcycle can be fun and exciting, but passengers often suffer some of the most serious injuries when accidents occur.
RISKS TO PASSENGERS OF MOTORCYCLES
Injuries we’ve seen at Friedman, Domiano & Smith include:
- broken or lost limbs
- spinal cord injuries
- brain injuries and death.
HOW WE HANDLE PASSENGER-INJURY CLAIMS
When representing clients in motorcycle-passenger injury cases, we begin by writing demand letters to the insurance companies. These companies usually respond with a settlement offer. In the majority of cases, we are able to reach a settlement before going to court. Read about our verdicts and settlements in related cases.
What if you were hurt as a passenger on a friends’s motorcycle?
No one wants to file a lawsuit against a friend, relative or loved one. However, if you were injured, filing a claim is the appropriate thing to do. The purpose of insurance is to cover situations like yours—and there’s a good chance that your friend or loved one would want your medical needs to be covered.
DEALING WITH UNINSURED MOTORISTS
In cases where the accident was caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, our team will pursue a claim against the driver’s uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policy. Our firm advocates UM/UIM coverage for every motorcyclist.