If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident where you collided with an animal, or another driver hit you in order to avoid colliding with an animal, you may have suffered serious injuries, including a concussion, broken bones, or back and neck trauma. You may end up requiring hospitalization, physical therapy or chiropractic treatments and thus be unable to work.
If you’ve had a wildlife motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation and financial awards such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Willie Powells has a history of securing favorable settlements for his Houston clients, and he is urgently awaiting your call.
Who is liable when an animal crosses the road?
When an animal suddenly darts out in front of a vehicle or motorcycle, it’s normal to swerve in order to avoid a collision. If the animal is large enough, it’s normal to assume that it can result in significant damage and serious injuries. Swerving can lead to collisions, however, and it may not be clear-cut who is to blame.
The law views crashes with wild animals differently than it does those with domestic animals. If a crash happens as a result of a squirrel, deer, raccoon or bear, the driver who swerved and hit your motorcycle may be held responsible.
How can a lawyer help with a wildlife motorcycle accident?
The FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) reports that there are around 300,000 animal-related collisions per year. It may be possible to determine the animal’s owner, who could be held responsible for the injuries and damage that occurred. If the animal is wild and a vehicle swerved to avoid it and hit you in the process, you may be entitled to compensation from that other driver. A good lawyer can interview witnesses and collect other evidence from the scene, creating a solid case that results in financial awards.
What compensations could I receive after a wildlife motorcycle collision?
- Medical costs, both current and future
- Lost wages if you are unable to work, both current and future
- Property damage
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress