Updated on: 2/26/2019
Many motorcyclists enjoy riding with their spouse or friend on the back of their bike. But what happens in the unfortunate case of an accident?
If you were injured in a motorcycle collision (or car accident) you may be concerned that you have to file an injury claim against your friend or family member. But it is important to understand that your loved one will not suffer because of this.
If you were injured, your own personal insurance will cover your treatment, even if you weren’t the one driving.
What If I Don't Have Insurance?
If you’re injured as a passenger and you don’t have insurance, you may need to file a motorcycle injury claim to cover your medical expenses. Many people are under the assumption they will have to sue their friend personally and do not do the responsible thing and contact an attorney.
The truth is, you do not file against the operator of the motorcycle, you file your claim against the insurance company that provides insurance coverage to your friend or family member. If you are concerned this will cause their insurance premium to go up, know that the premium would likely increase anyway because of the accident.
You should contact an attorney immediately that can help you understand the legal process. If you were injured and need to continue to receive medical care, you are going to put yourself in a tight financial situation if you do not do something about it immediately. Medical bills add up quickly and you can avoid a lot of hassle if you get all of the necessary information up front about your legal options. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in the state that you were injured in.
If you were injured in Washington State, contact award-winning motorcycle accident attorney Chris Davis. Mr. Davis has nearly 20 years of experience in working with his clients in motorcycle accident claims. Call Davis Law Group at (206) 727-4000 and schedule your free, no obligation consultation today.