To recover financially from a motorcycle accident, you must be able to prove that you were injured, that another motorist is responsible for those injuries and there is access to financial recovery through insurance or personal assets.
Most damages in motorcycle accidents come in the form of compensatory damages, which are meant to compensate you for your injuries and losses. This could include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, and more general damages such as pain and suffering.
All drivers in Wisconsin are required by law to carry minimum amounts of liability insurance coverage. If you are a in motorcycle accident caused by a car or truck driver, you should be able to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If the driver at-fault doesn't have insurance, you may have other options like filing a claim with your own insurer. For instance, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage may be available to you.
There is a statute of limitations in Wisconsin for motorcycle accident personal injury claims. You should contact a Wisconsin personal injury attorney as soon as possible to preserve your legal rights. If you are the victim of a Wisconsin motorcycle accident, contact our office today to speak with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney.