It’s going to leave a dent that’s for sure.
Ok, well it’s more than just a dent, since your motorcycle, your pride and joy, is now helplessly scattered across the road… and you’re not even sure how your front wheel managed to get punted into that oak tree on the other side of the street.
Then again, that appears to be the least of your worries right now, because your right foot is seriously not supposed to bend like that, and whilst struggling through your concussion to write down your information to give to the other driver, you find out that they’re uninsured.
Unless you have uninsured motorist insurance, you could have some major problems. Here are a few tips of what you can do in the event that you aren’t protected by uninsured drivers on your policy…
Get a Motorcycle Lawyer
There are lawyers in the business that specialize in Motorcycle Injury. It’s also good to have one because chances are if the person that hit you wasn’t insured, they might be the kind of person that will try to cheat you out of your money. Having this type of defense lawyer can be of benefit if the person involved was uninsured. Having a good motorcycle lawyer reduces personal risk.
Get Insured for the Uninsured
You protect yourself by wearing your helmet, bright colors, a sturdy leather jacket and you ride safely – or try your hardest to do so.
By taking out the extra protection against uninsured drivers, in reduces the worry of being hit by one of the 15 percent of motorists that have neglected to buy a liability policy of their own.
Get Back to Normal
Don’t let a crash ruin your life. It will take a while, but eventually you will get back to normal. The most important thing is your health, especially if you were injured. Don’t try to go back to work too quickly and make the injury even worse. It will also be tempting to get your bike put back together, but hold off until you’ve made a full recovery. Don’t forget to replace any items that were damaged in the crash, such as any of your protective clothing and your helmet.
Motorcycle crashes can be scary and life changing, especially if they involve an uninsured driver. However, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world if you follow the steps above.
Scott Huntington is a biker and writer for offthethrottle.com