A whopping 88 percent of motorcyclists involved in crashes incur injuries, with many of them serious or life-threatening. Though no biker sets off on a ride thinking he or she is going to crash, we all know that accidents happen every day. Are you prepared if a crash occurs? Few people are – and fewer still understand how to protect their rights under the law. That is why we recommend contacting an Idaho motorcycle lawyer after a motorcycle crash. With 27 years of experience representing injured bikers, the team at Kass & Moses is prepared to handle your case efficiently and effectively.
Do not assume that your insurance company is looking out for your wellbeing. After all, they are just like any other business – looking out for their bottom line. They profit by paying out settlements that are as small as possible. This means that, in the event of a motorcycle crash, you may struggle to get your medical bills paid. And, like many other injured bikers, you likely have lost wages and pain and suffering that should be considered, as well. Face it: when it comes to motorcycle accident claims, the insurance company will take advantage of you if they can.
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Some bikers feel they do not have a claim for damages because they are partly at fault. That is simply not the case. In a proportional comparative fault state like Idaho, you can pursue your claim as long as you are deemed less than 50 percent at fault for the crash. Although the law may seem complicated, it is written to protect the rights of bikers and others on the road, even if they are partly to blame. These complexities of the law are not well-known, and are one of the many reasons that bikers injured in an Idaho motorcycle accident benefit from quality legal representation.
Be sure to keep records of the events that occur after your motorcycle crash. You will likely be given a police report and will exchange insurance information with anyone else involved. Make sure you pursue medical treatment, even if your injuries seem minor. Many people are surprised how much more significant their pain is in the hours, days, and even weeks following a crash. Remember that it is never too soon to contact an Idaho motorcycle attorney after your wreck, but it may be too late. The statute of limitations only gives you a limited amount of time to file your claim, so contact us today to get the ball rolling in your case. Call 1-800-MOTORCYCLE right away to learn more.
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Idaho Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Idaho’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- Helmets are required for motorcycle operators or passengers under 18 years of age.
- Passengers should sit on a passenger seat behind the operator or in a sidecar. Passengers must be able to reach footrests.
- Although there is no minimum age for motorcycle passengers, do exercise good judgment.
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