For motorcycle couriers, life is spent on the road. It’s not unusual to move quickly, in and out of traffic. You have become accustomed to sneaking in and out of alleys and back roads, and have mastered maneuvering around city streets.
And for motorcycle couriers, there is always a danger of being involved in a crash.
Crashes involving motorcycle couriers can be particularly confusing. If the employee is working while on the clock, it is covered by workers compensation insurance. However, there may also be coverage by the driver’s automobile insurance policy as well, if they were at fault. In such cases, it is important to have a motorcycle lawyer working on your side.
Preventing Motorcycle Courier/Delivery Crashes
Motorcycle couriers can prevent accidents by remaining visible and vigilant on the streets.
- Stay visible by using high quality lights and reflectors and wearing a bright helmet and jacket or reflectors on your jacket.
- Adhere to all laws of the road when riding and take extra care at intersections, where crashes are more likely to occur.
- Pay attention to the road ahead of you at all times and watch out for people steering in and out of traffic, pedestrians, and other couriers.
Some motorcycle crashes can be prevented by exercising an abundance of caution, but others will occur even if you are careful.
Motorcycle Delivery Accidents
When motorcycle couriers crash while on the job, the injuries can be devastating. Even though most couriers travel at relatively low speeds, the biker is wearing little to protect his body. In a crash, fractures, head trauma and concussions, and severe road rash are very common. These injuries require medical care, often for an ongoing period of time. This means that medical bills will add up, even with the best insurance.
Also, most motorcycle delivery drivers will have to take some time off work while they heal and go to medical appointments. This can create significant stress, as most of us are just one paycheck away from disaster.
Motorcycle courier cases can be challenging as multiple insurance companies may be liable to provide compensation. If you were working at the time of the crash, you will likely be covered by your employer’s workers compensation policy. However you might also be able to receive compensation through the automobile insurance policy.
This is when it really pays to have an experienced motorcycle lawyer working for you. We navigate the tricky insurance maze and strive to get you the maximum compensation entitled to you under the law.
Accidents occur every day and lives are torn apart in the aftermath. Motorcycle couriers put themselves in the way of danger each day to complete their deliveries. We feel that you should be protected while on the job.
If you or a loved one have been in a motorcycle courier crash, contact our experienced motorcycle courier accident attorneys today. Your initial consultation is free and you only pay us after we have helped you achieve compensation. At Kass & Moses, we have your back!