Every so often, we get asked: “I was involved in a motorcycle accident while riding my motorcycle for work and got injured. Worker’s Compensation is taking care of my medical bills. Do I need an attorney?” The answer is “If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you probably do.” Motorcycle accidents tend to result in more serious injuries than a similar car accident would. These more serious injuries result in higher medical bills, more lost wages and higher levels of pain and suffering.
Generally speaking, Worker’s Comp will only cover your medical bills. You may also be able to collect some disability but there will likely be a shortfall compared to your usual earnings. This is where an attorney comes in.
We can recover for your medical bills (subject to reimbursement), lost wages, damage to your motorcycle and your pain and suffering by pursuing a claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver that caused the accident.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident in San Diego or Southern California, whether on the job or not, please feel free to call Walton Law Firm LLP and discuss whether you have a case and need an attorney. We will provide honest and practical answers to your questions.