After a car hits you while you are on your motorcycle, you are probably dealing with all sorts of injuries, property damage and more. As such, you might want to sell off what’s left of your motorcycle as quickly as possible to recoup some of your losses. However, if you plan on bringing a lawsuit against the other driver for your damages, it might be a good idea to hold onto it until after the lawsuit concludes.
Even before you get to your lawsuit against the negligent driver, you will first have to deal with your insurance company. They may want you to get a full inspection of the motorcycle from a mechanic in order to determine if it is totaled.
Then, when you are ready to begin your lawsuit to recover the costs of your medical bills, property damage, lost days of work and so forth, having your damaged motorcycle on hand will go a long way in helping you to win your case.
Accident reconstruction experts
In lawsuits, the parties have the option of calling expert witnesses to testify about things that the average person may not know much about. In motor vehicle accident cases, having an accident reconstruction expert to testify can bolster a case considerably.
Accident reconstruction experts are professionals who can perform an in-depth analysis of the wreckage after a car crash to determine the cause of the accident – and thus proving the party responsible for it.
Based on the type of damage on your motorcycle, an expert could determine things such as how fast the vehicles were moving, the angle of impact and other details that are relevant for proving in court that the other driver was responsible for causing your accident.
Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous, and can have long-lasting effects. With luck, you’ll be able to use a lawsuit to recover what you need to get back on the road as soon as possible.