Who can be held responsible for injuries or death to motorcycle operators and passengers?
Anyone who was at fault in contributing to causing a motorcycle crash can be held responsible. In motorcycle cases involving injury, typically it is the driver of a car or truck that is found to be at fault. If a motorcycle operator is at fault, he can be responsible for the injuries caused to his passenger.
An unidentified car cut me off, and caused my motorcycle to deviate off the road. Do I have a case through my uninsured motorist policy?
Yes. If an unidentified vehicle causes a crash, or if a hit-and-run vehicle causes a crash, you can file a claim under your own uninsured motorist policy for your injuries.
What if I was partially at fault for causing the accident?
If you were at fault to some extent in causing an accident, the amount of money you recover will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you were 20% at fault and your damages were $10,000, you would receive only $8,000.
Will my health insurance coverage or paid sick leave from work limit my recovery for my motorcycle accident?
No. These are separate coverages that you are entitled to receive even though you are filing a liability claim for your injuries against the insurance company or the at-fault motorist.