Motorcycle deer accidents are surprisingly common. In 2012, it’s estimated there were more than one million collisions with these animals on America’s roads. These crashes may lead to serious injuries that can cost a small fortune to treat. Wondering whether you can claim for a deer motorcycle crash? In this article, the contributors at Bikers Have Rights discuss what to do after this type of collision.
If you or anyone you know was involved in a motorcycle crash, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer. Brad Tabakin is a motorcycle accident attorney who has spent his career fighting for and defending biker’s rights. Call 877-333-0300 to discuss your case with Brad.
Does My Motorcycle Insurance Policy Cover a Deer & Motorcycle Accident?
It depends. Deer and motorcycle accidents are, for the most part, only covered by optional motorcycle insurance policy features.
If your bike is damaged in a crash involving an animal, the repair costs can be claimed against your comprehensive coverage but not your collision coverage (unless you swerved to prevent the collision and hit another object or vehicle). Comprehensive coverage will reimburse you for damage resulting from so-called “acts of God” such as hailstorms, flooding, crashes involving wild animals, etc.
Medical costs for treating injuries you sustained in the crash may be covered as part of your personal injury protection (PIP). This no-fault coverage feature is optional in many parts of the country but in states such as New Jersey you are not allowed to purchase PIP as a rider. However, you can choose to include Medpay as part of your policy. Medpay covers injuries you sustain on the road up to a certain amount.
If you were injured in a deer motorcycle collision, it’s in your best interests to speak to a skilled attorney. Filing a claim can be a complicated process and a lawyer may help you avoid missteps along the way. He or she can also help you fight for fair compensation.
Speak to a Deer & Motorcycle Accident Attorney
A wild animal can upend your life in an instant, leaving you to foot the bill of your medical treatments and repairs. If you need someone to help you with your deer motorcycle accident claim, turn to Brad Tabakin. Brad is a personal injury lawyer who has helped secure multiple six- and seven-figure settlements for his clients. Contact us today at 877-333-0300 to find out more, and don’t forget to visit and join our Facebook page for more info on the Bikers Have Rights community.