Yes. You may be able to recover damages in a Wisconsin bike accident case if you were hurt by another motorcyclist and not by a driver of a car or truck. Wisconsin personal injury law allows a motorcyclist to recover damages if:
- Another driver breached his or her duty of care by failing to exercise the reasonable care that a reasonable driver would’ve exercised at the time of the crash; and if
- The actions or inactions of the other driver which were found to have violated the duty of care actually caused the motorcyclist’s injuries.
No exceptions are made for motorcyclists who hurt other motorcyclists. Thus, if another motorcyclist was negligent and caused you to suffer a motorcycle accident injury, then you may be entitled to the same damages that you would be entitled to if the other driver had been behind the wheel of a car or truck. Those damages may include compensation for past, present, and future:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost income,
- Out-of-pocket costs, and
- Pain and suffering.
For more information about protecting your rights after a two motorcycle crash, please contact our experienced Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation. We can be reached via this website or at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800. We also encourage you to download a FREE copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, for more information.