Can Motorcycle Passengers Receive Compensation?


Motorcycles have turned into a common pastime for many across America as there are over 8 million motorcycle units registered as of 2020. So, of course, it’s only right for those motorcyclists to share their thrills of the road with those they love. Sometimes, however, accidents can happen to the most cautious motorists. Thus, it’s only right for passengers to understand their rights when it comes to receiving compensation for their injuries.

First Steps

The first thing you should do after a motorcycle accident is to seek medical assistance immediately. Even if you feel your injuries are minor, it’s still best to see a medical professional as your injuries may worsen. Having a record of your medical injuries will help strengthen your personal injury claim when it comes time to file.

It’s also essential to collect evidence of the accident while waiting on medical responders. This includes pictures, videos, and notes of where and when the accident happened. Once you have a record of your injuries and the accident, it’s time to speak with an attorney on how you can seek compensation.

Seeking Compensation

If a person gets hurt as a passenger on a motorcycle, they have the right to seek compensation for their injuries against the negligent party. Similar to their co-pilot, they have the right to file a personal injury claim to receive damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

If a passenger chooses to submit a personal injury claim, it’s important to know that a person only has two years to file in Kansas. However, in Missouri, a person has five years from discovering the injury to file a personal injury.

Ready to File?

If you sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident recently, it’s advised to contact the DiPasquale Moore team to get started on a free consultation. We are more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your situation and what options are available for your case. When you’re ready give us a call at (816) 888-7500 or submit a consultation request form throughout our website to get in contact with a Motorcycle Injury Attorney soon.


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