Some drivers are annoyed by motorcycles because they can get through traffic easier than someone who is in a car or truck. There are even instances when people riding motorcycles down the road are intentionally hit by these annoyed drivers of larger vehicles. It is important to know what to do if someone intentionally hits you while you are riding your motorcycle.
Have a Camera Installed on Your Bike or Helmet
Before you even hit the road, it is best to have a camera installed on your bike or helmet. The camera will record everything that takes place while you are on the open road. If someone does intentionally run into you, it will be caught on film so that you can prove that they were the cause of the accident. If you don't have a camera, the person can make any claim they want; if there is no one else around to substantiate your claims, you could end up not being able to prove who was at fault.
Contact the Police Right Away
Contact the police to come to the scene of the accident right away. Do not make direct contact with the person that caused the crash: if they are willing to hit you with their car while you are on your bike, there is a good chance that they will be willing to do bodily harm to you after the crash takes place.
When the police arrive, let them watch the video that you took. The person who caused the crash can then be charged with whatever charges the officer deems are necessary. The charges could be as minor as improperly changing lanes or as severe as attempted murder, depending on how the officer views the situation.
Hire a Motorcycle Attorney
Before you talk to anyone about the situation, talk to an attorney. You need the attorney to give you advice on how to handle the situation to ensure that justice can be served and that the insurance company of the driver at fault will compensate you for the damage caused. Provide the attorney with all of the information that you have, as well as the video, so that he or she can build a case for you.
Once everything is said and done, you should be compensated for the damage to your bike, any physical damage that was done to you, and any time you had to miss from work. The end goal of the lawsuit is to make you as whole as possible. Contact a reputable attorney for more info.