Damages In A Motorcycle Accident Claim
Did a driver turn left in front of your motorcycle causing a serious accident? Are you still out of work because of the injuries you sustained in the motorcycle accident? Is the insurance company for the other driver claiming you are partially at fault for your injuries? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you need to retain legal counsel immediately to deal with the insurance adjusters, red tape, hospitals, police, and other parties associated with your motorcycle accident claim so that you can continue to recover from your injuries.
At The Levinson Law Group (motorcycle accident lawyer), we want to make our community safer by fighting back against reckless drivers who cause harm to other drivers due to negligence. Our top priority is providing you with the support, guidance, and protection you need as you heal from your physical and emotional injuries. Gordon R. Levinson, a former insurance company lawyer, is now on your side to fight for your right to receive a fair and just settlement in your motorcycle accident claim.
We also believe every person has the right to receive the best legal counsel available; therefore, we accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs. For your free consultation, call (760) 642-5475 today.
What Damages Can I Seek in a Motorcycle Accident Claim?
Because of the size and the type of vehicles involved in a motorcycle accident claim, the value of a motorcycle accident claim tends to be much higher compared to most other accident claims. A motorcycle does not provide the same level of protection to the rider as a car does to its driver; therefore, motorcyclists are at a higher risk for traumatic and life-threatening injuries during an accidents, especially when the accident involves a larger vehicle such as a truck, SUV, or commercial vehicle. This results in higher medical costs and longer periods out of work.
Therefore, the damages in a motorcycle accident claim can quickly increase into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Regardless of the amount of damages involved in a motorcycle accident claim, the most common types of damages are the same as those you will find in any other vehicle accident.
- Past and Future Medical Expenses – The other driver is responsible for the payment of your medical expenses from the accident, as well as, your future medical expenses for ongoing or permanent medical conditions.
- Past and Future Lost Wages – You have the right to be reimbursed for any lost wages since the date of the accident until you are able to return to work.
- Lost Earning Capacity – If you are unable to return to work or earn the same amount you did prior to the accident due to your injuries, you have the right to receive compensation for your diminished earning capacity.
- Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering – In addition to financial reimbursement for your damages, you have the right to receive compensation for your pain and suffering.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, your injuries, and your life, you may be entitled to receive additional types of damages. I encourage you to contact my office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident claim in detail.