Different types of damages can happen in a motorcycle accident. In this accident, you are more likely to suffer life-changing injuries. But the amount of damages that can be sought in a motorcycle accident case varies from state to state. This will also depend on the severity of motorcycle injuries.
“General Damages” or non-economic damages compensate victims for non-monetary losses related to the motorcycle accident. Medical bills are one. Medical treatment following a motorcycle accident can be very costly. Unfortunately, medical insurance does not always cover all of the medical and rehabilitation expenses. However, with effective legal representation, a motorcycle accident victim has a better opportunity to obtain the maximum possible compensation available. You can always seek a motorcycle accident attorney who can evaluate the case to determine the best action to take.
Many serious motorcycle accidents can leave the victim temporarily unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job. Here comes what we call “Loss of Wages”. Some accidents can cause a person to permanently stop working. As a result, victims may be left with no steady source of income. In such accident cases involving wrongful death, a family may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of the victim’s future earnings.
“Property damage” is another thing. If the motorcycle can be repaired, the victim may be entitled to compensation for repair costs as well as the cost of an interim rental vehicle. In the event the motorcycle is wrecked beyond repair, victims may be able to recover the cost of their motorcycle.
Next is one of the most difficult damage, “Pain and suffering”. Compensation for pain and suffering in a motorcycle accident case addresses those damages beyond the basic recovery of medical expenses, lost wages, and repair or replacement costs to the motorcycle.
To end the general damages is the “concerning punishment damages” or punitive damages. In circumstances involving extreme negligence or malicious actions, punitive damages may be assessed against the other motorist causing the motorcycle accident.
Another type of damages are called “Special damages”, also known as “economic damages”, these are those that financially compensate a victim for out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the accident. One example of it would be “past and future medical expenses”. Another is “Motorcycle repair or replacement expenses”. Next in line is your” Lost wages and loss of earning capacity” if your injuries prevent you from working. And lastly would be the “Loss of irreplaceable or priceless items”. These special damages will be assessed by the asperity of the accident.
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