If you or a loved one have suffered significant injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering what damages you can collect for a motorcycle accident. If you can prove the other driver is at fault for the accident, you could recover various types of financial compensation, including but not limited to:
- Medical expenses and future medical costs
- Lost income and future lost income
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Property damage
- Transportation costs
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
Suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident can change your entire life and that of your loved one. Injuries in motorcycle accidents can also bring financial hardship as they can require lengthy and costly medical treatments and rehabilitation therapies. Depending on your case and the severity or permanence of your injuries, you might be able to also receive other types of compensation.
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Motorcyclists are less protected than motorists who are in enclosed vehicles. Therefore, when a motorcyclist experiences an accident, for example, with a collision with a car or a truck, they usually suffer more serious injuries than vehicle occupants.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), 5,172 motorcyclists died in accidents in 2017 alone. The III also states that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than passenger vehicle occupants.
Protect Your Rights
After an accident, especially if another driver’s recklessness or negligence is responsible for the crash, you can take some important steps to protect your rights.
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Consult with Your doctor
If you have not yet seen a doctor, you should get a medical evaluation as soon as possible after an accident. Consider that some injuries may not be immediately apparent. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a serious head injury that, in some cases, may go undetected for days and even weeks. Something you might consider harmless, such as a persistent headache, could be the sign of a serious condition.
Also, consider your legal rights. If you wait too long before seeing a doctor and later decide to take legal action against a negligent driver, it can be tough to prove that your injuries stem from the accident. Seeing a doctor right away can provide you with the necessary evidence detailing injuries from the accident.
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Speak to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you understand whether you have a claim and what damages you could collect for a motorcycle accident. They can also help you file a lawsuit if you decide to take legal action, and they can build your case and represent you in court.
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If someone else caused your motorcycle accident and injuries, they should make you whole again and pay for your damages. However, motorcycle accidents can be challenging to prove without knowing the applicable laws and regulations. We can take care of the legal aspects while you are free to concentrate on getting better.
Find out today whether you could pursue compensation. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now for a free consultation with one of our team members at 1-800-747-3733.