Can you receive compensation for a motorcycle accident?
If you have been injured while riding a motorcycle, you can seek compensation. The amount of compensation you may receive is determined by the individual circumstances of your case.
In order to begin evaluating how much your claim may be worth, you must take into consideration the damages and liability.
You can seek compensation for both financial and emotional damages.
Economic damages account for financial losses due to the accident.
- Medical costs & anticipated medical costs
- Lost wages
- Motorcycle damage
Non-economic damages are what you experience emotionally and/or mentally as a result of the accident.
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (harm caused to family relationships due to the accident)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
It can be more difficult to assess the value of non-economic damages because there is no standard monetary cost associated with them.
However, both economic and non-economic damages are extremely important aspects of your claim and you should never feel as though you cannot seek compensation for non-economic damages.
In addition to damages, the claim value is determined by liability. Liability refers to which degree each party is responsible for the accident.
For example, if you were a passenger on a motorcycle and the driver’s reckless speeding led to an accident, the driver has full liability.
However, if the driver was not operating the motorcycle recklessly but an accident still occurred, they may not be found liable for any damages you have suffered.
It is crucial to show proof of liability when possible. If there is doubt about who is responsible for the accident, this will lower the value of your claim.
How to Begin a Personal Injury Claim
Seeking legal assistance is the best way to ensure you get a fair amount of compensation. At Rogan Law, we are experienced in assessing claim value and liability, and can help fight for you to get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with our motorcycle accident lawyer.