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Types of damages available following a motorcycle accident

On Behalf of | May 15, 2024 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries and financial burdens. To help with this, there are different types of damages that you can seek.

Knowing what damages are available can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Medical expenses

Medical expenses cover the cost of treatment after the accident. This includes hospital bills, doctor visits, surgeries and medication. Your expenses also cover the cost of physical therapy or long-term care if you need it.

Lost wages

If you cannot work because of your injuries, you can seek compensation for lost wages. This includes the income you would have earned during the time you could not work. If your injuries affect your ability to work in the future, you can also seek damages for loss of earning capacity.

Pain and suffering

Pain and suffering damages compensate you for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident. This can include ongoing pain, depression, anxiety and any loss of enjoyment of life. These damages are more subjective and can vary based on the severity of your injuries.

Property damage

Property damage includes the cost to repair or replace your motorcycle and any other personal property involved in the accident. This can also cover towing fees and rental costs if you need a temporary replacement vehicle.

Punitive damages

In some cases, you may seek punitive damages. These aim to punish the responsible party if they acted with extreme negligence or with deliberate intent. Punitive damages are not available in every case but can be significant when awarded.

With an understanding of these, you will be able to make informed decisions when pursuing a claim after your accident.