What Kinds of Damages Can You Seek after a Motorcycle Accident?
For obvious reasons, motorcycle riders face serious risks every time they get on the road. Even the safest motorcycle riders can be seriously hurt by negligent motorists since motorcycles inherently have less crash protection and safety devices than typical passenger vehicles. Any accident involving a motorcycle can easily result in serious trauma, life-long impairment, serious pain, and damage one’s quality of life.
If you were hurt in an accident, you may be staring down the road of a long recovery, months or years of lost wages, mounting medical bills, and extensive therapy. Pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim may help provide the money you need to focus on your recovery and alleviate many of your financial burdens.
In this article, we take a look at some of the types of damages that might be recoverable in your case:
1. Medical Bills
Though you may have great health insurance, any insurance plan can fall short of covering many of your medical bills, leaving you on the hook for thousands of dollars in healthcare costs. Fortunately, many of the healthcare expenses associated with your treatment might be recoverable, including:
- The initial ER visit
- Ambulance trips
- Lab tests
- Doctor’s visits
- Prescription medication
- Physical therapy
- Hospital stays
- Future medical care
2. Lost Wages
If you were unable to return to work because of your injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation for lost wages or your future inability to work.
3. Replacement Services
Do your injuries prevent you from preparing meals, taking care of your children, or completing household chores? You might have had to hire someone—or ask a family member or friend—to step in and oversee these duties while you are recovering. Such replacement services can become incredibly expensive, putting immense strain on your finances. However, if you are able to prove that these services were necessary, you may receive compensation for these costs.
4. Non-Economic Damages
In Florida, the law recognizes the fact that a serious injury isn’t just financially devastating, but can have an immense impact on your emotional well-being, too. As such, you may be able to recover compensation for intangible losses such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment in life. The spouses of injured parties can also seek compensation for loss of consortium if their partner’s injuries have affected their relationship.
Discuss Your Case with a Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Your financial future could hinge on the success of your case, so it is in your best interests to take all the necessary steps to build the strongest possible claim. At Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC, we can fight tirelessly to help you achieve a favorable outcome.
Our legal team accepts personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, so you won’t have to pay a cent in attorneys’ fees unless we succeed. Call us today at (305) 372-3650 or head over to our contact form HERE to request a free case evaluation with a Florida motorcycle accident attorney.