Motorcycles are dangerous vehicles that cause serious traffic collisions to occur. Due to their small size in comparison to other vehicles on the road, they are sometimes hard to see. When they are zooming past your vehicle, you may not see them because they are quickly changing lanes. This is just one of the numerous causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are fairly common as motorcycles themselves are hard to keep balanced and even the tiniest mistake by the driver can be fatal. Life-threatening and life-altering injuries may result because of another driver’s negligence. If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a determined Westchester County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer who can help you get the justice you deserve. You can rely on our firm to assist you in recovering reasonable compensation for your damages.
What types of damages can I recover from a motorcycle accident?
When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may suffer serious injuries that can negatively alter your everyday life. You may not be able to do these things you once loved or are incapable of performing the job you previously had. Whatever the case may be, you deserve to be rightfully compensated for any losses. Victims can get back on their feet by filing a claim against negligent parties. They then have an opportunity to recover economic or non-economic damages which can significantly help their situation after a tragic collision.
Economic damages are easily calculable expenses. Any financial losses suffered because of the collision can be recovered through economic damages. Economic damages may include:
- future and past medical bills
- may include surgeries, ambulance fees, rehabilitation, physical therapy, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, emergency room bills, casts for broken bones, blood tests, prescriptions, and any other related medical expenses
- lost or reduced wages
- lost earning capacity
- household or long-term care services
- childcare (if you no longer have the capacity to care for those you once did regularly)
- property damage
Non-economic damages are not quantifiable. They typically don’t have a price value as they have no financial impact. Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
- loss of consortium
- emotional distress
- mental anguish
- loss of society and companionship
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover economic or non-economic damages.
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may recover fair compensation for any damages. We can represent your interests and help you accomplish favorable results. Our team of trusted and skilled lawyers can help ensure you get back on your feet after being injured in a motorcycle accident.