What type of compensation am I entitled to after a motorcycle accident?
If you’re seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, there are certain types of compensation that you can receive. The two basic ones are your medical expenses and your lost wages. When I include medical expenses, I’m talking about expenses for rehabilitation, and expenses related to whether or not – if you’re seriously injured – you need somebody to take care of you. Do you need someone to take care of your home? Mow your lawn? Plow your driveway? Expenses like that can all be part of a lawsuit. We call that loss of services type damages, where you need people to help you do what you used to do before the accident.The other part is the lost wage component. The lost wage component is not only your past wages, but going into the future. If you’re a construction guy and you have a broken leg that prevents you from carrying things, you might be out of luck and have to be retrained and seek different employment, or you may not be employable at all in the future. There could be a significant lost wage component into the future.
The other part of it, of course, is pain and suffering damages. Your pain and suffering damages may be the biggest part of your case, especially if you’re not able to do what you used to do socially, and if you’re not able to do the things that you used to love to do. Say you’re a very active athletic person and you can’t do those things anymore, you may have substantial pain and suffering damages. A lot of times, people that have these pain and suffering damages become depressed and their relationships with their family become strained. There’s a value to that, and you have to make sure that you’re fully compensated for all of those losses.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about receiving motorcycle accident compensation in New York? Contact a Hamburg motorcycle accident lawyer at Chiacchia and Fleming today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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