When seeking compensation for motorcycle accident injuries via a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Health care expenses
- Wage and income loss
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lasting impairments
Our Legal Team Can Review the Various Types of Damages You Can Claim
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that personal injury claims, including motorcycle accident cases, can list various types of damages that an injured party might have experienced, ranging from medical expenses to their pain and suffering. Our legal team can review your damages and assign values to them to determine how much compensation you can pursue in your case.
The Cost of Your Treatment Plan
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts the annual cost of motorcycle accidents at $24 million in total financial losses. For accident victims, these costs break down into several types of financial expenses and losses. To start calculating your damages, our team can help you define the specific costs of your current and anticipated medical bills, such as costs for:
- Hospital stays
- Emergency room fees
- Assistive medical devices
- Short- or long-term rehabilitation
- In-home domestic or medical care
- Physical and occupational therapy
We may use your medical records to calculate the cost of the medical care you have accumulated to date. We may also request details about your prognosis to assess the cost of medical care you may require after a settlement has been reached to ensure these costs are covered in your lawsuit.
If the cost of future medical care is omitted from your lawsuit, it might mean your case might be undervalued. Keep in mind that you cannot pursue additional compensation once your case gets settled, so be sure to be as accurate as possible with the value of your damages.
Your Wage and Income Losses
In addition to your medical care, you might also be eligible to collect damages for the costs of income you missed due to your injuries, as well as income you expect to lose in the future. To establish the value of these damages, our legal team will request your:
- Direct deposit receipts
- Business records
- Recent tax records
Try to provide your lawyer with financial documents that can prove your income losses right away. You may be entitled to recoup the loss of all income streams, including full-time, part-time, freelance, and business income.
Non-economic damages refer to losses you experienced that do not have financial value. Because they do not include bills and receipts, non-economic damages get calculated differently. Our legal team can help you evaluate your non-economic damages, which might include:
- Physical disabilities
- Physical disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
We can assess how the severity of your injuries impacted your personal, professional, and social life, then assign a financial value to them and include them in your total compensation figure.
Our Attorneys Will Establish Your Right to Collect Damages
Our legal team may also want to focus on how we can prove the driver’s negligence caused your damages so that we can argue why you should be entitled to receive compensation for them. First, we can use your motorcycle accident report. Crash reports can contain relevant information about the accident, such as the at-fault driver’s contact and insurance information.
We can use this information to obtain a copy of the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, which we can then use to glean details about their policy limits. Next, we might also investigate your case to see if we can retrieve additional evidence to establish why you might be entitled to compensation. Evidence might include:
- Photos and videos of the accident
- Witness statements
- Expert witness testimony, such as from accident reconstruction analysts
Our legal team can help you retrieve evidence if you are unable to do so on your own.
Find Out What Damages You Can Collect for a Motorcycle Accident with a Lawyer’s Help
A motorcycle accident might leave you with a plethora of financial damages ranging from medical care to emotional fatigue. The financial aftermath of a motorcycle accident does not have to create financial hardship for you and your family. The personal injury team members at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit to pursue financial damages from the at-fault driver.
Learn more about the potential value of your lawsuit and the process of collecting compensation by contacting our case review team today at (337) 777-7777.