October 25, 2013
The Extent of Your Injuries Determines the Amount of Damages Awarded for Motorcycle Injury Cases
The amount of damages you are entitled to seek by filing a motorcycle injury case using a personal injury lawyer depends upon the extent of your injuries. It is important to remember, you cannot file a personal injury case to have your motorcycle repaired, or to cover any losses to the bike not covered by yours or the other party’s vehicle insurance. However, you are able to seek reimbursement for medical expenses, lost wages from work, and pain and suffering. Further, if the accident has drastically affected your quality of life, such as leaving you partially paralyzed or disabled, you may be entitled to a larger monetary amount. Additionally, in order to have grounds for a personal injury case, the other party has to been at least partially at fault. If the accident was entirely your fault, you do not have grounds for filing a case.
It should be noted, the maximum amount you are able to seek in a motorcycle injury case is often directly related to the maximum amounts provided under the other party’s insurance policy. If the other party does not have any substantial assets, there is no reason to seek additional damages. However, if they do have assets, your attorney could include them in your lawsuit. The reason they do this is when you are entitled to more compensation than the insurance company is able to pay. If the person who caused your injuries was operating a company-owned vehicle, your attorney may also recommend including their employer, the company’s owners, and the company’s insurance company in your law suit.