If you were seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, your own insurance coverage is likely not going to be enough to fully cover the cost of your injuries. When this is the case, you can pursue compensation from the at-fault driver and their insurance company.
Although many bikers understand this, they do not always know what types of damages they can seek in a motorcycle accident lawsuit. At Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., we help crash victims demand maximum compensation for their losses. Here are just a few of the most common types of damages we pursue for our injured clients:
Current and Future Medical Expenses for the Injuries You Sustained in the Accident
Many motorcycle accident victims are most concerned with their current medical expenses after a crash. However, it is just as important to consider the future medical costs you will incur. In many instances, the injuries caused by a bike crash last a lifetime, and you deserve to receive compensation for all of the expenses associated with your accident.
Lost Wages from Time Missed from Work
You will likely have to miss some time from work after a crash on your bike. You may also lose out on bonuses, benefits, and any other monetary rewards you would have received from work. Compensation in a lawsuit can help make up for all of these losses.
Decreased Capacity to Work and Earn a Living
Often injuries caused by a motorcycle crash are so severe, you cannot return to the same line of work afterward. When this is the case, you can receive compensation for the difference between what you would have earned before the crash and what you will earn now.
Out-of-Pocket Expenses Related to the Accident and Injuries
Many people think of the big expenses when calculating the damages from a motorcycle accident. It is just as important to consider the smaller expenses, such as transportation costs from going to and from doctor’s appointments.
Psychological or Emotional Anguish
Accidents are traumatic and shocking, and they often cause victims great physical or emotional anguish. Crash victims may have flashbacks of the accident or experience nightmares. This is a real loss, and you deserve compensation for it.
Pain and Suffering
The injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident are extremely painful and cause victims an immense amount of suffering. Due to the fact that you would not have had to go through this if you had not been in the accident, you can claim compensation for this pain and suffering.
These damages are not meant to compensate accident victims. Instead, they are meant to punish the party that caused the crash for extreme carelessness or recklessness. As such, punitive damages are only awarded in rare cases.
Need Legal Advice? Contact a Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Attorney Now
After a serious motorcycle accident, you should not try to handle a personal injury claim on your own. At Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A., our Gainesville motorcycle accident attorneys can accurately evaluate your claim and pursue the full compensation you deserve.
Contact us now to schedule your free consultation.
In 1980, Jack J. Fine founded the law firm now known as Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, P.A. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, we are a well-respected personal injury law firm providing individualized service to people and families across Gainesville who have been harmed due to the negligence of others.