Compensation You Could Seek
Motorcycling can be a fun and exciting way to get around. The motorcycle presents safety issues that are different from a vehicle, however, as motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to notice on the road. Motorcyclists and car drivers alike must remain aware of their surroundings to avoid a collision. When a crash involving a motorcycle does occur, the results can become serious very easily.
Motorcycle drivers are often at a much higher risk of fatality in the event of a crash compared to other vehicle drivers. The motorcyclist does not have the protection of a vehicle around them, among other factors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcycle crashes are 27 times more likely to end in fatality.
A lawyer from our team serving Uniondale can walk you through the claims process and outline what a lawsuit could do for your case.
A personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle crash can allow the victim to recover some of the more intangible costs they have incurred. If you were the victim in your collision, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, and you could seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that have an easily-determined dollar value. Non-economic damages are not as easy to put a price on, but they still greatly affect your life.
Some of these losses you could pursue through a lawsuit include:
- Medical bills for visits to your doctor, specialist, physical therapists, and other health professionals
- Expenses for medical equipment and medications
- Hospital bills including emergency room visits and hospital stays
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and inconvenience
- Loss of consortium, which is meant to compensate for the loss of some aspects of your relationships
This is just an example of some of the losses you can recover with a lawsuit. A lawyer from our team can help you determine the right amount to pursue and what losses can be included in a lawsuit.