You can’t predict a motorcycle accident. It can happen anytime you’re out enjoying a ride. Unfortunately, it can also leave you with very steep medical bills and a long road to recovery. So what can you expect when you seek compensation from the at-fault driver or their insurance?
Potential Compensation After a Motorcycle Crash
The value of your case depends on many different factors. Those factors include the details surrounding your accident, what damages you sustained, and whether you hire an attorney.
Damages are awarded on a case-by-case basis. Our lawyers can only determine what your motorcycle accident injury claim might be worth after hearing about your specific situation.
That said, most successful motor vehicle cases include compensation for the following losses:
- Past and future medical treatment: Motorcycle riders often suffer serious injuries when they’re involved in an accident. Their vehicles don’t offer much protection from negligent drivers. Fortunately, you may be able to recover your past and future medical costs.
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity: A serious injury can put you out of work unexpectedly. You might not be able to return to your old job for a long time. In some tragic cases, you may never be able to work again. You deserve to be compensated.
- Damage to your motorcycle or gear: Motorcycles can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Generally, the gear needed to ride doesn’t come cheap either. It’s common to seek compensation for your property that was damaged or destroyed in an accident.
- Pain and suffering: Motorcycle crashes can also have hidden consequences. You may find that your emotional well-being or enjoyment of life has declined since your accident.
Colorado also allows for an extra category of damages called punitive damages. These are used to punish the defendant for behaving in a willful manner without considering the safety of others. Keep in mind that the total value of these damages cannot exceed your actual damages.
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Call 303-993-8685 today to request a free case evaluation with our motorcycle accident injury attorneys. Jeffress Law proudly serves clients from Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and the surrounding Colorado areas.