A motorcycle accident can significantly affect a victim’s life and daily routine. The accident cannot only damage the motorcycle, it can also lead to serious bodily injuries requiring medical treatment, and time off from work. A victim may wonder about the amount of money he/she might receive through a settlement. The value of a motorcycle accident claim depends on a variety of factors, such as the individual circumstances and the motorcycle accident laws in each state. Generally, the victim of a motorcycle accident can claim compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
Type of Motorcycle Accident Claims
The medical expenses that result from a motorcycle accident can be submitted as part of an insurance claim. It is also applicable for future medical expenses. For instance, if the present injury requires more treatment, such as physical therapy, the victim can submit a documentation to the insurance company indicating the doctor’s referral for future treatment.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident can cause a victim to miss time from work. Many people do not get paid for the period they remain absent from work. If the victim has sick leave, he/she might not miss a pay check, but might still have to use sick day benefits that otherwise would not have been used were it not for the accident. Therefore, to make a claim for lost wages, the victim needs to submit a proof of missed pay checks or documentation that he/she has missed time from work.
An accident can cause serious damage to a motorcycle. It can damage very expensive components and systems. The cost of repairing such damages can be submitted as part of a claim. In addition, if the victim is forced to obtain alternative transportation on a temporary basis, such as a rental vehicle while the motorcycle is being repaired, he/she can seek reimbursement for the expenses.
Pain and Suffering
Damages for pain and suffering can be difficult to calculate. It depends not only on the type of injuries, but also on the nature and extent of any resulting medical treatment. To recover damages for pain and suffering, the victim must provide medical records showing the nature of his/her injuries and medical treatment.
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If you or a loved one is hurt as a result of a motorcycle accident, the Law Office of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., has the experience and dedication to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. We will pursue your case to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, lost earnings, and property damage. Call us at (914) 357-8911 and (718) 619 4215.