Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Receiving Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextPicture this. It is a beautiful day in Seattle. You are out enjoying the weather on your motorcycle when suddenly, another drive crashes into you, injuring you. What should have been a peaceful and enjoyable day suddenly turns into an expensive endeavor when you factor in the costs associated with your injuries. Costs after an accident can pile up: Insurance, healthcare, and property damage are just a few of the expenses you might encounter. Expenses piling up can lead to you feeling helpless and unsure of where to turn. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you following a motorcycle accident. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages from the party responsible.

Categories of Damages

Not every expense is compensable following an accident. The court will consider all of the evidence from both sides in determining what, if any, damage amount is appropriate. Generally, there are three major types of damages that the courts will consider.

Medical Expenses

One of the first types of expenses you might think about are medical bills. No one wants to be injured and not everyone can afford to pay for these added expenses. Following a motorcycle accident, both the medical expenses incurred immediately following the accident and future costs of long term rehabilitative therapy and ongoing treatment can be included compensation. Immediate expenses refers to the costs associated with seeking medical attention and treatment following the accident. Future expenses can be treatments that a doctor determines will be necessary into the future because of the injury caused by the accident.

Property Damage

The second type of expense you might face after a motorcycle accident is repairs to your motorcycle and any other physical property. Depending on the severity of the damages, you may be compensated for the cost to repair the motorcycle or the motorcycle could be deemed a total loss. If the motorcycle is deemed a total loss, you may be compensated for the total value of the motorcycle so it can be replaced.

Lost Wages

Another common expense in personal injury cases is lost wages. Depending on the severity of an injury, the injured party may be unable to return to work for wuite some time, thus losing a significant amount of wages. Additionally, if the accident causes the injured party permanent disability, and results in him or her having to take on a lower-earning position at work, the difference in salary may be awarded in a personal injury suit. Missing work for doctors appointments, therapy treatments, or anything else related to the accident can be reflected in damages awarded.

An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney can help

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury attorneys at Pivotal Law Group are here to help you. We know that recovering from an injury can be extremely difficult and place an unexpected financial burden on you and your family. Let us review your case and get you the best compensation award possible. Contact us today for a consultation.

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