What damages can victims recover after a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents are no laughing matter. Victims of motorcycle accidents typically face significant injuries. Motorcyclists sustain life-altering accidents as they have little to no outside protection on the road. The primary cause of motorcycle accidents is driver error and negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another motorist’s negligence, contact a skilled Washington, D.C. Motorcycle Accident Lawyer who can help you recover just compensation for your damages.¬†

What injuries could victims sustain from this type of collision?

Victims of motorcycle accidents typically do not walk away unharmed. Whether they suffer minor to severe injuries, motorcyclists involved in an accident should seek immediate medical attention. Certain injuries may not be visible and some may have delayed effects. Medical professionals need to properly assess and treat your injuries. Injuries that are common from this type of traffic collision include:

  • Traumatic head and brain injuries
  • Organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Burns and lacerations
  • Road rash
  • Broken ribs
  • Whiplash
  • Disfigurement
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful death

Victims involved in this type of collision typically suffer catastrophic upper and lower extremity injuries that negatively alter their life. Motorcycle accidents are some of the worst types of traffic collisions individuals can be involved in as they usually result in fatality.

Can I recover damages for my injuries?

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to be financially compensated for damages. Victims can recover economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are easily quantifiable financial losses. Some common economic damages a victim can recover include past and future medical bills, lost or reduced wages, property damage, lost earning capacity, and any other related calculable financial losses. Non-economic damages on the other hand are harder to put a price value on, as they are subjective. These types of damages may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, or any other emotional trauma a victim may suffer as a result of their injuries. You are entitled to recover reasonable damages for your injuries and our team of exceptional lawyers can help you achieve favorable results.

What medical expenses can be recovered?

As mentioned above, victims can recover past and future medical bills and any other medical expenses they require as a result of their injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Victims can be financially compensated for:

  • Any emergency surgeries
  • Hospitalization
  • Medication
  • Any doctor appointments
  • Ambulance transportation
  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRIs
  • Ultrasounds
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical¬† or occupational therapy
  • Casts for orthopedic injuries
  • Assistive devices (prosthetic limbs)

Victims may be overwhelmed with expensive medical bills they cannot afford. Injured individuals are permitted to file a claim against any negligent parties to recover reasonable damages for their injuries. Motorcycle accidents can cause life-threatening injuries that can negatively change a person’s life. Victims must consult a qualified lawyer who can help them recover fair compensation for their damages.

If you have been injured due to another motorist’s negligence, reach out to one of our dedicated and determined team members who can help you seek the justice you deserve after a motorcycle accident. Our firm is committed to helping victims overcome this difficult obstacle and get back on their feet.