Your financial damages after a motorcycle accident
After a motorcycle accident in California, you may have the ability to claim certain damages in a lawsuit, especially if the other driver caused the crash — perhaps by turning left in front of your bike, for example. It is very important that you know what damages you can claim and when you have a legal right to do so, as this can have serious financial implications.
First of all, you may want to claim compensation for medical bills associated with your injuries. Common injuries include the following:
— Cracked ribs– Road rash– Concussions– Broken bones– Lacerations– Internal bruising– And more
The costs depend on many factors, but they could be very high if you have to stay in the hospital extensively. Even if you have insurance to cover these costs, you need to know your rights, because you may not need to use the insurance money if you claim that the other party is responsible.
However, since California law allows you to claim all damages, your claim could also be for financial issues unrelated to your medical costs. This could include the replacement of your motorcycle, the replacement of your gear — such as a helmet — and things of this nature. If replacement was not needed, you could claim the repair costs. You may also have lost items that you had with you at the time of the accident, such as a mobile phone or a tablet computer.
Do you want to learn more about your rights after a motorcycle accident? If so, we believe that you’ll find our page on accidents very helpful.