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3 Types of Damages You Can Claim If You Were Involved in a Motorcycle Accident

Riding a motorcycle is a thrilling and freeing experience. There is nothing but road and wind between the rider and wherever they wish to be. Unfortunately, a motorcycle is also free of many of the protections provided by an automobile. When an accident occurs, it is a rare event when the motorcycle rider walks away unharmed. Most motorcycle accidents include injuries, often severe injuries. When the accident is caused by another driver's negligence or recklessness, they should pay for all damages caused. There are three main types of damages that can be claimed by a person involved in a motorcycle accident.

1.Economic Damages

The first type of damages is referred to as economic damages. These are specific damages that have exact monetary amounts tied to them. These include any costs of repairs for the motorcycle or other personal property that was damaged in the accident. It also includes all medical bills incurred due to the injury from the accident. Other economic damages that can be compensated by the at-fault driver or their insurance company can include lost wages, household expenses, and any continuous care or medical treatments needed due to the accident.

These economic damages can be easily calculated by the bills and paychecks the injured party receives. Unfortunately, there are a lot of biases against motorcycle riders. This can make it difficult for those injured in this type of accident to get fair compensation for all their losses and costs. This makes it important for those injured in a motorcycle accident to get legal assistance in pursuing a claim. Visiting can help provide information about the process of hiring an attorney and how they can help protect the rights of motorcycle riders.

2.Non-economic Damages

Other damages that can be claimed by a person injured in a motorcycle accident include non-economic damages. These damages do not come with an easy and verifiable bill or statement to be processed by the insurance company. This provides the injured party with compensation for the general harm that was suffered. These damages include pain and suffering and mental anguish. They can also provide compensation for physical impairments that may alter a person's life permanently. Decreased quality of life and harm to spousal or family relationships are also damages that should be compensated.

Most injured accident victims are entitled to receive compensation for this harm. However, it can be difficult for the average person to calculate the proper compensation to cover this type of suffering since there are no specific bills with dollar values. An attorney can be beneficial in determining an amount to seek from the at-fault driver and their insurance company. However, there is no exact calculation and often the jury is instructed to use their good sense when determining an amount for things like pain and suffering.

3.Punitive Damages

Punitive damages in a motorcycle accident is a relatively rare type of compensation in most personal injury cases. These damages are usually only awarded when the negligent party knowingly commits a wrongful act that causes the accident. For example, a drunk driver knowingly drove their vehicle with a high risk of causing a serious accident. In these types of cases, punitive damages are awarded as a punishment towards the negligent driver in order to deter others from engaging in such dangerous behavior.

The major portion of motorcycle accident claims is settled outside of court. Insurance companies will often attempt to settle quickly to avoid a costly court proceeding. However, the insurance company will also attempt to keep the settlement amount as low as possible to maximize the profits of their company. If the settlement is accepted, there is no recourse for the injured party to file for more money, even if they find their injuries are worse than originally known or their losses end up being greater. This makes it important for individuals to get the help of an attorney to ensure their rights are protected and they receive fair compensation to cover their costs and losses, as well as other damages.


  1. The victim’s motorcycle would be the primary item under consideration when running the amount of insurance for personal property damage. These would vary depending upon the extent of damages, from totaling the motorcycle to denting it from behind.


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