Motorcycle enthusiasts always seek the thrill and the excitement of the open road. However, even the slightest of mistakes could be fatal for the motorcyclist.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year there are thousands of motorcycle accidents all over the US, with the fatality rate being over 40 percent. If you are a passionate motorcyclist who was involved in a motorcycle accident lately, you may still be able to recover some of the damages. To do so, simply speak with our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Kansas City and ask for a free consultation.
Here are all the damages that you can pursue in a motorcycle accident case.
Based on the type of accident and how much damage was done to your motorcycle, you could be eligible to seek compensation for your motorcycle repair. However, while you wait, you should go and have your motorcycle repaired using your own money or your insurance (in case you use the insurance, your insurer will later take that money back from the compensation). Keep in mind that you may wait up to 18 months for the compensation to arrive (if your claim is successful), so do not rush to spend the money that you still do not have.
After suffering one injury, your best and safest option is to visit the nearest hospital. You should do it for the following reasons:
- A medical professional will take care of your injuries and help you receive proper treatment and medication
- A doctor will write a medical report, which your attorney can use as evidence to prove that you suffered injuries from that particular accident
- You will prevent many conditions from developing and potentially save your life in the process
It is essential that you go straight to the hospital. Most people think that they are fine, and if they have no visible injuries, they choose not to go to the hospital. Do not make that mistake. Always go to the hospital, and get checked by a medical professional.
If you missed work as a result of your injuries, you should be able to seek compensation for your:
- Lost income
- Loss of earning potential (missing a promotion or a raise due to the injury)
However, keep in mind that you will never be able to obtain 100 percent of your lost income. In most cases, you can get up to 66 percent (two thirds) of the maximum amount of your lost wages. To find out more about it, you should call our Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Attorneys today, schedule your free initial consultation and receive much needed legal guidance and evaluation.
Other types of damages that you can recover from the motorcycle accident involve:
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket expenses
These are more difficult to calculate (especially pain and suffering) and will require legal representation. Be sure to hire an attorney ahead of time, or at least have one on speed dial.