Damages in Motorcycle Accident Cases By SEO Admin on February 14, 2013

Motorcycle accidents can be especially serious for the motorcyclist. Since motorcycles are so small on the road and motorcyclists are so vulnerable to injury, many auto accidents involving motorcycles wind up being major injury crashes. In a number of cases, these accidents can have lasting repercussions on a motorcyclist's life, and may even result in the death of the motorcyclist.

Given these facts, it's important that you speak with our Melbourne personal injury attorneys should you or a loved one be involved in a serious collision. We will help you obtain damages from the party responsible for the accident. Since the idea of damages is misunderstood by many, we'd like to take this opportunity to look at the basics of the issue so you understand what is at stake.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Reckless driving

  • Speeding

  • Driver error

  • Motorcycle not seen in other vehicle's blind spot

  • Poor weather

  • Poor road conditions

  • Bad vehicle maintenance

No matter the cause, you can rest assured that our Melbourne motorcycle accident attorneys will fight diligently for you in your legal claim.

What are damages?

Damages refer to money that is sought in order to cover losses experienced as a result of a serious injury. There are generally two kinds of damages: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

About Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages refer to damages meant to cover actual losses. This includes:

  • Damage or loss of physical property

  • Medical bills and physical rehabilitation

  • Lost wages due to time off work

  • Reduced future wages due to injury

  • Emotional/physical pain and suffering

When looking into your case, our auto accident lawyers in Central Florida will help determine your actual losses by factoring in all of the costs associated with the accident as well as all of the injuries sustained.

About Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are sought in order to punish the party responsible for the accident to ensure such negligent behavior doesn't occur again in the future. For example, punitive damages may be sought against a trucking company whose negligent business practices led to having overworked drivers on the road and/or using poorly maintenanced vehicles. Both of these situations have been known to cause serious auto accidents.

Damages Following the Death of a Loved One

The death of a loved one is a serious and painful loss, especially when it occurs during a motorcycle accident. In such cases, a wrongful death lawsuit will seek damages for emotional distress as well as the various other losses associated with the passing of your loved one.

Our Legal Team is Here for You

Our skilled team of Central Florida personal injury lawyers understands the legal system inside and out. We will use our experience to ensure that your side of the story is heard. You will receive strong legal counsel each step of the way, which is essential to achieving peace of mind and closure.

Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits

To learn more about auto accident litigation and what our legal team can do for you, be sure to contact our Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa personal injury lawyers today. The entire team looks forward to helping you achieve the best possible legal outcomes based on sound legal advice and expert counsel backed by years of courtroom experience.

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