If you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident there are some issues that need to be resolved before being able to clearly make a sound decision regarding filing a claim for damages.
Things To Consider Filing a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit**
Here are some things to consider:
Clarifying Cause – one of the first issues you will need to clarify is just how the accident occurred. Was it a one-vehicle accident in which the driver simply lost control of the motorcycle? In this case, it is likely that there would be no viable legal action. The one instance in which this would require legal action is if this motorcycle accident occurred due to a defect in the bike that could not have been discovered by the driver before the crash.
Or was this a two-vehicle accident? If the crash was caused by another vehicle or driver and occurred because of negligent or problematic conduct such as speeding, the presence of alcohol, or the failure to yield to the right-of-way, then you might want to consider taking legal action. You would need to weigh various other factors here, not just fault.
Clarifying Damages – For a legal action to be considered valid there will need to be some for the damage that has occurred.
Potential Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
Below is a list of potential damages you might list if you are considering taking legal action as a result of injuries obtained during a motorcycle accident:
- Any and all motorcycle repairs and/or replacement
- Any and all medical bills that are received as a result of the accident
- Any and all physical rehabilitation costs that are incurred as a result of the accident
- Lost income stemming from time spent recovering from the accident
- Pain and suffering
These are all considered valid damages that would serve as a basis for filing a lawsuit, and could all be rightfully pursued and recovered in a civil law setting.
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