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What Type Of Damages Can I Recover In a Motorcycle Accident Case?


Typically, there are three types of damages in a motorcycle case. The first is property damage, which is the damage to your bike, your gear, and anything you were transporting. Those damages are objective and they can easily be calculated and reimbursed. The second type of damages known as special damages and those are the monetary damages, which we can quantify. This includes things such as medical bills, loss of earnings, outside care, and transportation. The third type of damage also known as general damages and those are for things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, inconvenience, scarring or disfigurement, anxiety, humiliation, and emotional distress.

What Do You Look For In A Viable Motorcycle Accident Case?

I look for liability to determine if a case is viable. If the biker had any responsibility for the accident, however, that would not necessarily stop me from taking the case.

What If I Am At Partial Fault For The Accident?

If you are at partial fault, your case is not necessarily doomed. In California, we have comparative liability. This means that you can still recover for your injuries and damages but that amount may be reduced by the percentage, which you are deemed to be at fault for the accident.

How Long Do I Have To File A Claim If I Was Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?

In California, the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident with bodily injury is two years from the date of the accident, unless you are a minor. Then, the statute of limitations is two years from your 18th birthday. For property damage, the limit is three years. If your claim is against a government entity, you have to get a claim filed with the proper governmental entity that bears responsibility for the accident within six months of the accident. Other very technical rules and dates apply to governmental claims that an injury must be aware off.

For more information on Damages in Motorcycle Accidents in CA, a free initial consultation with Sherman Oaks, CA auto/motorcycle accidents attorney is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (818) 805-2552 today.

 

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