People who love riding motorcycles find Phoenix, Arizona, an ideal place to both live and visit. The warm temperatures all through the year make this a perfect place to enjoy riding throughout every season.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists involved in accidents often face significant injuries. The lack of protection offered by the bike combined with the bigger size of passenger vehicles and larger trucks means even minor accidents can result in injuries, loss of time from work, and high medical and rehabilitative therapy bills.
Compensation for damages in motorcycle accidents is similar to that of any automobile accident. The total amount of the awarded compensation is based on the individual aspects of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the negligence of the drivers.
Potential Compensation Types
In most cases, injured motorcyclists who are not at fault for the accident are compensated for their medical bills. This can include future treatment and care required as well as current bills.
Loss of earning compensation is possible if the accident prevents the individual from returning to his or her job for a short period or as a permanent disability. Property damaging, including for the repair or replacement of the motorcycle is another consideration.
Mental anguish and pain and suffering are two different types of compensation. Mental anguish specifically addresses issues from the accident that negatively impact the individual’s ability to enjoy life.
Not all motorcycle accidents will involve punitive damages. These are awarded in cases where the other driver acted in a way that was malicious and negligent on an intentional or knowing basis.
To learn more about the compensation possible in any motorcycle accident, call on the team at Snyder & Wenner personal injury attorneys.