What Damages Can I Collect Through a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Lever & Ecker, PLLC October 20, 2022 Personal injury

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you may feel confused or overwhelmed about what you should do in its aftermath. You likely also have a few questions that require answers. What damages can you collect through a motorcycle accident lawsuit? What steps should you take to ensure the best possible recovery? Is a lawyer able to help?

If you have any of these questions, we at Lever & Ecker, PLLC can offer some insight. Our team has more than 65 years of combined experience and a track record of bringing success to our clients, including those involved in motorcycle accidents. If you need more information, please continue reading for our complete breakdown of what to do following your motorcycle accident.

What Damages Can You Collect After a New York Motorcycle Accident?

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in New York that was someone else’s fault, you will likely be able to receive the compensation you are entitled to from the at-fault party. You may be able to collect compensation for your injuries and other damages, including the following:

  • Past, present, and future pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and lost wage-earning potential
  • Lost companionship or consortium
  • Medical expenses, including
    • Ambulance costs
    • Medical care, including in hospitals and emergency rooms
    • Future medical attention, where deemed necessary
    • Physical therapy bills
  • Property damage or loss
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Wrongful death

To obtain the maximum possible recovery for your damages, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can offer insight to determine the types and amount of compensation that should be pursued on your behalf. We recommend speaking with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible, as this may help you build a strong and accurate case in your favor.

Steps to Take After a New York Motorcycle Accident

If you have been involved in a New York motorcycle accident, you may not know what steps to take to ensure the fastest and smoothest recovery. To provide insight, we have a few vital suggestions you should consider following.

Seek Medical Attention

After any personal injury accident, we strongly suggest you seek medical attention. A qualified medical practitioner can assess the situation, provide appropriate treatment options, determine whether you might need further medical attention in the future, and generally aid you in recovery.

Medical attention may also be helpful if you choose to take legal action. Proof of your medical care and treatment following the accident will help demonstrate that your injuries were caused by the accident. Additionally, a doctor’s note and diagnosis may help accurately portray your side of the motorcycle accident.

Avoid Discussing Your Case

We strongly recommend you avoid discussing your case, particularly with representatives of the insurance company for the person who caused your accident. This is because they will attempt to get you to make statements that are harmful to your case. The exceptions to this are to speak freely with medical providers about your injuries, pain, and suffering, and to discuss your case with your lawyer.

We also suggest that you stay off social media. Any photos, comments, or text you post may also be used against you. Even if you have privacy settings turned on or your statements do not seem related to your case, statements and photographs may still be used against you.

Speak With a Lawyer

We strongly recommend speaking with a qualified lawyer to get the maximum possible compensation. Your lawyer can provide several services, including the following:

  • Collect and analyze evidence
  • Communicate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Conduct investigations into your accident
  • Maximize your potential compensation
  • Negotiate with the other side to pursue the compensation you deserve
  • Provide helpful resources or information
  • Commence the lawsuit and be prepared to try your case
  • Refer you to medical and other representatives
  • Strategize regarding the best next steps

If you plan to take legal representation, please avoid representing yourself. Your lawyer is far more likely to accurately and favorably represent you.

Get the Compensation You Deserve With Lever & Ecker, PLLC Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in New York

If you have been in a New York motorcycle accident, we at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, can provide insight and representation. We have more than 65 years of combined experience and a track record of winning our clients the compensation they rightfully deserve. Our team of award-winning New York lawyers is also dedicated to supporting clients through every step of the legal process and is willing to go to trial if necessary.

To discuss the details of your case and get more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact us by calling us at (718) 933-3632 in the Bronx area or (914) 288-9191 anywhere else in New York. You can also complete our contact form at your earliest convenience. We look forward to hearing from you.

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