After a motorcycle accident, you may have a number of health complications. If someone else caused those losses, you may be able to file a claim to recoup your losses with the insurance company or take the negligent person to court. The possible damages of a motorcycle accident are based on the cause of the accident.
The impact and force in a motorcycle accident can create significant medical injuries. This may include losses such as:
- Emergency room visit costs
- Surgical procedure costs
- Doctor and specialist appointments
- Long-term rehabilitation costs
- Future medical needs
- Ambulance services
When filing a claim for motorcycle accident damages, individuals must consider not just their current and previous costs, but also any future medical needs related to a permanent disability. This may include losses such as long-term recovery needs and costs related to future surgeries. These are difficult to estimate without the input of expert witnesses, which is why it is so important to work with a Nebraska motorcycle accident attorney to file your claim.
Lost income because of your injuries is common after a motorcycle accident. This includes time where you were unable to work because of your condition, as well as the value of any benefits or promotion opportunities you missed out on due to your injuries. If you are unable to return to the same position because of a permanent accident-related disability, your damages can include the applicable loss of future earning potential.
Pain and Suffering
Many people will be able to file a pain and suffering claim. It’s not easy to put a dollar amount on the pain and suffering you’ve sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. Yet, you may have both previous pain and future complications to life as a result of your accident. This may include:
- Emotional suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Flashbacks leading to post-traumatic stress disorder
- Pain from the incident including chronic and acute forms
Many people struggle with other losses from a motorcycle accident. When a motorcycle crash in Nebraska occurs, you may be entitled to losses fitting your situation. This may include everything from property losses to added costs for traveling to obtain necessary medical care.
Contact a Nebraska Personal Injury Attorney
If you’re facing the outcome of a motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury attorney who can help. We are here for you. Contact the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO today to schedule a free consultation.