A motorcycle accident can be very tragic. Some people walk away lucky and alive and others don’t. If you need to claim for compensation after a motorcycle accident, you should know what you can claim for. Your lawyer will be able to give you good advice and help you with the details. We would like to share the main categories of compensation that you can claim for.
Loss of life – In the unfortunate event that you lose a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, you can claim for loss of life. There are obviously certain terms, but if the accident was caused by negligence or irresponsible driving, you can claim compensation for loss of life.
Loss of income – If you had to stay away from work or lost your job because of a motorcycle accident, you can claim compensation for loss of income. Generally, there are medical expenses and possibly transport expenses, etc. that can pile quite high after an accident. You claim for compensation of this loss.
Serious injury – If you have a serious injury or disability after a motorcycle accident, you can claim for that loss as well. If the accident was someone else’s fault and you were seriously injured, it is your right to claim for compensation for those injuries.
Other costs – If the accident has incapacitated you and you need to pay extra costs to get around in taxis or hire a stay-in nurse, etc. you can also claim compensation for those costs. This is an inconvenience and also links with loss of income as you may not be able to work for some time.
Not all motorcycle accidents are the same and if you’re lucky you can walk away without too much damage. However, if the accident is serious, you should hire a lawyer to handle your claim for compensation in some or all of these areas.