Palm City Motorcycle Accident
Anyone who has ever been in a motorcycle accident knows the resulting damages can add up quickly. Even with adequate health insurance, injured riders and passengers can expect to incur lost income and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Fortunately, you may not have to cover these losses out of pocket. If you intend to file a personal injury claim, though, it is important that you take certain steps immediately to give your case the best possible chance of success.
One of these steps is to seek legal advice from a seasoned motorcycle accident attorney.
The lawyers at Donaldson & Weston can assess your case for free, and if you decide to hire us, you won’t have to pay anything upfront. And if we don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay any attorneys’ fees. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading motorcycle accident attorneys in Palm City.How to Prove Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are objectively calculable losses such as medical costs, lost wages, and property repairs. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment in life.
Below are a few examples of evidence your motorcycle accident lawyer might use to prove economic damages:
- Medical records;
- Health insurance invoices;
- Hospital bills;
- Prescriptions and pharmacy receipts;
- Copay receipts;
- Income statements;
- Mechanic quotes detailing property damage;
- Contractor quotes detailing necessary home modifications; and
- Invoices for mobility aids.
Proving non-economic damages is a bit more challenging because these costs are neither objectively verifiable nor tangible; however, depending on the facts of your case, non-monetary losses could make up a significant portion of your potential settlement.
One way you can help your attorney prove non-economic damages is by starting a daily journal in which you describe the ways your injuries are affecting your everyday life. You can also ask loved ones to write entries detailing how the accident has affected them. Statements from those who serve as your caregiver can be especially helpful.
Other kinds of evidence your lawyer might use to prove non-economic damages include:
- Medical records;
- Photographs of any visible wounds;
- Statements from medical experts explaining your prognosis;
- Statements from therapists explaining how recovery is affecting your mental health; and
- Records of hobbies, passions, and pastimes that you can no longer enjoy because of the injuries.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, turn to Donaldson & Weston. We have assisted hundreds of clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 772-266-5555 today or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a seasoned personal injury lawyer. We provide compassionate and aggressive representation to clients in Palm City and surrounding communities.