By nature, a Los Angeles motorcycle accident results in greater injuries than those incurred from a car accident. Automobiles offer “an armor” of protection to occupants, but a motorcyclist has nothing more than a motorcycle helmet and riding gear as a defense.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in California, you could be entitled to compensatory damages. These damages may include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost income and decreased earning capacity. This compensation is supposed to restore you to the same financial position you were before the motorcycle accident.
You could also be entitled to general damages for your motorcycle injuries. These damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, anxiety and so on. This type compensation is meant to cover human loss versus out of pocket expenses that are covered by compensatory damages.
Punitive damages are sometimes available in motorcycle collision cases. Usually punitive damages are awarded in special cases, for example, when an act was intentional.
For more information, contact an experienced Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer at Steinberg at (800) 350-8888. We will be able to explain your legal rights as an injured motorcycle accident victim.