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What damages are available after a motorcycle accident?

Riding on a motorcycle can be fun, but it is not without risk. Negligent motor vehicle drivers and hazardous road conditions can lead to accidents that cause serious injury and even death. According to the California Highway Patrol, motorcycle riders are overrepresented when it comes to traffic-related deaths.

If you have been involved in an incident, you should know that it is your right to take legal action against negligent parties. There are several types of damages for which you may be able to recover damages, specifically those that are quantifiable and those that are not.

Quantifiable damages include items such as medical bills, damage to your motorcycle and lost earnings due to the time you may have had to miss from work. You may also be eligible for future lost earnings if your injury will prevent you from going back to work.

Non-quantifiable damages are those related to the emotions you may experience following an accident, such as trauma and a loss of enjoyment of life. You may also be eligible for compensation for the pain and suffering you endured as the result of an incident.

Under California law, there is a two-year statute of limitations if you wish to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit. In other words, you must bring your claim within two years of the accident. If you did not know about your injury right away, you will have one year from the time that the injury was discovered.

While this information may be useful, it should not be taken as legal advice.

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