By Dominic Fariello of Law Offices of Dominic O. Fariello, P.A. posted in Motorcycle Accident on Thursday, May 28, 2015.
A motorcycle accident can shatter your entire life. It can be an extremely painful, emotional, and confusing time for many. Understandably, you may not immediately consider legal issues, but it is important to know your rights and seek legal counsel as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident. If you hire an attorney quickly, he or she can think about legal implications while you get your life back on track.
When you or a family member are in a motorcycle accident, the resulting trauma and damage can be more than physical – it can be emotional and psychological – and the impact can last for decades. Below are some examples of situations for which compensation is available.
- Physical injuries could lead to permanent disability, so you must consider loss of earning power. If you are unable to work at your current job, you may be a candidate for compensation for a new vocation. An attorney will know how to properly assess the situation and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your loss in this area.
- Medical bills for present and future procedures as a result of the accident are of vital importance. Often, people do not consider the fact that physical therapy and ongoing treatment could mean large medical bills for years to come. You need to prepare for this possibility.
- Mental anguish and the loss of ability to enjoy life are more esoteric, emotional issues that you may not think about. These are real issues that deeply affect your quality of life and that of your family, your potential to earn a living, and your ability to support your family. Don’t underestimate the power of these forces in your life and recovery.
- In the event of a severe accident that incapacitates the victim, the family often must step forward to assist the victim in activities of daily living or other services that would not normally be expected. Compensation and respite for the family will be necessary in these cases.
Don’t wait to hire an attorney after a motorcycle accident. If you or someone you know has suffered from a motorcycle accident, contact us as soon as possible to ensure you receive proper legal representation. Call 813-251-5550813-251-5550 today for a free consultation. Also, check out some of our other articles about motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian safety.