What kind of monetary compensation am I entitled to after a serious motorcycle accident in Atlanta, Georgia?

After a serious motorcycle accident in Atlanta, Georgia the 2 types of monetary compensation that you are entitled to are general and punitive damages. You will need to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver. If successfully proven guilty, the defendant may be liable for all expenses. An Atlanta accident lawyer can help you build your case.

Types of Compensation after a Motorcycle Accident in Atlanta, Georgia

As a victim of a motorcycle accident there are 2 categories of compensation that you may be able to recover monetary compensation for: general and punitive damages. An Atlanta accident lawyer can review your case with you and show you what damages apply to your individual circumstances.

General damages are summed up as the "the human loss."

General damages include:
  • pain and suffering;
  • anxiety;
  • embarrassment;
  • humiliation;
  • fear; and
  • out-of-pocket losses.  

Out-of-pocket losses include the medical and property expenses that stem from the accident. If the victim is injured so that his or her ability to engage in activities decreases as compared to before accident or he or she is unable to return to work, the lost wages will be included in general damages.

The other type, punitive damages, are a bit more tricky to prove and less likely to apply to your case.This type of damage only applies to a lawsuit if the action that caused the accident was intentional or deemed "despicable." If the accident was purposeful then you may seek out further compensation through punitive damages.

Contacting a Medical Malpractice Firm in Atlanta, Georgia

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.