There are thousands of motorcycle accidents reported across the country every year. If you have been in a motorcycle crash, then your bike has suffered damages. You will want to make sure you file a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the crash so you can recover compensation for your damages.
Fixing your motorcycle can be expensive, so make sure you get a written repair estimate. Maintaining evidence and documentation to support your claim are essential to receiving a settlement for your damages.
How Much Can Motorcycle Damage Cost?
The cost for the damage to your motorcycle can vary significantly depending on the make and model of your bike and the extent of the damages that your bike suffered. Of course, a dented gas tank won’t cost as much to fix as a totaled bike. Also, a higher end newer bike, such as a late model Harley-Davidson will have more value than a 10-year old Yamaha or Suzuki.
Be sure you have your bike inspected by a qualified motorcycle repairman. Get photos of the damages. You might have to get copies of old service records to show your bike’s condition before the crash and to reveal any pre-existing problems that it might have had before the accident.
How To Recover Compensation For Motorcycle Damage
If you have been in a crash with your motorcycle, be sure to call the police and have an accident report completed. This will be a strong foundation for your personal injury claim and will help prove what damages were suffered in the crash. If possible, get photos of the accident scene from all angles, and be sure to get photos of the damages. Maintain thorough documentation that shows your damages.
Usually, a motorcycle accident will lead to a variety of damages. You should seek medical care right away. Failure to establish treatment will negatively affect your claim because it will be difficult to show that your injuries were caused by the crash. Keep medical bills, medical records, damage repair estimates, receipts for any repairs and towing, and proof of missed work and lost wages.
Some of the common damages claimed in such crashes include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damages, and loss of enjoyment of life. Your lawyer will help determine which damages you suffered and come up with a fair value for your personal injury claim.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If your motorcycle was damaged in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed in your state. With the help of a lawyer, you will be much more likely to recover compensation to cover your damages.
When you enlist the help of an accident injury attorney, you will not have to pay any cash out of pocket. Instead, personal injury lawyers work on the contingency basis, which means they will not get paid until your case has been won and they recover compensation for your damages.
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*The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Kroger or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.