LEGAL DAMAGES: What "legal damages" can I recover for in a California Motorcycle Accident case?

If you are injured in a California motorcycle or scooter accident and suffer injuries and damages as a direct result, you may be entitled to a monetary recovery, depending on who is responsible for the accident.  If the accident is completely your fault, you may be liable for the other party’s damages, and your insurance will protect and indemnify you for your negligent action. If the accident is totally or partially the other party’s fault, you should be able to recover some or all of the following legal damages under California law:

  • property loss
  • medical expenses (past and future)
  • wage loss (past and future)
  • pain and suffering (past, and future)
  • the loss of enjoyment of life (past and future)
  • the loss of consortium (marital support and services; a lawyer will best know if this is applicable in your particular California motorcycle accident case)

The amount of legal recovery will depend on your injuries (intensity, frequency and duration of the medical care), the percentage of fault attributed to the other party (California is a "comparative fault" state), and the presence of any insurance liability policy.  The importance of insurance cannot be overstated -- you need it to get more than the most basic compensation that is offered in California.  You can check out my website for other articles and videos (in video center) on the importance of having adequate insurance on your motorcycle!

More Legal Questions About Car & Motorcycle Accidents?

 

Do you have more legal questions about car & motorcycle accident cases?  Return to theAuto & Motorcycle accidents in California Frequently Asked Legal Questions page.