The weather in Southern California has been unseasonably cool lately, but still warm enough for many residents to ride their motorcycles. Unlike much of the rest of the country, Southern California residents don’t have to put their motorcycles up for the winter and wait for the coming spring months to get back on the road. Unfortunately, although Southern California weather typically provides for year-round motorcycling, that also means that motorcycle accidents can occur at any time of the year.
If a Southern California resident is involved in a motorcycle accident, what types of damages could the injured individual pursue in a personal injury lawsuit? Well, for starters, medical expenses are usually one of the biggest costs for an injured motorcyclist. These types of accidents will usually result in serious injuries for a motorcyclist and any passengers, including the possibility of head injuries, brain injuries and even spinal injuries. The treatment for injuries and future medical expenses for these types of injuries can be substantial.
If a victim’s injuries are so severe that the person is permanently disabled as a result, the victim may not be able to return to work. As a result, future lost wages can also be pursued as part of the damages in a personal injury lawsuit.
There are other potential damages to pursue as well, including pain and suffering damages, among others. However, the facts for any given motorcycle accident differ, so the potential damages that may be an option will differ by each case. Southern California residents who have been injured in a motorcycle accident may benefit from getting more information about their own unique case.