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I Was Injured In A Motorcycle Accident On Highway 138 In Monroe, Georgia. What Damages Can I Recover?

Were you injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 138 in Monroe, Georgia?

If so, you may be able to recover damages if you were not responsible for the accident.  Please see below the three types of damages you can recover:

1-PROPERTY DAMAGES

If your motorcycle or any of your belongings on you at the time of the accident were damaged due to the accident, you have a claim for property damage.  There are a couple of ways to handle a property damage claim.

One way is to request your own insurance to cover the property damage claim, as this type of damage is usually covered under your own policy.  Your own insurance can then later go after the at-fault driver’s insurance to recoup what they paid.

Another way to handle a property damage claim is to send a demand letter to the at-fault driver’s insurance company requesting all repairs to the motorcycle be covered.  Insurance companies generally do not fight property damage claims as hard as they do bodily injury claims, so you may be able to recover for your property damage through the at-fault driver’s insurance.  Before you submit any claims, make sure you have proper documentation for all property that was damaged.

2-SPECIAL DAMAGES

Special damages are those that can be easily calculated, such as medical bills and lost wages.  If you are a motorcycle accident victim in Georgia and have medical bills from the accident and had to miss work and a paycheck because of your injuries, you have a claim for your medical bills and lost wages.

Make sure to document all of your missed days from work, your medical bills, and the paychecks you missed because of your injuries.

3-GENERAL DAMAGES

General damages are different from special damages in that they cannot be easily calculated like medical bills and lost wages.  General damages are damages such as pain and suffering.  Accident victims are entitled to both physical pain and suffering and mental pain and suffering. If you are a motorcycle accident victim in Georgia and have suffered both physically and mentally due to the accident, you have a claim for pain and suffering.

CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident on Highway 138 in Monroe, Georgia and would like help with your case, please call Bartlett at 770-365-6414 for a free case evaluation.