Much like truck collisions, motorcycle wrecks yield very serious injuries. Though the resulting pain and suffering is unbearable to victims and their families, settling too quickly may prove disastrous if long-term care or repeated medical procedures loom on the horizon. Bowen Painter Manly Shipley Trial Lawyers believes in giving you a realistic overview of your claim rather than grabbing quick settlements that address only present needs.
Personal injury cases focus on two different kinds of compensatory damages. Special Damages seek to compensate for monetary loss—whether due to medical expenses; the cost of travel to receive medical service; medicines and medical devices; hiring someone to perform daily chores that you once performed yourself; and of course, lost wages. General Damages cover more subjective losses—disfigurement (including scarring, physical deformity, and amputation); loss of enjoyment of life or consortium; the inability to earn a living; pain and suffering (both physical and emotional); and any physical or mental disabilities.
Under the doctrine of respondeat superior, if your motorcycle crash involved a driver who caused the wreck in the course of his or her workday, the employers might be accountable. If the collision involved a large commercial truck, you might be entitled to name the insurance company itself as a defendant under Georgia’s “direct action” statute (O.C.G.A. § 46-7-12).
Wrongful death claims address economic (future earnings, medical care expenses before dying, etc.) and non-economic losses (a young mother no longer around to raise children, for example) to measure the true value of the loss caused by the deceased’s absence. If you’ve lost a loved one due to a catastrophic motorcycle accident in the greater Savannah area, call the skilled attorneys at Bowen Painter Manly Shipley Trial Lawyers immediately. We have a long track record of achieving just outcomes for our clients.