Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries. If you are a motorcycle accident victim, you are entitled to receive full compensation.
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How are Catastrophic Injuries Categorized?
A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that causes a significant impact on the life of the plaintiff.
Due to the nature of motorcycles, the chances of your injuries being severe are high. Riders are unprotected from a collision; it is up to them to wear personal protection such as helmets and riding jackets, and they are susceptible to sliding into other traffic.
There are several ways you would be considered catastrophically injured in a motorcycle accident. Any spine or spinal cord injury, particularly one resulting in paralysis, would be considered catastrophic. Traumatic brain injuries and severe head injuries also fit this categorization.
If you suffer scarring and disfigurement from your motorcycle accident, including burns, you would be in the category of catastrophe. Loss of limb would also be catastrophic.
Essentially, if you suffer an injury with significant long-term implications, you are likely to suffer from a catastrophic injury.
How Our Long Island Lawyer Fights for You
When our lawyer takes on a case, he is prepared to fight for every penny you are owed.
Michaelangelo Matera is different from other lawyers who you may have seen ads for all over TV because he is a trial lawyer. He is not taking your case to churn out a fast result that settles for far less than you deserve. He is willing to take the insurance company to trial if need be.
It may take negotiation and a threat of going to court for the insurance company to agree to give you what you are owed. Mr. Matera is ready for that challenge.
Every case begins with collecting evidence, determining the liable party, and calculating damages. You won’t have to worry about anything other than recovering from your catastrophic injuries.
We handle your case from beginning to end on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us a dime unless we win your claim.
Please keep reading to learn about how the value of a claim is determined.
Types of Damages You Are Entitled To
You are entitled to financial compensation for your catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident. There are two types of damages for which you are entitled to compensation. The following details each kind of damage in your motorcycle injury claim.
Any financial loss you suffer related to your accident will be considered economic damage or loss.
You can get compensation for past and future economic losses. Your medical bills, physical therapy fees, travel expenses, lost wages, and benefits are all considered monetary damages.
You can essentially type all of your past losses into a calculator and add them to your estimated future losses to determine the amount of money you have lost due to your accident.
A decrease in life quality related to your involvement in a motorcycle accident is considered non-economic damage.
The types of non-economic damages can include your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment in daily activities, loss of consortium, and more.
While we cannot punch numbers into a calculator to reflect the amount of pain you have been in, we fight tirelessly to get you full compensation.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
You deserve a lawyer who will fight tirelessly to provide you with full results. Our Long Island attorney Michaelangelo Matera can help you get justice. Schedule your free consultation with us today.