Cause As mentioned above, the first issue to clarify is how the accident occurred. If it was a one-vehicle accident where the driver simply lost control of the motorcycle, its likely that there would be no viable legal action in that regard. There is an exception, however, and that would be if this motorcycle accident occurred because of a defect in the bike that could not have been discovered by the driver before the crash. If the crash was caused by another vehicle or driver and included problematic conduct such as speeding, the presence of alcohol or a failure to yield the right-of-way, then there very well could be a viable action. Of course, this would depend on several factors aside from fault.
Damages Every legal action needs some form of damages in order to be considered valid. For instance, if a crash occurred and the damages included:
- Motorcycle repairs and/or replacement
- Physical rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
These would all be considered valid damages that could rightfully be pursued and recovered in a civil law setting.
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