If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, how much compensation could you receive?
According to research by Thomson Reuters, between 1999 – 2006, the average motorcycle accident settlement was $73,700. While this data is over ten years old, it is difficult to give an average figure for how much compensation you can receive for a motorcycle accident. Just like any accident, there are many factors to consider and they significantly affect the final figure you get.
What Factors Will Affect Your Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident?
The cost of injuries and damages
The damages you’ve suffered as a result of the accident will be a major factor that determines the figure you can claim. Before your claim even goes to court, you and your lawyer will calculate what you’ve lost. This will include:
- Loss of wages
- Damages to your vehicle
- Medical bills
The injuries you’ve suffered will be included in the calculation, especially if you have any injuries that will have an impact on your future. For example; if you were a professional dancer and you lost a leg in your accident, then the loss of future earnings will be considered too. Emotional issues you’ve had because of the collision will be considered, especially if they have an impact on your home/work life.
If the defendant is found liable
During your case, it will be determined who was responsible for the accident. However, it’s not as simple as if it was you or the other driver. In personal injury cases, the other driver could be 75% responsible and you could be 25% responsible. The final outcome of your case will significantly influence your amount of compensation, especially if you’re partly responsible.
The prejudice against motorcyclists
There is a prejudice against motorcyclists, there is no denying it. Some people dislike motorcyclists, they find them a nuisance on the road and if you have a jury, this prejudice could affect your compensation. This is why it’s so important to have an attorney who will create a strong case to prove to the jury you’re not responsible for the accident.
Find a Motorcycle Accident Attorney for Your Case
In the US, there are so many lawyers out there but for your case, it’s crucial you find an attorney who will dedicate time to build a strong case and will fight for you. This is what you need to look for to help you find a trusted motorcycle accident lawyer.
Contact Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, to Talk About Your Case
Our personal injury lawyers at Coxwell & Associates, are an experienced team who have worked throughout the US. We have been helping clients for over thirty five years and during this time, we have won significant amounts. We’re not afraid of insurance companies and we refuse to settle for less than you deserve.
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Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.