Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens are injured or killed in motorcycle accidents every year. Despite the fact that more than 75% of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with other vehicles, injuries sustained by the motorcyclist are almost always more severe.
Motorcycle accidents can be more dangerous than car accidents due to the greater possibility of sustaining a serious injury. Even if a rider is wearing protective gear, the brute force of impact with a car, truck or other physical object can lead to life-threatening injuries. Because of the different types of cases involved in motorcycle accidents, average settlements range from thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. It is important to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer to evaluate your case.
Calculating Motorcycle Accident Settlement
An accident settlement really depends on the severity of the injury (or death). It also depends on the medical bills, time missed from work, loss of wages, loss of ability to do normal everyday things. All of this is factored into motorcycle accident settlements.
For minor accident claims such as where you are sore (soft tissue injury) and have fairly minor medical bills, many personal injury attorneys and insurance adjusters multiply the actual dollar amount of the medical bills by 1.5 to 3 and then add the amount of the loss wages.
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In cases where your motorcycle injuries are more serious – broken bones or disfigurement – the above formula does not apply and it is more difficult to estimate the amount for which you should settle your claim for motorcycle accident injuries.
In addition to the type of injury that you suffered, you are entitled to have your motorcycle repaired and alternate transportation while your motorcycle is being repaired. If your motorcycle is “totaled,” you are entitled to the fair market value of your motorcycle.
When to Call a Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For motorcycle accident settlements, you really need to talk to an experienced accident lawyer. Our attorneys are experienced in this area of law and will fight for you. Call 877-702-7274 to speak to a lawyer today.