Many people enjoy the freedom and fun of riding motorcycles. Unfortunately, because of their design, motorcycles are more dangerous than other vehicles, and even the smallest of accidents can lead to major injuries. If you have been injured injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t settle. Call the experienced personal injury trial lawyers at Hawk Law Group, and we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
You might be wondering, though: How do I determine the worth of my motorcycle accident claim? In general, that answer is not always as easy as adding up a few numbers. Your personal injury attorney will take several factors into consideration and help you determine how much your claim is worth. Here are some general guidelines to reaching that figure.
Consider the types of damages you have suffered. You can claim compensation for:
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Damages to property including your motorcycle
- Future lost wages
- Past lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Past medical expenses
Things get complicated when you try to put a dollar amount on pain and suffering. Your compensation will depend on the extent and the nature of your injuries. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, get medical attention as soon as possible, because it is nearly impossible to prove pain and suffering without medical evidence.
Some amounts are easier to calculate and can all be added to the total of your claim. An accident can easily lead to major damage or complete loss of a motorcycle, and the cost to repair or replace it will be included as part of your claim. Because your motorcycle is being repaired or replaced, you need temporary alternative transportation, and you can be compensated for those costs.
Even minor injuries will lead to medical costs from going to the ER. More extensive injuries could require surgeries and rehabilitation, all of which get very expensive. You will miss work while recovering from your injuries, which results in a loss of salary. All of these costs will be factored into your claim.
The simplest way to determine how much your motorcycle accident claim is worth is to hire Hawk Law Group. We have years of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve in motorcycle accident injury claims.