How is compensation for a motorcycle accident injury determined?
There are no predetermined numbers for how much your California motorcycle accident compensation will be. There are legal guidelines and precedents, but the value of the case will be calculated based on accident-specific information. That being said, there are ways to get a ballpark idea of how much your motorcycle accident injury case will be worth.
The actual costs associated with your injury will be the largest component of most compensation packages. Serious injuries like brain injuries, broken bones, and other injuries requiring surgery can be extremely costly. If the other party is at fault, you can expect to receive compensation for surgery expenses, medical bills, hospital stays, and rehabilitative treatment like physical therapy. In addition to medical costs, there are other components of a motorcycle accident compensation package. These include lost wages, pain and suffering, property loss, and long-term medical care.
It is important to note that there will most likely be a difference between settlement value and trial value. While insurance settlements are the most common way to get compensation for a motorcycle accident injury and often occur much quicker, they are likely not the maximum amount you are entitled to. Before accepting any settlement, you should first consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine how much your motorcycle accident injury case may be worth.