The facts of every motorcycle accident are different, so do not get hung up on the average settlement for a motorcycle accident. The value of your case is based on the circumstances of your accident and injuries. The amount you are likely to recover in your motorcycle injury claim will depend on the damages you suffered.
To discuss the details around your claim, call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC at 404-474-0804, for a free consultation.
Measuring the Physical Harm to Determine Compensation
The value of your motorcycle accident case depends largely on the physical harm you suffered and your medical treatment. Here are some examples of types of medical damages that may be recoverable after a motorcycle accident:
- Emergency room
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy
- Diagnostic imaging (X-rays, CAT scans)
We Will Help You Recover the Financial Losses You Suffered
If you missed work because of your injuries, we can add the lost wages to your settlement demand.
We can also pursue a claim for decreased earning potential if you cannot earn as much money after the motorcycle wreck due to your injuries.
If you need long-term care or will need ongoing medical treatments because of the crash, we can seek compensation for those costs as part of your settlement.
We can help you better understand your options. Call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC at 404-474-0804 for a free consultation.
The Emotional and Psychological Damages You Endured
Your motorcycle accident case may include compensation for emotional and psychological impacts, such as:
- Pain and suffering for the physical discomfort and emotional anguish you endured.
- Disfigurement from amputations or significant and permanent scarring.
- Depression and other mental health issues.
- Loss of enjoyment of life if your injuries prohibit you from doing things you used to enjoy, such as walking, riding your motorcycle, or leading an active lifestyle.
We Will Speak to the Insurance Company for You
Insurance companies usually call people who have been in crashes and ask them to give a recorded statement. When the insurance company contacts you about giving a recorded statement, tell them to speak to your motorcycle accident lawyer.
The purpose of this phone call is to retrieve information they could use against you so they can lower the amount they pay you for your motorcycle accident. Before you give a statement, discuss it with your attorney.
How Partial Fault Will Affect the Amount of Your Motorcycle Accident Settlement
Georgia follows the law of comparative negligence, which lets you get some money for your losses even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Some people mistakenly think that if they were negligent in any way, they cannot recover compensation for their injuries. This assumption is incorrect.
The law will reduce your settlement by your percentage of fault. For example, if you made a mistake that was 10 percent of the reason for the crash, comparative negligence means that you will still get 90 percent of your losses.
Since Georgia is a modified comparative fault state, you will get nothing for your damages if you were 50 percent or more at fault.
The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC will investigate the circumstances of your case to discuss the value of your motorcycle accident case. Call us at 404-474-0804 for a free consultation.
How to Get Help with Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Talk with a personal injury lawyer right after your motorcycle accident. We will investigate the crash and file a claim to hold the negligent parties responsible. We handle the adjustor and insurance company for you.
We will collect the police report, medical records, and other evidence to establish liability and show the amount of harm you suffered. We will calculate a fair amount for your settlement and work hard to get you all the compensation you deserve.
Call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, PC today at 404-474-0804 to schedule your free consultation. There is no obligation, and we will not get paid until you get compensation.