Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident
The average settlement for a motorcycle accident depends on several factors such as how your accident occurred, which party or parties are at fault, and the extent of your damages. While it is impossible to calculate the exact amount that your case is worth, my law firm pushes for the maximum compensation based on the circumstances of your case.
It is important to note that no motorcycle accident lawyer in the Monroe, Louisiana area can guarantee that you will win a specified dollar amount. There are too many variables that affect your case (see below). However, a reputable attorney will fight for a fair settlement, and, most importantly, see to it that your rights are protected under Louisiana law.
I am proud to serve the needs of people throughout the Monroe, Louisiana area after they have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents.
The Damages Affect the Settlement
A motorcycle accident can turn your life upside-down. In addition to the injuries you may have sustained, you may also be looking at financial losses and other damages. Some of the damages that you may be able to claim include:
Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries that, in turn, lead to expensive medical procedures and hospital bills. Some of the medical costs include:
- Emergency medical care
- Surgical procedures
- Hospital stays
- Pain medication
- Rehabilitation/physical therapy
Medical costs typically make up the bulk of your motorcycle accident claim. However, you may be able to claim other damages as well.
A motorcycle accident can not only affect the money going out due to related expenses but also the money coming in. If you are in recovery for several weeks or months, you may lose pay. While income primarily includes wages, you may also estimate any lost bonuses, tips, lost employment opportunities, or benefits.
If you are disabled, then you may be able to draw disability based on your diminished earning capacity. This applies to almost any disability or dismemberment that you have suffered.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a general term that includes noneconomic damages. While these damages are difficult to calculate, as a skilled motorcycle accidents lawyer in Monroe, Louisiana, I can help you account for these damages. Some of the most common pain and suffering damages include:
- Severe ongoing physical pain
- Emotional trauma, anxiety, or depression
- Loss of companionship/intimacy with your spouse
- Loss of parental support for your children
- Overall loss of joy or quality of life
The idea behind pain and suffering is that the negligent party affected almost every area of your life when they caused the accident, not just your finances. An attorney can help you explore these areas and hold the at-fault party responsible.
What About Wrongful Death Cases?
If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, then you may be entitled to up to 100 percent of your damages. Like any personal injury case, it is impossible to guarantee what your claim is worth, as your case value depends on your damages. Nothing can replace the loss of a family member. However, you may be able to recover many of your expenses.
Damages that you may be able to claim in a wrongful death case may include burial costs, funeral costs, loss of household income, pre-death medical bills, and pain & suffering of the deceased. I can meet with your family to determine the extent of your losses.
What is Your Case Worth? Let Me Help
When you are ready to move forward with your injury claim, then contact me at Bruscato Law. I provide full legal services for victims of motorcycle accidents. Call my law firm today and get a free case review from a motorcycle accidents lawyer in Monroe, Louisiana.