If you have gotten into a motorcycle accident as either the rider or a passenger, you are probably dealing with things like medical bills, property damage, and time out of work. You may be thinking about talking to a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a motorcycle accident case.
Naturally, you may also be wondering exactly how much your potential claim is worth. While each situation is different, these are some of the common factors that will affect the value of your claim.
Hopefully you sought immediate medical treatment for any motorcycle accident injuries. If you had a motorcycle injury, you may have bills for an ambulance, doctors, X-rays, MRIs, technicians, hospital stays, and physical therapy. All of these bills would be part of your medical bills and your personal injury claim.
If your property was damaged in the accident, that will be part of your claim. Typically, this will involve adding up the total cost to replace or repair all of your personal property that was damaged or destroyed in the accident.
If you’ve been out of work, you may be able to receive compensation for any lost wages. To calculate this amount, you simply add up the earnings and employment benefits that you lost from being out of work. Additionally, if your future earning capacity has been affected by your injury, you may be able to receive an award based on lost future earning capacity. This calculation may involve your personal injury attorney hiring an economic expert to project what your future earnings would be.
Pain and Suffering
If you’ve been in an accident, chances are you experienced pain and suffering. This includes the physical pain and emotional stress that you endured as a result of an accident. This is a difficult item to place an exact dollar amount on. If your personal injury case goes to trial, the judge will likely advise the jury to make that decision based on their common sense and experience. The value of a pain and suffering award can vary a great deal.
Who Is At Fault?
Nevada law states that a motorcycle accident victim can recover compensation for his or her injuries as long as the accident is not 51 person or more his or her fault. If a court finds that a motorcyclist is 50 percent or less to blame for the accident, he or she can still recover compensation, but the award will be reduced by the percentage that the motorcyclist is found to be at fault.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
The value of each individual injury claim depends on a lot of different variables including the types of injuries and damages, the method of the injury, and the insurance coverage that is available.
However, if you speak with an experienced personal injury law firm, they will be able to provide you with an estimate of your motorcycle accident claim value.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident and you would like to speak with an experienced Personal Injury Attorney, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 850-0202 for a Free Consultation. We have experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers ready to review your case.