Motorcycle accidents can leave victims with extremely serious injuries. In fact, some accident victims are left with permanent medical issues that prevent them from working or doing the things they love.
Many motorcycle accident victims wonder what a fair settlement is in their case. The value of motorcycle accident cases can vary widely. Some cases may be worth a few thousand dollars, and some could be worth millions. The best way you can get an idea of what your case is worth is by discussing your situation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer near you.
What Determines the Value of a Motorcycle Accident Case?
South Carolina law allows accident victims to recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. That means that people who are more seriously injured tend to obtain more compensation than those who are less seriously injured. For example, a person with a spinal cord injury that leaves them paralyzed will almost certainly be entitled to more compensation than a person who spent a few days in the hospital with a broken leg. However, the size of any settlement will often be determined by the amount of available insurance coverage.
Some of the specific damages that motorcycle accident victims can pursue include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Property damage
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Importantly, any settlement you accept should also include the value of any future losses, like future medical care or lost income. For this reason, in cases involving any type of injuries, it’s critical to work with an attorney who understands how to evaluate motorcycle accident losses and who has a network of medical experts who can help to provide evidence in order to obtain the full value of your case.
Settling Your Case Alone is Not Advisable
Insurance companies handle motorcycle accident claims on a daily basis. They are under no legal obligation to tell you what your case is really worth and will gladly settle it for less than you deserve. For this reason, attempting to settle a serious motorcycle accident case without legal counsel is risky and may result in an unfair settlement. Instead, it is usually a good idea to hire an experienced lawyer who knows what your case is worth to represent you.
Call Us Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an experienced lawyer as soon as you can. At the Bringardner Injury Law Firm, we will do everything possible to resolve your case as quickly and favorably as possible. To schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney, call our office today at 843.400.0012 or contact us online.
Can I recover compensation for my motorcycle accident?
If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional act, there is a good chance you are entitled to compensation. Even if you are put “at fault” by the police, or think you may have some fault, you may still have a viable claim in South Carolina if you can show the other driver was at least 50% at fault.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your claim will depend on a number of factors, including the seriousness of your injuries, whether you were partially at fault for your wreck, and the property damage in your case.
Do you need an attorney to represent you?
It is highly advisable for anyone hurt in a motorcycle accident to retain a lawyer as soon as they can.