As much as motorcyclists may not want to admit it, the injuries suffered by a rider or passenger of a motorcycle involved in a crash are often far more severe than those suffered by a driver or passenger in a car. Without several tons of steel, seat belts, and other safety devices to protect them, motorcyclists are at risk of a number of catastrophic injuries, including:
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal injury
- broken bones
- internal organ damage
And more — this list is far from exhaustive. In order to recover financial compensation for the damage caused by these injuries, a motorcycle accident victims needs to file a claim against a negligent party such as the other driver or the government agency responsible for the road or highway.
What is Your Motorcycle Accident Injury Worth?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Woodland Hills and are wondering what you can recover for you injuries and damage to your bike, that figure will depend on a number of factors, including the skill and experience of your attorney. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney knows the true value of your case and will be willing to invest the time and expense required in recovering that amount. Do not settle for an attorney who won’t fight for you, or for a sub-par offer from an insurance company. You deserve more.
Generally speaking, the defendant’s insurance company will make a settlement offer that may seem like a large sum of money. In reality, it is nowhere near what is required for a financially secure life or what you deserve. Aside from pain and suffering, you should be able to recover lost wages for time taken off work, as well as probable lost wages in the future. You may also recover present and future medical expenses; including therapy, rehabilitation, additional surgery and even psychological counseling. And of course, you may be able to recover property damages for the loss of your bike or damage caused to it during the accident.
In some cases, you may be able to recover for loss of consortium (the loss of a normal relationship with your spouse) and punitive damages. Discuss your options with your motorcycle accident lawyer.
Hiring the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For your accident case to be successful, you must first prove that you were the victim of an accident caused by another person’s negligence. This is where an attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents is invaluable. For more information about how to recover financial compensation after being injured in a motorcycle accident, contact attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for a free consultation.