Q: What is my motorcycle injury claim worth?
You aren’t alone in wanting to know how much your case is worth. In fact, this is one of the first questions most personal injury victims want to have answered. It’s a legitimate question and one that makes sense to ask; however, the problem with this question is that every claim is unique and the value is based on the specifics of your case.
The value of a motorcycle injury claim is based on the extent of your injuries. For example, a broken arm will be worth a different amount of money than a traumatic brain injury. While every physical injury will be valued differently by the insurance company, it’s important that you are compensated not just for the physical injuries you suffered but for the other ways your motorcycle crash has impacted your life.
Motorcycle accidents often cause serious injuries that lead to lifestyle changes. If you aren’t able to lead the life you once did or participate in the things you once loved, you should be compensated for that. Additionally, if your injuries have caused you to suffer emotionally, the emotional impact of your crash should also play a factor in the compensation you receive. If your crash left you with disabling injuries or permanent physical injuries that prevent you from working and making a living, you should also be compensated for lost income and future loss of wages.
Because it can be difficult to know if the insurance company is making you a fair offer, you should speak with an experienced accident attorney to help you determine what an acceptable amount is for your injury claim. Feel free to pick up the phone and call us at (301) 942-9118 for a free case consultation.