Q: I was injured in a motorcycle accident in Silver Springs. How can I tell if the settlement I’ve been offered for my head injury is enough?
As I’m sure you already know, no two head injuries are exactly alike. For that reason, there is no set amount of money that you can expect to receive if you’ve suffered a head injury or traumatic brain injury in a Maryland motorcycle accident.
The insurance agent will look at your medical bills and offer you a settlement based on what he or she believes your expenses will be. However, insurance agents are notorious for offering less-than-adequate settlements, particularly if you were not wearing a helmet or if your accident occurred recently.
There are a couple key tips you should know in determining your compensation:
No Helmet? No Matter.
Whether you were wearing a helmet is irrelevant to the fact that someone else’s actions caused you injury. You are still eligible for compensation despite what the insurance agent says.
Don’t Rush Me.
The extent of your injuries may not be immediately known after your crash. You may very well end up with some permanent side effects that will require ongoing medical care months later. Don’t let a pushy insurance agent force you to settle before you know whether the settlement will cover both your current and future medical bills.
Talk to a Lawyer!
A head injury from a motorcycle crash can be severe and should not be taken lightly. The best way to insure that you get the total amount of compensation you deserve is to speak directly with a Maryland motorcycle accident attorney familiar with such cases. For more information, call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 1-800-875-9700, or fill out our online form.