How Much Compensation Can I Get After a Motorcycle Crash? By Moody Law | Personal Injury Attorneys on January 01, 2023

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It’s crucial to speak with an attorney after a serious auto collision in Lakeland, Winter Haven, or Tampa, FL. This is particularly true of motorcycle accidents that cause catastrophic injuries. The impact on your life and your household can be severe.

A number of clients wonder about the value of a motorcycle accident claim. Unsurprisingly, the numbers can vary.

Let’s take a moment to review some factors that affect how much you could receive if you file a motorcycle accident lawsuit.

The Value of Your Accident Claim Depends on Different Factors

Some of the key factors that determine the overall value of a motorcycle crash claim include:

1. The Severity of Your Injuries

You may receive more in a settlement or court verdict if you suffered severe injuries that resulted in disfigurement or lasting disability. Similarly, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and brain damage could require years of medical treatment and occupational therapy.

2. The Damage to Your Vehicle

If your motorcycle was totaled, this will typically add to the amount you can expect from a motorcycle accident claim. Damage to any of your other property from the accident can also affect the overall value of your claim.

3. Pain and Suffering

In addition to physical injuries, crashes are traumatic experiences that could have long-term psychological effects. The need for counseling and other kinds of therapy may be taken into account for your accident claim.

4. Effect on Your Quality of Life

Related to the nature of your injuries, any lasting impact on your quality of life or ability to earn a living will also be taken into consideration for your accident claim.

5. The Cause of the Crash

If a party was mostly or totally at fault for the crash, there is a greater likelihood that your claim will be worth more. The cause or causes are crucial to figure out in order to note legal liability.

6. The Loss of a Loved One

If you’ve lost a loved one, this will affect the amount you seek in a wrongful death claim. In addition to the above, it's important to account for the grief and loss of companionship caused by the fatal crash.

Could I Earn More in a Pre-Trial Settlement?

Again, this depends.

A pre-trial settlement may not yield as much money as a civil trial verdict. However, the verdict in a civil case is not assured, and the case itself could take years to reach a resolution.

A good lawyer can help you negotiate a better settlement than the initial offer, however, which could be the most reasonable way to cover your bills and plan ahead financially.

Planning for the Best Outcome: Discuss Your Situation With an Attorney

Avoid pursuing compensation on your own. By hiring a personal injury or wrongful death lawyer, you can receive advice backed up by years of actual legal casework.

The team at Moody Law has spent many years in legal practice and understands Florida civil law statutes. We are ready to provide help to you and your loved ones in your time of need.

Speak With a Motorcycle Accident Attorney About Your Case

Do you live in or around Lakeland, Winter Haven, or Tampa, FL? Do you need to consult an attorney about your crash? Don’t delay. We can help you get on the right track. To set up a legal consultation, contact our law firm today.

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Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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