One of the first questions that clients always ask us is how much money they can get in a motorcycle accident settlement. This is a hard question to answer in a vacuum without knowing the exact specifics of your situation. The best answer that we can give is that a fair settlement pays you back for the damages that you have suffered.
Your motorcycle accident settlement will pay you for both the money that actually came out of your pocket and for the difficulty of the experience. This includes things like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is difficult to give a blanket answer to the question without knowing things like what you earn and the extent of the medical treatment that you require.
Getting the Right Amount Takes Work
The certain answer that we can give is that your attorney will need to work to get this fair settlement. The insurance company certainly will not offer it to you right off the bat. They will try to settle your motorcycle accident case for far less than you deserve, trying to get you to jump at the first possible chance to get money. This is the last thing that you should do because it will leave you needing money in the future without the ability to get any more for your claim.
You may never even know what a fair settlement is without an attorney. The average claimant really has no idea what their claim may be worth. However, the insurance company does, and they will take advantage of their superior knowledge if you do not have an attorney.
Georgia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, The McLendon Law Firm can help. Call us at 877-ROB-WINS or contact us online to learn how we can help protect your legal rights.
What should be included in my motorcycle accident settlement?
Your settlement would include economic damages such as medical bills and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
Can I afford a motorcycle accident lawyer?
Yes. You will not need to pay anything out of pocket. A reputable attorney will only get paid if you reach a settlement or positive verdict in your case.
When should I call an attorney?
As soon as possible after your accident.