How Much is a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Worth?

How Much is a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Worth?

Posted By Maher Law Firm || 30-Mar-2017

If you are a motorcyclist and recently got involved in a collision caused by a negligent driver that resulted in your injury, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation. In addition, you are probable wondering how much your potential claim might be worth.

Factors Determining the Worth of a Motorcycle Accident Claim

The settlement value of a motorcycle injury claim depends upon a variety of factors, such as:

  • Fault. Violation of traffic laws, such as going over the posted speed limit or failure to signal a lane change, is considered negligence in Florida. If the accident is completely the fault of the motorist, then the motorcyclist can recover the full amount of the entitled compensation. However, since Florida uses the comparative negligence rule, collisions in which the fault is shared requires a percentage of fault to be determined.
  • Injuries. If you suffered an injury due to another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation that will restore you to the position you were in prior to the collision. If the motorcycle accident resulted in lost-lasting or permanent disability, you may be entitled to additional compensation, such as cost of future medical treatment and physical therapy, loss of future income, vocational rehabilitation, as well as future pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Other values. There are other factors that your lawyer will take into account, such as if your case goes to trial or fi the evidence concerning the cause of the accident is indisputable.

If you suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver in Florida, contact our Orlando personal injury lawyer at The Maher Law Firm and request a free consultation today.

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