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.