Motorcycle Personal Injury Cases – 3 Factors that Can Affect Compensation

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If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle personal injury accident, you will require financial compensation to cover the injuries you have likely sustained. Along with that, the compensation amount will make up for any lost income and the emotional pain resulting from the accident.

Your research might have given you a fair idea about the monetary compensation that you are eligible for, under the law. However, not every motorcycle personal injury case is the same as a number of factors determine the compensation (if any) you will receive.

Factors That Can Affect Compensation in a Motorcycle Personal Injury Case:

The Type and Extent of Injuries:

As we mentioned, no two motorcycle accident cases are the same, and one of the ways in which they differ is the injuries arising directly from the accident.

The primary goal of monetary compensation is to make you whole after the motorcycle accident. While this is not always entirely possible, the law attempts to place a monetary value on all the injuries.

Some damages, like lost wages or medical costs, are quantifiable and therefore easier to determine. However, for subjective damages like pain and suffering, the law can, at best, make an educated guess based on factors like:

  • The extent and nature of your injuries
  • The type of medical treatment received
  • The long-term effects of the accident and the likelihood of those effects materializing
  • The impact of the accident and injuries on the victim’s day-to-day life

The Lawyer That You Choose:

Your lawyer can be a crucial factor in determining the amount of monetary compensation that you receive. A skilled and experienced lawyer will go through the details of your case with a fine-tooth comb and determine the actual cost of the injuries. They will, for example, determine the likelihood of future medical treatments as well as identify the ways in which the accident and injuries may affect your long-term life.

In addition, a capable lawyer will be able to take on the insurance company on your behalf, and make sure that you are not intimidated or pressured into accepting an unsatisfactory offer.

Your Kansas Motorcycle Accident Team:

If you have suffered injuries and other damages from a motorcycle personal injury accident and are looking for a lawyer who can help you get your deserved compensation, we can help. To learn more, please feel free to reach out to us and schedule a free consultation.