How much compensation is paid for a motorcycle accident
There is no simple way to determine how much motorcycle accident compensation you could be able to claim without an assessment being carried out by a qualified and experienced solicitor. Motorcycle accidents occur for a number of reasons from poor weather conditions to the negligence of a third party driver. If you have been in a motorcycle accident and it was not your fault you can claim compensation if you sustained personal injuries because of the incident. It is your legal and civil right to pursue a claim for motorbike accident compensation for any emotional and physical suffering you have developed as a direct result of a crash that was caused by a third party.
Not only can you claim compensation for your emotional and physical suffering following a motorcycle accident, you can claim an additional element of your award for any loss of earnings and for any damage caused to your motorcycle clothing.
Motorcycle accident financial awards vary greatly depending on the type of injuries a motorcyclist has sustained and also largely depends on the severity of the injuries they have suffered.
Common motorcycle accident injuries are sustained to the head, brain, legs, back and arms. Those riding a motorcycle on the roads have very little in the way of protection in the event of an accident occurring – bikers rely solely on their protective clothing to prevent a serious injury from occurring. Unfortunately, protective motorcycle clothing only goes so far in the event of a serious accident and does little to protect bones and internal organs from serious damage.
Motorcycle accident victims are up to 40 times more likely to suffer a serious or fatal injury in the event of an accident than those in the safety of a car. It is extremely important you seek legal advice about pursuing a claim for motorcycle accident compensation especially if you have suffered serious injuries in a crash.
There are guideline amounts that are awarded to motorcycle accident victims for certain types of injury but these are subject to fluctuations depending on various factors relating to the effect a victim’s injuries have had on their daily life.
Motorcycle compensation awards can range from $1000 up to hundreds of thousands of dolars depending on the severity of the injury the victim has sustained. You will need a qualified and experienced solicitor to carry out an assessment of your claim for motorcycle accident compensation in order to accurately determine the level of redress you are likely to be paid for your injuries.
The majority of personal injury law firms will offer to carry out a free assessment of your eligibility to pursue a claim for compensation after your motorbike accident and will usually be able to provide you with an estimate of your potential award value. In order to gain a more accurate calculation of the award you could potentially receive, you will need to appoint a solicitor to act on your behalf and provide them with the relevant information relating to your losses and expenses. Keeping a record of any losses and expenses you have incurred throughout your recovery period is extremely important if you would like to be able to recover these as part of your compensation award.