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What Is the Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident?

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Riding a motorcycle is a balancing act. The freedom and adventure that motorcycle riders experience are countered by the risks and dangers. In the event of an accident, a motorcycle rider has less physical protection than other drivers on the road. And too often, it is the negligence of the other driver that causes a motorcycle rider to be injured or even killed.

If you or a loved one have suffered motorcycle injuries, you are likely wondering how much your case is worth. Is the settlement offer fair or how much you should pursue in a trial? Whether you pursue an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, Regan Zambri Long can help.

The Average Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident Can Vary

Every motorcycle accident claim is different. The amount of compensation you can and should pursue will depend on the facts of the case and the severity of your injuries and damages. When you partner with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, he or she will help you determine the value of your claim and the lasting impact of the accident.

The motorcycle accident attorneys at Regan Zambri Long have decades of experience seeking compensation in motorcycle accident cases like yours. Our team is ready to pursue justice with everything we have. You can schedule a free case evaluation by calling 202-960-4596 and take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.

Common Injuries and Damages in Motorcycle Accident Claims

A motorcycle accident can leave victims with injuries ranging from minor road rash to catastrophic injuries such as loss of limb or paralysis.

motorcycle accident victim in wheelchair holding wheelEven if you only have road rash or cuts and bruises after a motorcycle crash, you should seek medical attention immediately and keep any follow-up appointments your doctor recommends. It is possible for the full extent of your injuries to show themselves only after some time has passed.

Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:

An accident victim may suffer soft tissue injuries, a head injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other severe injuries. An injured rider may also need physical therapy or counseling to recover from pain and suffering.

It is important to document your symptoms, injuries, and all medical attention you receive starting immediately after your accident. Not only are you entitled to compensation for your medical bills, whether you pay out of pocket or have it covered by health insurance, but you are also entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering as well.

Other damages you can seek compensation for include lost wages, property damage, future medical expenses, long-term care, mental anguish, and diminished enjoyment of life.

Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

Car accidents and motorcycle accidents can result in wrongful deaths, and while no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit after a fatal motorcycle accident can help to relieve the financial burden and bring some much-needed justice.

If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, the attorneys at Regan Zambri Long are here to help. Our team will handle your case with compassion, shouldering the legal burden so that you and your family can have time to grieve. We will pursue justice for you and your loved one.

Determining a Fair Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Insurance companies and lawyers will consider various factors to determine the value of your motorcycle accident claim.
Your claim will hinge primarily on proving that the at-fault driver or party was negligent and therefore caused the accident. Once you have proved negligence, calculations will begin. In general, you can claim compensation for two kinds of damage.

Economic Damages

Economic damages cover anything that is objectively quantifiable in monetary value. This would include your medical bills, future medical bills, repair or replacement costs for your motorcycle or other damaged property, lost wages, and lost earning capacity.

Non-economic Damages

This category comprises losses that are harder to quantify and value. Lost enjoyment, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and even inconvenience can be compensated. Just because there isn’t an obvious dollar amount attached doesn’t mean the liable party shouldn’t be held accountable.

Calculating a fair value for your injury settlement isn’t an easy task. To get maximum compensation, you’ll want to partner with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Your attorney will have experience calculating case values and will have professionals available to project the future costs of your accident.

Let Regan Zambri Long Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

We know you have plenty of choices when it comes to personal injury lawyers handling your motorcycle injury claim. But when you choose to trust Regan Zambri Long with your case, you’re putting it in the hands of a capable law firm with partners who are consistently recognized as top-tier lawyers. Our team has recovered millions of dollars for motorcycle accident victims and we’re willing to bring everything we have to bear on your case.

Cover of Best Lawyers in Washington DC featuring partnersOur small firm is able to give your case the personal attention you deserve, but we have the prowess and resources of a larger law firm. When you trust Regan Zambri Long, you’re putting your personal injury claim in the most capable hands.
We have offices in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and our personal injury attorneys are familiar with the statutes of limitations and the laws of all three jurisdictions.

We work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t collect any fees until we’ve won a recovery or settlement in your favor. We waive your legal fees if we don’t recover compensation on your behalf.

You can’t control the negligent choices of other people, but you can choose to let Regan Zambri Long seek compensation and justice to the fullest degree.

You can schedule your no-obligation free case evaluation today by calling 202-960-4596.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accident Settlements

What Is the Difference Between a Settlement and a Verdict?

A settlement for a personal injury claim does not require going to court. A settlement is reached when you and your attorney accept a compensation offer from the liable party’s lawyer or insurance company. Often a motorcycle settlement amount is a percentage of your full case value, accepted because your chance of winning a trial is slim.

Jury verdicts are rendered after a trial. Your attorney will argue the facts of your case before a judge and jury and examine witnesses. The compensation you receive from a trial can often be higher because, in general, the facts and the other person’s liability are irrefutable.

Do I Have to go to Court for My Motorcycle Accident?

You are not required to take your motorcycle accident claim to trial. In some cases, going to court with your claim may do more harm than good.

Your experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will know whether maximum compensation should be pursued through a settlement or through a trial.

The liable party may also want to avoid going to court and therefore may offer a higher settlement amount to close the claim as quickly as possible.

How Long Does a Motorcycle Accident Case Take?

Getting closure for your motorcycle accident can take anywhere from weeks to years. The severity of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and the liable party’s willingness to take responsibility can all factor into how long your case may take.

Even if you receive a settlement offer early on, it may not be worth taking. If you suffered serious injuries or catastrophic injuries, you will want to take time to know the full extent of your injuries, the cost of future medical expenses, and the extent of your recovery before considering any compensation offers.

Although a drawn-out case isn’t ideal, with an experienced lawyer from Regan Zambri Long handling your claim you will be able to focus on recovery and healing and let your personal injury lawyer seek your maximum compensation.

How Much is the Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement Worth?

Each motorcycle accident case will be valued based on the damages you have suffered and the severity of the accident. Whether you settle or take your case to trial can also affect the value of your compensation.

Although no average motorcycle accident settlement can be accurately applied to every case, values can range from several thousand dollars to a million dollars or more. The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Regan Zambri Long will help you calculate the compensation you deserve after an accident and will pursue it relentlessly, whether through a settlement or a trial.

How Will Regan Zambri Long Help in My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

The attorneys at Regan Zambri Long will carry the bulk of the legal burden so that you can focus on recovery and adjusting to any permanent life changes caused by your motorcycle accident.

We will work with insurance companies and the opposing legal counsel to obtain a fair settlement on your behalf from all parties involved. Where settlement negotiations fail, we won’t hesitate to take your case to trial and argue it before a judge and jury.

Our team has taken on motorcycle accident cases in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, winning millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. In one case we recovered a $1.6 million motorcycle accident settlement for a victim who suffered an amputation as the result of the accident. In another case, we recovered a $1.2 million motorcycle accident settlement for a woman thrown from her motorcycle due to unsafe road construction.

You can schedule your free consultation today online or by calling 202-960-4596.

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