How Much Is My Orange County Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
Knowing what your motorcycle accident claim is worth can be helpful when moving forward with a lawsuit. By knowing your claim value, you can make sure you’re receiving the maximum settlement you deserve in court. To know your claim’s value, you must assess the damages you’ve suffered. The severity of your wreck and the extent of the defendant’s negligence will also factor into your claim’s value.
Our attorneys at Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP are experienced in calculating motorcycle accident claims. An Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer from our team can thoroughly investigate your case and assess your damages using solid evidence. We’ll support you in court so you can get the most out of your claim.
Calculate Financial Losses
Many motorcycle accident settlements consist primarily of economic damages. As the victim in a motorcycle wreck, you may experience severe injuries because motorcycles don’t fully protect you from the harsh impact of the road or other vehicles.
Your injuries may cause you to accumulate large medical expenses and a loss of income from being out of work. Economic damages can also include property damage.
Assess Non-Financial Losses
A motorcycle accident can be a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Aside from the financial losses you suffer, you may also suffer non-monetary losses. The liable party in your wreck should have to pay for how the accident has affected your overall lifestyle.
You can claim non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, and emotional distress. A settlement may not cure you completely but it can ensure you’re not burdened with financial stress in addition to everything else.
Are Punitive Damages Relevant?
A judge is the only one who can award punitive damages, and though they’re rare, punitive damages are awarded when a defendant is grossly negligent. For example, if it’s proven that a driver purposely hit you on your motorcycle, you may receive punitive damages.
Contact an Orange County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Knowing the value of your claim is a great way to begin a lawsuit with confidence. If you’re ready to speak with an Orange County motorcycle accident lawyer from Dickson Kohan & Bablove LLP and begin calculating your damages, call 1-844-404-2400 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.