Being involved in an accident can be a stressful experience. As a rule of thumb, no matter how minor your accident may seem, it is always wise to see a doctor right away. Delays in seeking medical attention could have a negative effect on your health and legal claim.
May 30, 2022
AVERAGE SETTLEMENT FOR A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 7,481 total reported motorcycle crashes along Texas roads and highways in 2020, causing 1,856 serious injuries and 482 fatalities. Being involved in a motorcycle accident, especially one caused by a negligent party, can be a difficult experience. Such an unfortunate incident can leave you with minor to significant injuries, not to mention a heavy financial burden on you and your loved ones.
Thankfully, Texas personal injury laws allow victims of negligent motorcycle accidents to pursue damages for their injuries or losses suffered. However, the amount of compensation you may recover depends on the extent of your injuries, your degree of fault, and other factors. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney can help determine the average settlement for your motorcycle accident case.
At The Fostel Law Firm, I have devoted my career to handling personal injury cases and advocating for the best interests of motorcycle accident victims and their families. As your legal counsel, I can evaluate every fact of your case thoroughly, determine how much your case is worth, and explore your available options to pursue damages. The Fostel Law Firm is a nationwide practice and is willing to review cases from any state for no charge.
How Much Money Will I Get From The Insurance Company?
When you're hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent party, you may be entitled to pursue damages by filing an injury claim. However, your average settlement—the amount you may be able to get from the insurance company—depends on the following factors:
The severity, magnitude, and type of your injuries
Medical and hospital expenses after the incident
The extent of damages suffered
Fault or contribution to the accident or injury
Property loss or damages, such as damage to your automobile and other valuables
Loss of current or future wages or income
Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, or loss of consortium
The circumstances of your personal life
The strength of your case in general
An experienced personal injury attorney can determine the full magnitude of your injuries and other accident-related losses, estimate case value, and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
How Can I Get As Much Money As Possible From My Motorcycle Accident Settlement?
When seeking compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries, your approach can make a significant difference in how much you may be able to recover. Likewise, what you do—or do not do—can affect the outcome of your injury case. Here are some tips to help you maximize your motorcycle accident settlement:
DO talk to a personal injury lawyer immediately to help you determine the true value of your case and negotiate with the insurance company.
DO seek immediate medical treatment from a qualified physician to determine the extent of your injuries.
DO keep records of everything. Ensure that you document all treatment received and all doctor's appointments.
DO evaluate your damages, injuries, and losses from every conceivable angle, including economic and non-economic damages.
DO make consideration for future recovery and damages.
DO record how the accident is affecting your daily life.
DO NOT take the insurance company's first settlement offer. The insurer's first offer is often far too low. Your attorney can help review the offer and propose a counteroffer.
DO NOT talk to the insurance adjuster first. The claims adjuster may take your words out of context and use your statements against you during negotiations.
Every motorcycle accident case is unique. Before you file your injury claim or accept the insurance company's settlement offer, you need to speak with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney. Your lawyer can walk you through the injury claims process and help negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer.
How The Fostel Law Firm Can Help
Dealing with the ramifications of a negligent motorcycle accident can be overwhelming. Such an accident can affect you physically, mentally, and financially. However, you don't have to suffer the pain and financial liability all on your own. A highly-skilled personal injury attorney can explore your options to recover damages and help determine your average settlement amount.
At The Fostel Law Firm, I can review and investigate all of the facts surrounding your unique situation and help file your motorcycle accident claim. I will fight compassionately on your behalf and attempt to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. Contact The Fostel Law Firm today to schedule a simple case assessment. My firm proudly serves clients across Houston, Texas, the Southeast New Mexico area, and nationwide.
When people are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by another driver, they understandably have a lot of questions. I welcome questions. I believe my clients should understand personal injury claims when they are making them.
According to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 552,224 total crashes in Texas in 2021, causing 137,535 possible injuries and 4,489 fatalities.