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What is the Value of My Motorcycle Accident Case?

By Stewart J. Guss on March 20th, 2017

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because another party was negligent in some way, you have the right to file a legal claim for personal injury to recover for your various losses. An important question is always: what should your case be worth? In many situations, the value of your case will depend on whether it is resolvable through an insurance claim or whether litigation will be necessary.

Unfortunately, there is no way to estimate the worth of a case without examining the specific losses you incurred. However, the following are some losses that are common in motorcycle accident claims:

  • Medical expenses – Many motorcyclists require extensive medical attention and treatment following an accident. Serious injuries can require emergency transport, surgery, hospitalization, and ongoing therapy. Some accident victims never fully recover and will require continuing medical treatment throughout the rest of their lives. You can seek compensation for both medical costs already incurred as well as the estimated value of your future expenses.
  • Lost earnings – Similar to medical expenses, accident victims can seek recovery for both income they have lost from work already missed in addition to estimated future earning power if they are still unable to work due to their injuries. This calculation can be extremely complex and can include many factors including age, economy, educational level, and more.
  • Intangible losses – In addition to measurable financial losses, you can recover for the amount of pain and suffering that you endured, emotional distress or mental trauma, permanent disabilities, enjoyment that you have lost from your life, and more. These losses can vary significantly from a few hundred dollars to even millions of dollars in particularly tragic situations.

Call a Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney for More Information about Your Case

The best way to know what your motorcycle case may be worth is to have a consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer who has specific experience handling this type of case. In many situations, you may have compensable losses that you may not even realize and at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney At Law, we will always thoroughly examine your situation to ensure you seek the full recovery you deserve. Please contact our office in Houston at 800-898-4877 for a free case evaluation today.

1https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/negligence

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