There is no average settlement for a motorcycle accident case in Georgia because each motorcycle accident case comes with its own set of damages, injuries, and circumstances. The value of your case will depend on:
- The cost of your economic damages, like your medical bills and lost income
- The details of your injuries
- The details of the involved insurance policies
Additionally, your role in the accident could affect the amount of money you receive. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer from our firm can give you more insight into the value of your case.
Factors that Will Determine the Cost of Your Losses
As noted, there is no set figure for estimating the potential value of your case. Many aspects of your situation will be taken into account when calculating your potential settlement.
Some of those aspects include:
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The Cost of Your Economic Damages
The goal of your motorcycle accident case is to recoup compensation for your collision-related losses. The cost of your economic damages (those that have financial value) will also determine the cost of your non-economic damages (those that do not have set financial values).
Economic damages in your case may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Property damage costs
- Reduced future earning capacity
Non-economic damages in your case may account for:
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Impaired quality of life
A lawyer from our firm will review the evidence in your case to determine an appropriate monetary value for each of your losses.
The Details of Your Injuries
In the aftermath of a collision, motorcyclists who have severe injuries are more likely to recover more compensation than those who do not.
Some details of your injuries that may add to your case’s settlement value include:
- Your estimated recovery time
- Whether you will need any surgeries or procedures in the future
- Your quality of life after getting hurt
- Whether you had a limb amputated
- Your hospitalization period
- What it means to reach maximum medical improvement
We can consult with your doctors and healthcare team to learn more about the details of your condition.
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The Details of the Involved Insurance Policies
According to the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire, every motorist in Georgia must purchase liability insurance that meets the minimum limit.
Drivers must have:
- $25,000 per person per accident
- $50,000 per accident
- $25,000 for property damage per accident
If your damages cost more than these limits, our firm will try to negotiate a settlement that covers the entirety of your damages. In some cases, we may need to file a lawsuit to recover the award you deserve. Per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, we have two years to file a lawsuit.
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Georgia’s Contributory Negligence Laws
O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33 outlines the state’s contributory negligence laws. It says that your percentage of fault for the collision will deduct from the amount of money you can receive.
If you were 10% at fault for the accident and your damages totaled $50,000, you could only recover $45,000 in damages under this law.
Determining fault for your accident is of the utmost importance under this law. If you are considered to be more at fault than you actually were, you could receive inadequate compensation for your losses.
Consider How Our Law Firm Can Help You Recover Compensation
While there is no average settlement for motorcycle accidents in Georgia, do not assume that you will not receive fair compensation for your losses. With an attorney from our team on your side, you can focus on moving forward from this event while we fight for your compensation.
We can calculate the cost of your damages by looking at:
- Your employment records and pay stubs
- Your medical bills
- Your property damage receipts
- The value of your motorcycle before the accident
- The outcomes of cases similar to yours
- The involved insurance policies
- Your quality of life
We may also consult with other lawyers, economists, and healthcare professionals to learn more about your situation. Again, you may have a short time to file your case under the statute of limitations, so prompt legal action could serve your goals.
Call Kaine Law to Learn More
Our team understands that navigating the claims process can be difficult, but we have experience in this area. Some of our previous success stories include:
- $650,000 for a motorcycle accident
- $500,000 for an ATV accident
- $450,000 for a motorcycle accident
You can explore your options for free with our team during a free case review. Dial (404) 214-2001 to begin working with Kaine Law.