If you suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, you deserve justice and a Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer who can fight for it on your behalf. The severity of motorcycle accident injuries depends on many factors, but overall, they are some of the worst of all motor vehicle accident injuries, often incapacitating.
If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation. You can learn more by speaking to a member of our team. When you call the personal injury team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, you can be sure that we have your best interests in mind. We can evaluate your case and determine any potential legal pathways to justice you may have.
We offer free consultations to all potential clients, and if we represent you in your case, you pay us nothing unless we win you a damages award. To learn more about how a Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer can help you during a free consultation, call us today at (800) 924-3113.
Motorcycle Accident Damages
When you are injured and file a claim or lawsuit for damages, your goal is to secure a verdict or settlement that adequately compensates you for your economic and noneconomic losses. Depending on the severity of your injury and the loss of quality of life, your economic damages may be more than noneconomic losses, or vice versa.
Economic damages aim to compensate for the financial losses an individual suffered as a result of an accident and injury. These damages cover:
- Lost wages for missed past and future work: Economic damages that compensate the injured party for wages they lost while they were still recovering and unable to work. Additionally, a victim who may not be able to return to work or needs to work fewer hours can recover compensation for reduced earning capacity.
- Medical expenses: The injured party can also recover compensation for their current and future medical bills as well as travel or lodging costs if they needed to travel for care.
Economic costs are only part of what makes up a victim’s damages award. Non-economic damages provide a victim with monetary compensation for a victim’s pain, injuries, and any loss in quality of life. In the case of a family filing for wrongful death on behalf of their loved one, non-economic losses should compensate them for the loss of their loved one’s life and the emotional suffering they will endure as a result.
If you have experienced an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation. A Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer can advise you as to how to proceed in filing a lawsuit for damages. Often after an accident, an insurance adjuster will approach a victim to quickly settle the case.
They typically offer victims a quick payout before the victim has yet secured legal counsel. It is often easier and cheaper for an insurance company to do this than handle the case in court. Speak to an attorney before accepting an award for an insurance adjuster.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Memphis, call 800-924-3113
What a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you can seek justice without the burden of a legal case on your shoulders. A lawyer can build your case and fight to get you what you deserve while you focus on recovery and adjusting to life after your injury. Lawsuits progress through several stages, and a lawyer can help you through each one. Our team will do the following for you:
Determine a Fair Settlement Amount
Before filing your lawsuit, your attorney will thoroughly evaluate all of the economic and noneconomic losses you suffered because of the accident. Your lawyer can collect medical records, proof of medical expenses and lost wages, and other evidence that documents the extent of your injury and its financial repercussions. Your lawyer will use that information to determine a “fair” settlement amount to include in your lawsuit.
File Your Case
After your lawyer has sufficiently evaluated the circumstances of your accident and determined a fair settlement amount, they will file your case in court. That lawsuit will include a “settlement demand” with the amount your lawyer has determined, and it will be served to the defendant.
Negotiate on Your Behalf
After receiving the lawsuit, the defendant may agree to meet the settlement demand or enter into negotiations. Your lawyer can negotiate on your behalf using the evidence collected before filing to bolster your case. Should the defendant refuse to compromise or negotiate, the case will move to trial.
Represent You in Trial
If your case proceeds unsuccessfully through negotiations, it will move to trial and be heard by a judge or jury. Your lawyer can advocate on your behalf during trial for a judgment in your favor and a damages award that fairly compensates you. If you win your case in trial, the jury will award your damages.
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Motorcycle injuries are categorized as fatal, incapacitating, and non-incapacitating injuries. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) defines incapacitating injuries as non-fatal injuries “which results in one or more of the following”:
- Severe laceration resulting in exposure of underlying tissues/muscle/organs or resulting in significant loss of blood
- broken or distorted extremity (arm or leg)
- crush injuries
- suspected skull, chest, or abdominal injury other than bruises or minor lacerations
- significant burns (second- and third-degree burns over 10% or more of the body)
- unconsciousness when taken from the crash scene
If you have suffered any of these injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for damages. A Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer can help. We recommend you call, even if you do not yet know the severity of your injuries.
See How We Can Help Today
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we offer all potential clients a free consultation at (800) 924-3113. We can listen to the details of your accident and help you determine whether another negligent party might be liable. If so, we can help you with your case and, because we work on a contingency basis, you pay us nothing unless we win.