The landscape and weather patterns of California make it a prime destination for motorcyclists throughout the United States.
Unfortunately, that means thousands of motorcycle accidents happen on California roads every year.
The size and shape of motorcycles make them less visible to drivers of passenger vehicles and other automobiles, putting motorcyclists at higher risk of a crash.
Additionally, the minimal protection for the rider of a motorcycle means the injuries can be especially devastating.
Though motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 18% of all occupant fatalities, and 4% of all occupant injuries in 2020.
In total, the United States reported 5,579 motorcyclist fatalities and approximately 82,500 motorcyclist injuries in 2020.
If you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may incur enormous medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, not to mention your lost wages.
A personal injury suit allows you to recover these financial losses and hold the at-fault party responsible for the harm they caused.
While there is no such thing as an accurate motorcycle accident settlement calculator, an attorney at Wells Call Injury Lawyers can help you determine a fair settlement for your motorcycle accident with some accuracy.
What Goes into the Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement in California?
Every motorcycle collision is different. Thus, there is no automatic motorcycle accident settlement calculator that can help you find the value of your claim.
However, you can consult with an attorney to get a reasonably good estimate of what your claim might be worth.
A motorcycle accident settlement aims to compensate the injured victim for the losses they incurred due to the injuries suffered in the motorcycle wreck. A settlement often includes both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages refer to quantifiable monetary losses sustained as a result of the injury. Examples of economic damages include:
- Rehabilitation costs,
- Medical bills,
- Vehicle repair costs,
- Lost wages, and
- Loss of future earning capacity.
Proving economic damages is relatively straightforward as long as you keep track of the expenses incurred due to your injury.
Non-economic damages represent a more abstract form of damages that aim to compensate you for harms like:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional distress,
- Anxiety, or
- Psychological trauma.
The abstract nature of non-economic damages makes them more difficult to calculate than economic damages.
Our team of lawyers has decades of experience representing victims in personal injury claims and will use our knowledge and expertise to determine the settlement value you deserve.
How Much Is a Good Settlement for a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Wells Call Injury Lawyers to Find Out
If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, you need a personal injury attorney you can count on to secure the best result possible.
Since our founding in 1984, Wells Call Injury Lawyers has represented numerous personal injury victims, recovering more than half a billion dollars on behalf of our clients.
Our team is committed to securing the best possible outcome for our clients and helping them through every step of the process.
Contact our team today so we can review your case.