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What Is Included in a Motorcycle Accident Settlement?

Settling a motorcycle accident sounds good. You want the matter to be resolved so that you can move on with your life. However, there are some things that you should know before you agree to any settlement.

Here’s What They Are

Before you settle your case you need to know that the settlement fairly compensates you for your past, current and future injuries that resulted from the motorcycle accident crash. To that end, your settlement should include compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses. This may include hospitalizations, medications, medical appointments, physical therapy, and other medical needs.
  • Lost income. You may recover for all of your lost income if you are unable to work at all, or for a portion of your lost income if your injuries make it so that you are unable to earn as much as you did prior to the accident.
  • Out-of-pocket costs. This may include damage to your bike, transportation costs, modifications to your home, and other costs.
  • Pain and suffering. Compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering should be included in your settlement.
  • Other damages. Any other damages that you’ve incurred because of your accident injuries should also be included.

It may be difficult to put a dollar figure on some of these damages, but it can be done and it is important that they are done accurately.

Still Have Questions?

This may be your first time settling a personal injury case and you may have lots of questions about how to do so fairly. If you have questions then we encourage you to ask them by starting a live chat with us today. You can also learn more by reading our free book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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