The settlement value of your motorcycle accident case
There is no question that many of the worst cases that our lawyers handle involve motorcycles. Too frequently, cars and trucks simply do not see what is there to be seen: a motorcycle with the right of way. Our lawyers handle serious injury bike and motorcycle accident cases in every county in Maryland. We have gotten scores of settlements and verdicts in motorcycle accident cases. For obvious reasons, we see a lot of serious injuries and wrongful death motorcycle accident cases.
When it comes time for settlement or trial, no other people have helped our clients in more meaningful ways then we have. In wrongful death cases, family, friends, and clergy help victims come to grips with the tragedy of losing someone they love. In serious injury cases, doctors and nurses do what they can to help the victims, as have family and friends. Motorcycle accident victims want one thing from their lawyers: help in getting them as much money as they possibly can. The justice system has nothing else to offer, unfortunately. We are simply trying to help our clients maximize the value of their motorcycle accident case to give them the best possible measure of compensation for their injuries.Average Motorcycle Accident Verdicts
So how much money will you get for your motorcycle accident case. The starting point answer is: we have no idea. We probably have more information on average personal injury verdicts for various types of injuries in the country. Go Google "average motorcycle accident settlement" or "average motorcycle accident verdicts". You will get a lot of hits but no one actually answers the question.
According to the only study we have seen - done by Jury Verdict Research - the average motorcycle accident verdict nationally was approximately $560,000 and the median verdict award just over $70,000. This tells us that the serious claims, where the victim is badly hurt, really increases the average.
Beyond this data, you have two paths for information to try to calculate the value of your case. First, you can look to the average verdicts for specific injuries. We just gave you that. But they don't tell you much. Or, you can look at jury verdicts and settlements in other cases to try to piece together what you think the compensation will be in your case.
Please keep in mind that both of these methods of trying to figure out the value of your case are flawed. Trite expressions flow easily here. "Every case is different" and "You can't evaluate any case without reviewing every medical record and knowing what both the doctors and the fact witnesses are going to say." These are all true. But human beings want information that lets them at least try to gather information and extrapolate what that means about the value of their case.
Without any further ado, these are examples of motorcycle accident cases in Maryland where a settlement was reached or a jury rendered a verdict.Contact Us
Our lawyers fight to create value for people who are hurt in a motorcycle accident. Call us at 1.800.553.8082 to speak to a Maryland lawyer experienced in handling auto accident claims, or click here for a free internet consultation. Generally, our firm handles only serious injury motorcycle accident cases but we will take questions from anyone who needs direction with their accident claim.More Information