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What is the Average Payout for a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents are all too common on New Jersey’s roads. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents will often lead to expensive medical bills. This leads many to wonder if they pursue compensation through a lawsuit, what is the average payout that you can receive for a motorcycle accident?

The average payout varies, depending on many factors including the severity of the injuries and the total of property damages.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in New Jersey

Many of the same causes that lead to vehicle accidents can also pose a risk to motorcyclists. These are a few of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in New Jersey:

  • Changing lanes aggressively
  • Parked cars unexpectedly opening doors
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Sudden stops
  • Left turn accidents
  • Lack of motorcycling experience
  • Lack of motorcycle maintenance

Poor driving conditions, like bad weather or poorly maintained roads can also increase the risk of motorcycle accidents. Because motorcyclists do not have the upgraded safety features often found in a vehicle, they can experience life-changing injuries.

Recoverable Costs in a Motorcycle Accident

Being involved in a motorcycle accident can lead to many costs. In addition to the emergency medical costs, you also have to consider ongoing medical care, like rehab, and any necessary household renovations to accommodate mobility assistance. Major injuries can also make it difficult to return to work, making it hard to pay your bills. It is even possible that you will never be able to return to the same line of work, which could affect your earning capability.

These costs do not factor in the loss of enjoyment that you could experience by not being able to participate in things you once did. Many motorcyclists find it panic-inducing to get back on their motorcycle following an accident. Our lawyers will fight to collect the compensation that you need to recover, as well as to make your life whole again.

Each and every motorcycle accident case is different, making it impossible to place an average value on them. However, our lawyers will take the time to get to know you and the many ways that the motorcycle accident has impacted your life.

How We Will Help You Fight For Your Rights

A good motorcycle lawyer will do much more for you than calculate the value on your case. We will also:

  • Manage all communications: Communications with insurance companies and the other legal team can get overwhelming. Focus on your recovery and leave communicating to our legal team.
  • Manage investigations: We will use our investigative and discovery tools to determine who was at fault in the motorcycle accident.
  • Demonstrate the true value of your case: Motorcycle accidents lead to much more than medical costs. We work hard to demonstrate the many ways your life has been changed.
  • Fight for a timely payout: We also understand that in addition to an appropriate amount, you also need a timely payment. Bill collectors will not wait long for you to make payments.

While settlements are sometimes a part of motorcycle accident cases, we will never recommend that you settle unless the amount appropriately covers your costs. You and your family deserve an amount that that helps you with your recovery.

Contact a West New York Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain injuries due to a motorcycle accident in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Andrew Prince Esq. represent clients injured because of a motorcycle accident in Clifton, Union City, East Orange, Bayonne, and throughout New Jersey. Call (908) 304-9187 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 136 Central Avenue, Clark, New Jersey 07066, as well as an office in West New York, NY.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.