Pennsylvania motorcyclists face unique dangers on the road every time they pull their bikes out of the driveway and are at greater risk of severe injury as they are more vulnerable to mistakes by careless drivers leaving them in dangerous situations. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, one of the questions you may be asking yourself is, “how much will I get from my motorcycle accident settlement?”
Huge motorcycle accident lawsuit payouts may seem outrageous, but juries do not just pull numbers out of thin air. When a motorcycle lawsuit attorney has done their job properly and has introduced all the necessary evidence to help a jury reach those verdict payout numbers.
Many factors affect the answer, including the type and severity of injuries, medical costs, loss of wages, and third parties liable for the accident. According to the 2021 motorcycle accident settlement examples listed on this page, the typical motorcycle accident payout amount is anywhere from $2,109,553 to $2,696,497.90. Large motorcycle accident settlements happen when the right motorcycle accident lawyer is on the case, fighting for the rights of victims.
If you are injured as the result of a mistake by a negligent driver, you should receive compensation for every dollar lost to medical bills and missed time at work and even emotional hardships you and your family have faced. At The Pearce Law Firm you will not be treated like just another file or case number.
When Will You Receive a Settlement Payout After a Motorcycle Accident in PA?
The next question that is often asked during motorcycle accident settlement negotiations is, “when will I get my motorcycle accident settlement?” This answer is also very complex. The parties negotiating the settlement, namely the lawyers and insurance companies, can come to an agreement at almost any time, but it often doesn’t happen right away. Insurance companies may offer a settlement as soon as a few days after the accident, but if that settlement amount is not enough then the parties need to go back to the negotiating table and sometimes need to go to court if an agreement cannot be met outside of court.
Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Settlement Compensation Can Include Elements As:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety
- Loss of Companionship
- Past and future medical costs
- Future permanent physical disability, such as a limp or scars
- Caregiver costs
- Loss of salary from being unable to work
Examples of Recent Motorcycle Accident Settlements & Awards in PA & NJ:
$2.1 Million Settlement After Verdict for Damages of Pain & Suffering/Past & Future Medical Bills/Past & Future Wages (2021)
In this case a 64 year-old-male suffered permanent disabling injuries including left comminuted tibia/fibula fracture, requiring multiple surgeries, ankle fusion or possible below-knee amputation resulting in numerous wound infections and severe neuropathic pain, when, he was riding his motorcycle westbound through an intersection, he was struck by an eastbound pizza delivery vehicle. The plaintiff and his wife, who brought a claim for loss of services, alleged that the defendant negligently caused the accident when he drove inattentively and failed to yield to the right-of-way when making a left turn at an intersection.
$2,696,497.90 Settlement for Medical Expenses and Pain & Suffering
A New Jersey man was awarded a sum of $2,696,497.90 for medical expenses and pain and suffering that occurred when he was riding his motorcycle and slid on gravel while attempting to brake. He fell into an unrepaired pothole, resulting in a comminuted fracture of his left leg. The city had been aware of the pothole; but at the time of the incident had done nothing to repair it.
Reasons Why a Large Motorcycle Accident Settlement or Verdict is Awarded
One of the biggest factors in determining a large motorcycle settlement or verdict is the severity of the sustained injury. Victims of motorcycle accidents require major changes to their lifestyle, both personally and professionally and will have the burden of dealing with expensive ongoing medical costs.
Our firm is known for its tough negotiations, and we will take a case to trial if we cannot settle for proper compensation. We encourage you, however, if you have been injured due to a motorcycle accident, and think you have a case of negligence, to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in our office so that we can review your accident. Interested in how much other types of accident cases can be worth? See examples of some of the top car accident settlements and verdicts in PA.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Settlement Lawyer Near You Now for a FREE Consultation
The motorcycle accident settlement lawyers at The Pearce Law Firm are dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims in Philadelphia. Overcoming an injury from a motorcycle accident can be difficult and it’s not something people should have to do alone. Edith prides herself on offering you and your family the personal attention and compassion lacking in many large firms. Let her inside knowledge of motorcycle accident laws work for you to obtain the maximum compensation for your motorcycle accident lawsuit in Philadelphia either through settlement or trial. We take into account all aspects of your case and make sure all expenses are accounted for in your final motorcycle accident settlement including motorcycle accident physical therapy, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even PTSD and mental health expenses. Interested in how much other types of accident cases can be worth? See examples of some of the top slip and fall settlements and verdicts in PA.
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