How Much Is My Claim Worth?
Drivers who cause motorcycle crashes are responsible for ensuring that accident victims do not suffer financial hardship as well. Not only that, but a driver who is to blame for a crash can also be required to compensate victims or surviving family members for non-financial losses. If a motorist causes a motorcycle accident by speeding, failure to yield, tailgating or other negligent and dangerous behavior, the at-faulty party can be required to pay a victim or his or her surviving family members to cover or compensate for:
- Medical bills (including those likely to be incurred in the future)
- Lost income/wages (including a lifetime of lost financial support if the motorcyclist was killed and surviving family members are making a wrongful death claim)
- Pain and suffering damages
- Emotional distress damages
- Funeral expense costs
- Loss of companionship (a type of wrongful death damage for surviving family members)
Drivers are required to pay these costs in order to make accident victims “whole” for the harm they have endured.
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A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
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Pursuing a Claim
It is up to the motorcyclist who was hurt to pursue a claim for compensation. Those hurt in an accident can file an injury lawsuit and/or settle the case outside of court by agreeing to accept a payment from the insurance company in exchange for giving up the right to sue. Family members of those killed in wrecks will have a similar choice of either pursuing a wrongful death claim or settling outside of court.
In either case, it is prudent to have a West Palm Beach lawyer advising you, dealing with the insurance company or court on your behalf, and fighting to get you full and fair compensation for your loss.
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