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What Is the Average Payout for a Motorcycle Accident in WA?

  1. Your Motorcycle Accident Payout Depends on Your Situation
  2. What Compensation Can I Recover Through a Motorcycle Accident Case?
  3. How Could I Secure a Fair Payout for a Motorcycle Accident in WA?
  4. Get Our Help from Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

There isn’t an average payout for motorcycle accident cases in Washington State. The outcomes of many of these cases are confidential, only known to the involved parties. If you were recently injured in a motorcycle collision, your payout depends on the facts of your case, including the severity of your condition and estimated recovery time. 

The personal injury attorneys at Herschensohn Law advocate for motorcycle accident claimants. With our help, you could recover a settlement or court award that accounts for your past, present, and future injury-related losses. Explore your options now when you call (206) 588-4344

Your Motorcycle Accident Payout Depends on Your Situation

There are a few key elements that come into play when determining what constitutes a fair settlement following a motorcycle accident. The value of your damages, along with how much you can recover, depends on: 

The Injuries You Suffered 

Typically, the more severe your injuries, the higher your compensation settlement. These severe injuries could incur extensive medical bills:  

  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • The loss of one or more limbs 
  • Soft-tissue injuries, such as torn ligaments 
  • Head injuries, such as a fractured skull 

If your loved one did not survive their fatal injuries following a motorcycle accident, this could also contribute to how much you can recover. 

Any Allegations of Fault for Your Accident or Injuries

Fault plays another role in how much financial compensation you could recover. For example, if it’s determined that you were 20% at fault for the accident while the other party was 80% at fault, your potential payout may be reduced by 20%. So, if your damages total $100,000, in this scenario, you could only recover $80,000. 

What does this mean for you? Determining fault is crucial in your motorcycle accident. Using the police report, eyewitness testimony, and other supporting evidence, your lawyer can build a case that holds the negligent party accountable for their actions. You shouldn’t have to pay a dime out of pocket for an accident you didn’t cause. 

The Accident’s Effect on Your Life 

Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, could comprise a significant portion of your motorcycle accident claim’s value. When calculating these damages, your lawyer will consider: 

  • Whether you can live independently 
  • Your quality of life
  • Whether you can continue working (and, if so, in what capacity) 
  • The cost of your financial losses 
  • Your estimated recovery period 

Washington does not cap how much you can request for pain and suffering. So, there’s no limit to what your lawyer may consider an accurate settlement value. 

Your Out-of-Pocket Accident Expenses 

If you spent money on something related to the motorcycle accident, then you can include that cost in your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit’s value. Examples of these expenses include: 

  • Temporary transportation costs, if you relied on your motorcycle as your primary source of transportation 
  • Childcare services
  • In-home help with cooking, cleaning, and lawn care 
  • Modifications to your family home or vehicle 

We encourage you to keep all receipts, bills, and invoices related to your case. That way, we can calculate what constitutes a fair settlement from the liable party. 

You could benefit from consulting a motorcycle accident lawyer regarding your injury claim. They can review your case’s unique circumstances and explain your options. 

What Compensation Can I Recover Through a Motorcycle Accident Case?

Financial recovery through a personal injury claim or lawsuit could include: 

  • Medical bills, including surgeries, hospitalization, and medications
  • Lost income, tips, bonuses, and benefits
  • Loss of future earning capacity 
  • Pain and suffering and inconvenience
  • Property damage costs
  • Other non-economic damages, such as scarring, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life 

If you lost a loved one in a collision, compensable losses in that instance could include final medical bills, loss of consortium, and funeral expenses. Our wrongful death lawyers can advocate for you at each phase of the legal process. 

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How Could I Secure a Fair Payout for a Motorcycle Accident in WA?

When you work with Herschensohn Law’s personal injury team, they’ll handle your case’s obligations from start to finish. We have one primary goal: to secure full and fair financial recovery following your motorcycle crash. 

You can trust that while you focus on getting better, we will: 

  1. Notify your insurer. Even if you didn’t cause the accident, the liable insurance company wants to know about it. Early notification could prevent any delays from impeding your case. 
  2. Investigate the accident and gather evidence. We will gather essential evidence to support your claim, such as your medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert opinions about the accident’s cause and impact.
  3. Calculate your damages. Our law firm will review the accident’s effect on your life to determine what constitutes a fair offer from the liable insurance company. We will use receipts, invoices, and other documentation to establish what you deserve. 
  4. Negotiate with the insurance company. We handle all communications with the liable insurance company. We’ll present your case, respond to offers, and negotiate a fair settlement. Having a legal professional in your corner can help level the playing field and ensure you’re not taken advantage of. 
  5. Represent you at trial. Do most motorcycle accident cases go to court? No; most resolve through negotiations. Could your motorcycle accident case go to court? Maybe. If so, Herschensohn Law is there each step of the way.

We encourage you to connect with our motorcycle accident attorneys as soon as possible, because under the state’s statute of limitations, you don’t have long to act. If you wait too long to seek legal help and file your case, you could lose the right to seek fair compensation, even if you have compelling evidence. 

Get Our Help from Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

Pursuing a motorcycle accident settlement can be complex, but with legal guidance, you can secure a fair outcome that helps you rebuild. Our team has decades of legal experience ready to put to work in your case. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for injured motorcyclists, and we want to advocate for you, too. 

To begin your free case review, consult our motorcycle accident attorneys at (206) 588-4344

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