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How does a motorbike accident solicitor calculate how much compensation for a motorcycle accident can be claimed? I would like to know how much motorcycle accident compensation will be awarded if I pursue a claim for compensation before I decide to take legal action.

Question:

How does a motorbike accident solicitor calculate how much compensation for a motorcycle accident can be claimed? I would like to know how much motorcycle accident compensation will be awarded if I pursue a claim for compensation before I decide to take legal action.

Answer:

When you first speak with a motorcycle accident solicitor about making a claim for motorcycle accident compensation you will need to describe the circumstances surrounding the accident and why you feel that a third party is liable. You must also tell the motorcycle accident solicitor about the injuries you have sustained, what the doctor told you when you were examined after your accident and any treatment you have received.

After listening to your account of the accident, a motorcycle accident solicitor will be able to tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim for motorcycle accident compensation. It is unlikely however that any motorcycle accident solicitor will be able to give you an accurate idea of how much personal injury compensation you will be entitled to claim without first completing a thorough assessment of your case. Motorcycle compensation amounts require that complex calculations are made. There is no such thing as a standard claim for motorcycle injury damages and these can vary considerably depending on the specifics of each case.

A motorcycle accident solicitor will be an expert in making legal claims for compensation, but will not be an expert on medical matters. As such, it is often not possible to calculate compensation amounts for your injuries until medical experts have been consulted to determine the extent of your injuries and how these will affect future health. Medical experts will also be needed to determine the chances of making a full recovery and how long rehabilitation should take. This information will be used to work out the compensation amounts that are applicable in any motorcycle accident claims. Your age, sex and general state of health at the time of the accident will also need to be considered, together with the ‘loss of amenity’ caused by your injuries.

A motorcycle accident solicitor must be advised about any medical expenses you have incurred, and any other fees or costs that you are likely to incur as a result of your injuries. All of the costs associated with your accident and injuries will be claimed as special damages, and these can considerably increase the compensation amounts applicable in motorcycle accident claims. Only when all of the factors have been considered by a motorcycle accident solicitor can an accurate compensation figure be provided. You can then make the decision about whether it is worth your while to make a claim for motorcycle accident compensation.