Motorcycle accidents are a common cause of crushed limbs resulting in the forced amputation legs, arms, and fingers in the United States. Why? Because you are not protected by the steel frames of a vehicle, but are often on the receiving end of the impact. As a result you are often injured severely depending on the impact. These injuries are sometimes an amputation, which can leave the rider permanently injured or disabled. So what do you do after these types of accidents? Who do you call? How do you seek recovery for your injuries? These are all good questions, which we will answer below.
What Do to do after a Motorcycle AccidentAmputations caused by crushed limbs are not uncommon in motorcycle accidents. After an accident clients are often forced to deal with medical bills and often times a completely new way of life. This can be a complicated time for the injured victim. In such cases it is your attorneys job to seek recovery for your injuries. Issues such as medical bills, loss of income and pain and suffering compensation should be handled by your attorney. Subsequent to your accident you will be contacted by multiple insurance companies, agents and adjusters. The best thing you can do is not make any statements with regards to your case. Statements are often recorded and will be used against you. A recorded statement will be replayed by insurance adjusters in order to deny your claim. So make sure no statements of any kind are made regardless of fault.
Getting Compensation for Your InjuriesBy recovery we are referring to money damages. Money damages will be determined by the value of the insurance policy and the assets of the at fault party. If no insurance policy exist, you will need to evaluate whether you have uninsured motorist coverage, which will allow you to recover for your injuries. What is an average amputation injury case worth? Without knowing all the facts, it is impossible for me to give you an analysis. Here is what we generally look at when deciding what your amputation case is worth.
- How old was the injured party?
- What type of work did they perform before the accident?
- Will they be able to still perform their duties?
- Was proper insurance coverage in place?