Posted on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 12:39 am    

Being injured in a California motorcycle accident can leave you feeling helpless and overwhelmed. In addition to the property damage to your motorcycle and your physical injuries, you may also experience a significant loss of income from being out of work. The emotional and mental stress of dealing with your injuries and the settlement of the accident claim can take a great toll on your ability to focus and concentrate on work and home responsibilities.

The California motorcycle accident lawyers of The Tiemann Law Firm want to help. Our legal team handles all aspects of your motorcycle accident claim, including calculating the value of your injury claim and negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement.

What Compensation Can You Receive for a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

It can be difficult to know who much your motorcycle injury claim is worth unless you know what damages may be included in your claim. Several economic and noneconomic categories of damages are included in a personal injury claim. For a motorcycle accident claim, damages typically fall into one of four main categories:

Property Damage
The damage to your motorcycle needs to be assessed by a competent, experienced motorcycle repair facility. If you did not cause the accident, the insurance company for the responsible party should pay to repair your motorcycle to return it to its condition before the crash. If the cost to repair the motorcycle exceeds the value of the vehicle, the insurance company should pay you the fair market value for the motorcycle in settlement of your property damage claim.

Medical Bills
Motorcyclists can sustain severe and traumatic injuries in a motorcycle crash. Medical bills are typically a large component of a personal injury claim for a motorcycle accident. You should wait until your doctor releases you and provides an impairment rating before you settle your motorcycle accident claim. You want to ensure that you include all medical bills, including the cost of ongoing or future medical treatment, in the settlement demand for your accident.

Loss of Income
Loss of income is another substantial damage in a motorcycle accident claim. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you could also have a loss of earning capacity or future loss of wages if you sustain a disability or impairment. Calculating damages for future loss of income can be complicated. In most cases, an expert witness is required to project the future loss of income based on numerous factors, including your age, education, abilities, experience, and career.

Pain and Suffering
You are also entitled to demand compensation for your pain and suffering or noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages included in a settlement vary. Examples include:

  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life or enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent impairments and disabilities

The value of your pain and suffering is subjective. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Sacramento understands how to use the facts in your case to maximize the amount you might receive for your noneconomic damages.

Get Help from a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney

You do not need to handle your claim on your own. Our legal team works closely with clients to document the injuries and damages for a personal injury claim. We fight for full compensation of all damages for injured motorcyclists.

Contact our Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation by calling The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or by visiting our website.

Client Testimonials

Jennifer T. Testimonial
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I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial
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Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial
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No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.