Motorcycle Accident Results in 8.6 Million Dollar Verdict

People often want to know how much their personal injury claim is worth.  Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney Richard Griffin explains that there are a lot of different factors, but the extent of the injury is a big one.  One example is William Corley and Michelle Corley v. Floyd County Medical Services and Charles Thaxton, No. 13CV-00105-KFL002.  In this recent motorcycle accident case in Floyd County that resulted in a jury verdict of $8.6 million dollars for a motorcyclist who suffered a leg injury that required an amputation.

What was the basis of this verdict of over $8.6 million?

  • Past medical treatment = $422,000
  • Future medical treatment =$2,000,000
  • past lost earnings = $178,000
  • past pain and suffering = $5,500,000

The jury heard testimony that the personal injury claimant would always walk with a limp, he would always suffer from a great deal of pain while walking on his prosthesis, and would have to take it off and use a wheelchair every night.  This resulted in pain and suffering from the jury of $5,500,000.  The prosthetic leg would have to be replaced every 3 to 5 years for a projected cost of $2,000,000.

Every case is different and other important factors in determining the value of a personal injury claim include:

  • type and extent of the injury
  • did the treatment involve injections and surgeries
  • type and cost of the past and future medical treatment
  • extent of permanent injury and permanent impairment
  • extent of disrupti0n to the claimant’s life (negative impact)
  • extent and intensity of the pain
  • did the defendant’s conduct create punitive damage exposure?
  • does your motorcycle accident attorney have a high degree of skill and experience

To find out what your case is worth from an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, you can call the Griffin Law Firm at 877-PAIN-LAW (877-724-6529), or you can use the below PAIN LAW Settlement Calculator:

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