Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Attorneys Florida
Why need Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Florida
How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You
Florida insurance regulations along with insurance carriers that are dishonest can complicate the process of recovering compensation for injured motorcyclists. It is important for injured riders or others acting on behalf of their loved ones, to retain a lawyer who has the most experience handling these types of claims in court.
Our lawyers have a successful history of handling claims against insurance companies and winning verdicts for injuries that you may have sustained in a head-on collision. While each case may be different and damages will vary from one accident to the next, our attorneys will be committed to helping motorcyclists recover compensation for their losses. This compensation may include medical bills along with property damage.
You may have legal recourse if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. To learn more about how our reputable attorneys may be able to help you, please contact us today.
Should You Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
It may be difficult for you to recover compensation following a crash if you are an injured rider. This is especially true if you are pursuing a claim without the assistance of a lawyer. With Personal Injury Insurance Protection only being required in some states for vehicles that have four or more wheels, motorcyclists do not have to have PIP coverage.
If you own a car that is covered by PIP insurance and are the motorcyclist that is injured, your coverage will not extend to accidents that occur while you are on your motorcycle. If you are uninsured, you may end up struggling to pay for costly medical bills. You may run into even more problems if your injury prevents you from working.
A lawyer can explain the options that you will have for pursuing compensation if you were injured in a crash, for your medical bills and other losses that you may have incurred. If you contact a lawyer directly after the accident, they can begin to collect evidence and all information needed to support your claim so that you can receive compensation. To help build your claim in court, your lawyer may:
- Obtain police reports and reports from the scene
- Gather statements from witnesses
- Take photographs of the scene
- Look into the other motorists driving history
- Try and reconstruct the scene of the accident
- Recreate the accident itself
- Review all medical records
- Get consults from experts
- Contact insurance companies on your behalf
Why Choose Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys?
At our firm, the motorcycle accident lawyers are familiar with laws governing motorcycles — which differ significantly from those about car accidents. We also have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies, even the dishonest ones. We have access to the best experts, including medical experts and accident re-constructionists. By working with these individuals, our lawyers have established a successful track record of results in recovering compensation for injured motorcyclists and their families.
What Should You Know About Claims Filed For Your Motorcycle Accident Injury
If you were not at fault, you might be able to seek damages from the party that was negligent in causing the crash. While you will not be covered by PIP insurance, you will not be bound by the restrictions placed on this insurance. This means that you will not be limited to the damages that you are seeking to compensate for your losses, including the damages that you are experiencing for suffering and pain.
Accident claims involve PIP insurance, and to be able to pursue compensation from the negligent party they require the injured party to pass an “injury threshold.” Your compensation will not allow you to claim suffering damages or recovery of pain. Motorcyclists do not have to pass this injury threshold to be able to seek compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical costs, suffering, and pain.
We Handle the Negotiations with Insurance Companies
After you are in a motorcycle accident, your lawyer may contact the negligent party’s insurance company and try to negotiate a settlement for the costs that you have incurred as a result of your crash. Your attorney will leverage information that they have collected to try and recover compensation for all of your expenses. If these negotiations with insurance companies end up being unsuccessful or unsatisfactory, your lawyer may be able to help you pursue legal action against the negligent party.
Negligence and Your Claim for Your Motorcycle Accident
Lawsuits for motorcycle accidents fall under the category of personal injury. These are based on the theory of negligence. This means that your lawyer will have to prove that the other driver involved in your accident was at fault because they failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. To be able to this, your lawyer will conduct an investigation to learn more about the incident such as:
- If the other driver followed traffic laws
- If the other driver paid attention to his or her surroundings
- If the other driver was driving under the influence
These are just a few things that your motorcycle accident will investigate to be prepared for your claim.
How Is Product Liability Related To Your Motorcycle Accident?
In some cases, a defect in your car, or the other party’s car, could have led to the crash. In these cases, your lawsuit may have the possibility to be against the manufacturer of the vehicle or its parts to recover compensation for your injuries. In these circumstances, the attorney will have a conduct an investigation to study the vehicle and determine whether it had any defects before the accident. Your attorney will work alongside forensic experts to determine the following:
- The motorcycle was defective or had a faulty part and was “unreasonably dangerous.”
- You were operating the motorcycle as intended
- The bike’s performance had not changed since you initially purchased it
The defects that you can use to file a product liability claim can include:
- Defective tires
- Defective fuel systems
Can Your Lawsuit Be For Wrongful Death?
If your motorcycle accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you might have the choice to recover compensation through a lawsuit for wrongful death. A lawyer can help the family of the deceased prove the other driver was negligent and that was the cause of the victim’s death.
What Compensation Can You Recover?
In litigation or negotiations against an insurance company or negligent party, our lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:
Wages Lost: As a victim, you can claim compensation for wages you could have made if the crash hadn’t ever happened. You can also get compensation for the time that you had to be away from work while you recovered.
- Medical Expenses for Past and Future: As a victim, you can receive compensation for all of your hospital care, surgery emergency visits, and more as long as your injuries are a result of your accident.
- Mental Anguish: As a victim or the family of a lost loved one, you may also be awarded compensation for the emotional pain that you have suffered from since the accident. This suffering can include being embarrassed, constantly nervous, always worried, grief, and feelings of fright.
- Suffering and Pain: Since you are not covered under PIP insurance, you may be able to claim compensation to handle your suffering and pain after your crash. Factors that will be used to determine whether you may require compensation will include the duration of your pain, the extent of your pain, and the nature of the injury.
You may also be able to file for Loss of Consortium if you are the spouse of a victim of a motorcycle crash. We can help you find out if this is something that may benefit you.
Common Injuries That You May Face With a Motorcycle Accident
When you are on a motorcycle, you have little protection from other vehicles as well as the elements. Therefore, the injuries that you obtain in a crash can be life-threatening and very serious and can include:
- Trauma to your head
- Injuries to spinal cord
- Injuries to your neck
- Damage to your brain
- Loss of limbs
- Becoming paralyzed
You may be entitled to compensation if you were injured, or lost a loved one, in an accident involving a motorcycle. Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys today to find out how we can help you.