Motorcycle Accidents in South Florida and What You Need to Know

The ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen secured motorcycles as legendary status for how to look cool and tough. It’s not a coincidence that Clint Eastwood, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley were all shown riding motorcycles, making them more popular. However, the reality is that motorcyclists always were, and always will be much more susceptible to serious personal injuries when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents because of the inherent lack of protection. Motorcycles are cool, there’s no doubt about that, but the truth is that they are also an accident waiting to happen. And motorcycle accidents happen a lot in south Florida. 

If you’ve been searching online for the best motorcycle accident lawyers you’ve probably realized that there are many to chose from. Our experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Englander Peebles will be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.

If you or someone you love were involved in a motorcycle accident in Florida and sustained an injury, you will need the best personal injury lawyers because you may be entitled to compensation for the following: 

  • Your injuries 
  • Pain 
  • Suffering 
  • Medical bills 
  • And newfound financial hardship 

Recovering Damages After A Motorcycle Accident

In order to recover “damages” in Florida in a personal injury lawsuit over a motorcycle accident, you must first prove that the accident was directly caused by another person’s negligence.  Because motorcycles are a notoriously dangerous means of transportation, and because a motorcyclist is not a covered person under the No-Fault Law in Florida you will need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to help you with your case. No-fault coverage ensures that all medical bills will be paid regardless of who was at fault in an accident, but since No-fault laws do not apply to motorcycles this means that any motorcycle driver must pursue compensation from the other drivers’ insurance for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and damage to the motorcycle. 

Our team of lawyers can often recover damages that can pay for medical bills, damaged property, loss of work and wages, physical therapy, and much more. If you can prove that another driver’s negligent actions caused the accident that resulted in your injury, you can file a motorcycle accident claim against another driver. 

What would be considered “driver negligence?” Anything from: 

  • Speeding
  • Racing
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Signs/ signals
  • Running a red light
  • Failing to stop at a stop sign
  • Making illegal turns
  • DUI

The More You Know

It is also a little known fact that you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the city or state government for a motorcycle accident.  If the government fails to maintain roadways, traffic signals, or signs, and it results in a motorcycle accident, the state is liable for damages. Your local government has a responsibility to ensure that all roadways are safe and free of common hazards like potholes, obstructed streets and that all road signs and traffic signals are working properly – in full view for all drivers to see.  Lastly, you can also file a lawsuit for damages against the actual motorcycle manufacturer, if your accident was caused by a mechanical malfunction or design defect.

Contact Us Today

Without the best legal representation for a motorcycle accident in Florida, you could lose out on the money that you deserve. With Englander Peebles, you’re in goods hands, as we happen to have some of the best personal injury lawyers in Florida. We will help you evaluate your case, file the appropriate paperwork, and represent you in settlement hearings and court. Call today to see what Englander Peebles can do for you.

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