Motorcycle Accidents: Why Experience Counts
Whether you are new to riding a motorcycle or an old pro, you know that experience counts. The same is true if you have had a motorcycle accident. An experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney will be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve!
If you or someone you know were involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained an injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Your injuries
- Medical bills
- Newfound financial hardship
- And more
In order to recover “damages” in a personal injury lawsuit- specifically 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, you will need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney team to help you with your case.
An experienced attorney from Englander Peebles will help you evaluate your case, file the appropriate paperwork, and successfully represent you in settlement hearings or in court.
Why Are There So Many Motorcycle Accidents?
We’ve all seen or heard about an accident on a motorcycle and we have all have seen (and heard) motorcycles weaving in and out of traffic. It can be difficult to notice a motorcycle in traffic, so this results in people following too closely, unintentionally cutting them off, and other life-threatening consequences.
Although motorcycles are a common means of travel throughout the highways and streets of South Florida each year, motorcycle riders are more vulnerable to severe injuries than people who are driving automobiles. A motorcyclist is exposed to a direct impact between their body and the pavement or another vehicle; with only 2 wheels motorcycles are not as stable as other vehicles; because they are significantly lighter than other motor vehicles (i.e. cars, trucks and buses) motorcycles are more susceptible to a lighter impact which causes much greater damage; motorcycles are not as visible as a larger vehicle and other drivers.
Motorcycle accidents inherently present unique challenges even for an experienced attorney. As your attorneys, Englander Peebles plays a critical role in identifying and overcoming any challenges that may come along during your case. To win, we must show that the motorcycle operator was operating their motorcycle in a reasonable, prudent, and legal manner.
According to Florida statutes, they place a four-year time limit (known as a statute of limitations) on legal actions founded on negligence. This includes motorcycle accident claims. The deadlines are strictly enforced with only very narrow exceptions.
Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys Who Win
Any motorcycle crash victim should seek legal representation as soon as possible. They should not wait to see how serious their injuries become before contacting an experienced attorney. Having experienced legal representation can be the difference in having your motorcycle replaced and your medical bills paid for and losing your bike and paying thousands of dollars!
Our motorcycle lawyers can often recover damages that can pay for medical bills, damaged property, loss of work and wages, physical therapy, and much more. We can prove that another driver’s negligent actions caused an accident that resulted in your injury; you can file a motorcycle accident claim against another driver.
If you have had a motorcycle accident, were seriously injured or if your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash in South Florida, it is in your best interest to quickly retain a motorcycle accident lawyer.
Call us now or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation that will allow our lawyers to provide a complete evaluation of your case.