The roads are crowded with aggressive drivers who go too fast, and riders know that drivers are not good at seeing motorcyclists on the road.
As a result, too many motorcycle drivers and riders are injured or killed due to reckless passenger vehicle drivers.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, then you need the services of a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer. Your Insurance Attorney has the resources and experience required to investigate these incidents.
Additionally, we can take your case before the courts if the insurance company refuses to consider an equitable settlement.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there is an average of 4,000 motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. each year. This accounts for some 13 percent of all traffic fatalities.
Ride Smart Florida reports that this percentage is even higher within the state. The organization says that approximately 400 motorcyclists die here each year, which equals about 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in Florida.
Moreover, statistics suggest that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to die in a collision than they would be if they were in a car or truck.
Whether in a car or on a motorcycle, everyone who uses Florida’s highways and byways should do their best to follow the law and the rules of the road.
Nonetheless, drivers and riders routinely breach this duty. Accidents of varying degrees of seriousness are frequently the result. When injuries are sustained by the victim of one of these collisions, that victim has the right to pursue compensation for the damages they received.
When our motorcycle accident attorneys can show that a driver was negligent and caused injuries to a motorcyclist, then it is possible for the victim to get compensation to help pay for medical bills and damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The experience and insight of our motorcycle accident lawyers are especially valuable.
In general, it is not easy to establish a driver’s negligence in a motorcycle collision. Doing so requires a thorough investigation at a minimum. It may be necessary to obtain the testimony of expert witnesses as well.
Florida law relies on a comparative negligence theory, which means that the negligence or fault for an accident may be distributed amongst several parties.
As an example, consider that you are a motorcyclist who is speeding. The driver of a car fails to yield the right of way to you, and a collision occurs. Rather than finding that the car driver is solely responsible, it may be determined that the driver was 80 percent at fault. In comparison, you were 20 percent at fault.
This means that you can only recover 80 percent of the damages to which you would have been entitled if you had not been at fault in the accident.
As you can see, it’s critical that you consult with us as soon as you can after a crash. This makes it possible to conduct a full investigation that helps minimize the blame placed on you and ensures that the at-fault party’s insurance company must compensate you for your damages.
Acting quickly ensures that your legal representative has a chance to review all evidence and obtain witness testimony while it is still fresh in their minds.
Your Insurance Attorney will investigate all of the factors that may have contributed to the accident to ensure that the appropriate parties can assign negligence in the incident.
We handle all of the negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Thanks to our knowledge of insurance law and policy language, it may be possible to obtain a favorable and appropriate settlement without the need to file a lawsuit.
Additionally, if these negotiations fall through, we can immediately file a lawsuit that will help you recover the compensation you may deserve so that you can get on with your life.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents can be incredibly debilitating. If you are dealing with the untimely loss of a loved one, then you definitely shouldn’t try taking on the insurance company by yourself.
Given the significant number of factors that come into play when establishing negligence in a motorcycle accident, it pays to have a seasoned legal professional working on your behalf.
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