Whether it is Cranes Roost Park, Cranes Roost Lake, or State Road 436, Altamonte Springs is a location that is typically ideal for motorcyclists. Accidents happen very quickly, however, and it is often possible for people to be seriously hurt. You or a family member could be facing a stack of medical bills and significant time away from work.
You may be entitled to various forms of compensation for your losses. If you were recently harmed in a motorcycle accident, an Altamonte Springs motorcycle accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you explore your legal options. We help motorcycle accident victims rebuild their lives.
What a Lawyer Can do for You After Your Altamonte Springs Motorcycle Accident
One of the first things an attorney at our firm will be able to do for you is conduct an independent investigation into your accident. Our injury lawyer will know how to secure all key evidence needed to prove the other party’s negligence. They will:
- Obtain the accident report
- Collect medical documents
- Speak with eyewitnesses
- Take photos and collect video if it exists
- Identify all possible liable parties
- Consult with experts, like medical and accident reconstruction specialists
Dealing with the Insurance Companies
In many cases, our attorney is going to have to negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company. Insurers are usually quick to offer motorcycle accident victims compensation after an accident, but the amounts offered are usually far less than what you will need to move forward.
When you hire a lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, they will calculate all your losses and file a claim on your behalf. They will know exactly what you need and deserve for your injuries, and they will be able to build a case for compensation. While most cases often settle before a trial, there is the possibility that a motorcycle accident case could end up before a jury.
We Offer a Free Consultation for Accident Victims
Our firm offers free consultations to motorcycle accident victims. This arrangement means that there is no risk for you to talk to one of our team members about your accident and gain some insight into what will happen with your case.
Damages You May Collect Following a Motorcycle Accident in Altamonte Springs
Our lawyer will also know exactly what kind of damages you could demand, both economic and non-economic. Economic damages refer to tangible losses that can be calculated and proven, like medical bills and lost wages. Non-economic damages are much more subjective and could account for pain and suffering or emotional distress.
Damages in these cases may include:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses, both current and future, such as medications, surgery, rehabilitation, therapy, transportation, doctors’ visits, care costs, and mobility equipment
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety
- Permanent disability
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket costs
If you lost a loved one, please accept our condolences. We can help you through this difficult time and be sure to demand such damages as:
- Past medical expenses
- Burial and funeral costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support and protection
Time Limits on Motorcycle Accident Cases in Altamonte Springs
It is important to understand that there is a limited amount of time to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit. These time limits, known as the statute of limitations, are found in Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
The statute lays out several different kinds of claims, and “an action founded on negligence” or “an action for injury to a person” must be filed within four years of the date of the accident. However, a wrongful death case must be filed within two years of your family member’s passing.
It is important to get a lawyer from our firm involved as soon as possible to begin investigating the case and getting the paperwork filed on time. If you wait too long to take action, you will run the risk of not recovering anything.
Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
There is little doubt that motorcyclists are far more exposed to danger on the road than people in other motor vehicles. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles FLHSMV, there were 8,045 motorcycle crashes in 2020, 8,895 in 2019, and 9,143 in 2018 for a three-year average of 8,694 crashes.
For that reason, motorcyclists frequently suffer serious injuries, even in crashes that may seem minor in a car.
The truth is that even a small bump can be enough to throw a motorcyclist off his or her bike, and the result can often be devastating. Motorcycle accidents can result in:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Road rash
If you suffered any of these injuries, you could face many long months of treatment and rehabilitation. Recovery could take a matter of months or require several years before you are fully restored to your ideal health. If you are recovering from injuries, you should be compensated for the time you missed from work as well as your pain and suffering.
Find Your Altamonte Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Anybody who has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Altamonte Springs, Florida, may be entitled to compensation. Glen B. Levine and Marc Anidjar have years of experience helping injured people all over Florida get the compensation they need and deserve after being involved in a motorcycle accident.
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we handle cases in Seminole County and surrounding areas of Florida. If you or your child sustained catastrophic injuries in any kind of motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligence in Altamonte Springs or another community in Seminole County, we are ready to assist you.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today. Our firm has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Tampa. If necessary, we can come to you if you are confined to a hospital. Do not miss your chance to pursue the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
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