Whether you use your motorcycle as part of your job or ride for pleasure as a hobby, life on two wheels brings a sense of freedom rarely found anywhere else. However, with limited protection, motorcyclists are at risk of life-changing injuries if they get into an accident with another road user.
If you lost a loved one or were injured in an accident that was not your fault, an Amelia Island motorcycle accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. We are committed to ensuring you recover the compensation you and your family deserve when the worst happens.
Our Motorcycle Injury Attorneys Can Help You Prove Your Compensation Claim
Proving a case begins with a thorough investigation into the accident’s cause to identify who is responsible. Issues can arise when liability (who is to blame for the accident) is challenged. As such, we draw on many years of experience to help our clients through the complex legal process by providing honest, clear, and realistic legal advice.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), human error causes more than 90 percent of all road traffic accidents. These errors commonly include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving, such as using a smartphone or other in-car technologies
- Poorly designed intersections
- Hazardous weather conditions
- Reckless driving, such as speeding
- Failing to adhere to traffic controls, signs, or signals
- Failing to signal during vehicle maneuvers
When someone else’s careless actions cause an accident, injured parties can pursue compensation. Once we determine who is responsible for your accident, we can gather the evidence necessary to prove fault. Evidence can come from many sources, such as:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- CCTV footage where available
- Photo or video evidence
- Written documentation
- A crash scene investigator’s expert testimony
While proving negligence (fault) is critical to the success of your case, you will also need to show that your injuries are from the accident. Causation is usually determined after reviewing evidence, such as your medical records and medical professionals’ expert testimony.
Again, your injury lawyer can help gather the evidence needed to establish the link between the accident and your injuries.
Next Stages: Calculating Your Financial Losses
Not all motorbike accident claims are straightforward, and no two accidents are the same. As such, in personal injury law, the amount of money you recover is based on your damages (your injuries and other losses related to the accident). However, several other factors will determine how much compensation you could receive.
To understand how we calculate your case’s value, it can be helpful to know the different types of damages available. In a motorbike injury lawsuit, compensation can be awarded for:
- Current and future medical bills and treatment costs
- Current and ongoing rehabilitation and specialist therapy costs
- Loss of earnings (including reduced earning capacity in the future if your employment is affected) and other work-related benefits
- Any necessary home and vehicle adaptations
- Specialist equipment required for your ongoing care
- Costs of home care and household assistance
- Travel expenses for medical appointments
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle
Your settlement amount could also be affected by misinformed bias against motorcyclists from the police, insurance company, or jury. Our attorneys can identify and defend you against discrimination, ensuring you are fairly represented while protecting your rights.
Liability is often hotly contested during litigation. If you are assigned any blame for the accident, it will reduce the compensation you recover. However, the evidence must show how or if you contributed to the collision. As such, we fight your corner to mitigate any counterclaims against you based on the evidence we have to support your case.
Final Stage: Settlement Negotiations
Insurance companies are for-profit organizations and seek to settle for the lowest amount to protect their bottom lines. As such, an insurer will rarely open negotiations with their best offer. Therefore, we draw on our prior knowledge, experience, and negotiation skills to request the most compensation we can for your unique situation.
You are not just a commodity to us. We see you, your family, your future, and the challenges you face because another person’s negligence injured you. Our clients are the beating heart that drives our passion and commitment to deliver the best legal representation we can provide.
How Long Do I Have to Sue After an Amelia Island Motorcycle Accident?
Time matters in motorcycle accident cases. Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) allow four years for injured motorcyclists to begin legal proceedings. If a motorcycle accident causes fatal injuries, surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
Acting sooner rather than later also means our injury attorneys can quickly gather and preserve the evidence necessary to prove your case.
How Much Does It Cost to Pursue a Compensation Claim?
We believe there should be no financial barriers preventing people from pursuing compensation. As such, we offer a free initial consultation and provide our legal services on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means we get paid only when you win. Our fees are then taken from a percentage of your settlement or verdict.
We are always transparent about our charges and will be honest about the likelihood of your case succeeding, along with how much compensation you are likely to recover.
What Our Clients Say About Working With Us:
“Shire Patel worked with me on my case and was absolutely amazing! Sharp as a knife and fought hard against the insurance with my best interest in mind at all times. He was also very responsive and always kept in touch, updating me about my case at all hours. I had very high expectations for my injury compensation, and he exceeded them beyond belief.” – Daniel R.
“I hired Anidjar and Levine for a car accident case, in the course of the case Anidjar & Levine protected my character, my future…went far and beyond what initially were hired for. As a conclusion they won my case and successfully managed to protect my character. These guys are amazing attorneys, they are the BEST!!! If I could give them 100 stars here they would get that and more. Highly recommend this office.They got it done, thank you!!!!!!” – Erika C.
When You Are Hurting, We Get to Work
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are committed to representing, protecting, and supporting injured motorcyclists and their families. With prior experience in accident cases involving serious, fatal, and catastrophic injuries, we do whatever it takes to help you access the financial support you need to move on with your life.
To get your case started, call and discuss your situation with our motorcycle accident attorneys serving Amelia Island at 1-800-747-3733.
We Can Help.