As a motorcycle accident victim, you or your loved one may have serious injuries and damages. Yet you may not get fully compensated through insurance. Struggling through the claims process may aggravate your other worries, including lack of transportation, chronic pain, and medical expenses.
Our personal injury firm has years of experience fighting to get Bradenton residents financial compensation for their losses. Legal representation from our team should make the legal process and pursuing compensation easier for you. Call our experienced team today to schedule a free consultation.
How Does a Lawyer Determine the Value of a Motorcycle Accident Case?
Our motorcycle accident attorneys can determine the value of your case by calculating your expenses and putting a dollar amount on your non-financial losses.
Our attorneys have various methods of evaluating accident claims that don’t come with receipts (such as emotional pain). The value we determine is most often recognized by insurance companies and those who preside over court cases.
While this makes the process more objective, it’s still difficult to put a monetary value on PTSD or other deeply personal losses like disfigurement. Our accident attorney can help to determine the extent of your losses with a thorough case evaluation. While compensation can’t take away your suffering, it may give you the means to cope.
What Damages Can I Claim In My Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Case?
Many motorcycle accident victims experience severe physical and financial damage. Some people even suffer mental and emotional trauma. While not documentable with a receipt, many of these losses still affect accident survivors in many aspects of their lives.
If a Florida personal injury claimant files through their insurance adjuster, they may not get the maximum compensation for their losses. Most insurers only pay basic financial damages like medical bills.
This limited compensation isn’t good enough for many victims. Our experienced lawyers can help you determine your damages so we can fight for appropriate monetary compensation. Your calculable losses may include economic damages like:
- Medical bills and costs for further care, such as physical therapy
- Lost earnings if your injuries prevent you from working
- The cost of repairing or replacing your motorcycle
- Physical pain your injuries cause
- Attorney’s fees
In addition to financial compensation, an injured person may also be entitled to non-economic damages. These types of compensation are often difficult to quantify but can include the following:
- Mental suffering and distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional trauma
These non-economic damages are important because they can help you receive more money than what is available through insurance.
Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accident Damages
If you and your family are experiencing the loss of a loved one, we are sorry for what you must be going through. We know that money can’t make up for everything your loved one added to your life; however, financial relief can make life easier as you mourn.
Here are some common damages in wrongful death cases:
- Outstanding bills for emergency care services
- A loss of income and benefits
- Your mental and emotional suffering
- Your loss of spousal support
- Your children’s loss of parental support
- Funeral costs and related burial expenses
Paying your daily expenses after such a loss is already burden enough. With additional debts and expenses your loved one accrued, you may suffer from significant financial insecurity. Our lawyers hope to offer you relief.
How Do Lawyers Negotiate Motorcycle Accident Injury Settlements?
One of the most likely scenarios is that your lawyer will have to file a lawsuit to get compensation in Florida. Court proceedings must show that the responsible party is liable, so the insurance company is legally compelled to pay.
We Have Better Bargaining Power With a Stronger Case
Your team will do its best to secure and use valuable evidence to prove that the other party is responsible for your losses and that they are extensive enough to warrant a lawsuit.
Because Florida is a no-fault state, the other driver isn’t liable for your losses, regardless of whether they caused the accident, unless you are severely injured. Once your lawyers establish that the qualifications for a lawsuit are met, they must prove that the other party is liable.
Common forms of evidence in motorcycle accident cases include:
- Photos of the crash scene: The police report and photos taken at the time can prove the collision’s seriousness.
- Witness statements: Witnesses who saw the accident happen can testify about what happened and how it affected them.
- Police report: Police officers’ notes on the investigation can detail the facts of the case.
- Medical records: Medical professionals’ notes on your treatment can reveal helpful details about your injuries.
- Dashcam or other footage of the collision: If there were any witnesses or the police officer didn’t take down all the information, this footage could help prove liability.
- Testimony from medical experts: Our attorneys work with the medical experts to determine which parts of your body were damaged during the accident. They also look into the cause of the accident. This helps us build a strong case against the other party.
- Forensic and physical evidence: We may gather forensic evidence like blood samples, tire marks, and skid marks to prove that the other driver was negligent. Physical evidence includes things like broken bones, bruises, and scrapes.
- Expert testimony: An expert witness can explain the science behind an injury and its cause. For example, we may need to call an engineer to discuss the bike’s design and road conditions.
- Black box data: Black box recorders (also known as “data recorders”) are devices that store information about the vehicle’s speed, braking, acceleration, and steering before and after the accident. These records prove negligence by showing that the other driver violated traffic laws.
Using this evidence, your legal team will show that the liable party acted negligently or recklessly toward you, ultimately causing the accident and your injuries.
How Our Bradenton Personal Injury Attorneys Help Motorcycle Accident Victims
In addition to motorcycle accidents and wrongful death cases, we handle personal injury claims from car crashes to construction accidents. We understand that personal and property insurance may not be enough for accident victims with severe injuries and property damage.
We help clients recover damages by holding the negligent party responsible for their actions.
Our testimonials show that our strategy gets results for clients like you. You can also expect your attorney to push hard for a fair outcome in your case. While we provide all standard services, our team goes above and beyond in many ways.
With us, you can expect that your team will:
- Help you meet the filing deadline for a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim
- Schedule appointments like motorcycle repairs
- Be available to you via email and phone at any time, any day of the week
- Keep you updated about your case as it progresses
- Work closely with your doctor and hospital staff to ensure that you receive the best medical care possible
Start Your Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Case for No Upfront Costs or Fees
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we understand that accident victims often don’t have extra money to hire a lawyer. Our contingency-fee policy means you can secure legal help from our law firm without any upfront payment. Simply put, you don’t pay unless we win.
In addition, we’re proud to offer free consultations to new clients. During these meetings, we’ll discuss your case and answer questions about how we can help you get compensation. Afterward, you’ll know whether we’re right for you.
To learn more about our services and how we could help you get financial relief, contact us or fill out our case evaluation form today.
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