If you suffered a motorcycle crash in Cocoa Beach or the surrounding area, a Cocoa Beach motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm could help you go after compensation for your losses. Our clients get to focus on getting better because we take care of everything else.
When you call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you’ll receive a free review of your case and learn what our attorneys can do for you.
How Much Money You Could get for Your Cocoa Beach Motorcycle Accident
Every motorcycle accident injury claim can result in different damages, so we will need to review all the evidence before we can estimate the value of your claim. The amount of money you can pursue will depend on the unique facts of your case.
Two of the most significant factors in setting the economic value of your case are the extent and severity of your injuries. Here are some of the types of monetary damages we have recovered for our clients:
- Medical expenses: Typically, you can recover the reasonable cost of medical treatment your wounds require. These items can include the ambulance trip, hospital stay, surgery, prescriptions, and physical therapy, among other things.
- Lost wages: If you missed out on income due to your injuries and medical treatment, we can add that financial loss to your injury claim. This damage category is available to people paid by wages or salary, as well as self-employed individuals.
- Pain and suffering: This category encompasses the physical discomfort and emotional distress of getting injured in a motorcycle accident.
- Other intangible losses: Motorcycle accidents often involve life-changing injuries that can cause a loss of the enjoyment of life, disfigurement from extensive scars, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you lost a loved one because of a motorcycle accident, we can explore your options for seeking wrongful death damages.
The Advantages of Working with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
It can be frustrating and intimidating to navigate through the claims process and seek compensation in Cocoa Beach. When our firm handles your motorcycle accident case, we work directly with the at-fault party’s liability insurance company so you do not have to.
When you have a lawyer from our team representing you, those people are not allowed to contact you directly. You get to focus on your health instead of the stress of handling the claim. Our other services include:
- Accounting for and assigning value to your damages
- Compiling evidence to show what happened and who is responsible for the motorcycle collision
- Identifying each of your damages and calculating the overall case value
- Fighting for your financial recovery with the insurance company and in court if necessary
- Offering legal advice as you make decisions in your case
Moreover, we offer these and other types of legal support without adding to your financial worries.
You Will Not Have to Pay Any Upfront Legal Fees for Our Services
Sometimes people mistakenly think they cannot afford to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle their injury claim in Cocoa Beach. The truth is, you will not have to pay any upfront legal fees to get our help on your case.
We handle motorcycle accidents for a contingency fee. With this fee arrangement, our attorneys work through the entire matter and only receive payment if we win compensation for you. Then, we take a percentage of the insurance settlement or jury award rather than charging you out of pocket.
There Is a Deadline to File a Compensation Claim
Florida’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is four years, as Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) outlines. Meanwhile, our state’s statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is only two years, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
A statute of limitations is the deadline by which one must take legal action or lose the right to do so. For example, if you do not settle your injury claim, you must file a lawsuit before the deadline expires, or Florida law bars you from seeking any money for your losses.
Parties Who Could Be Liable for Your Losses
Different factors could cause a motorcycle collision. For example, a car or truck driver might not notice a motorcyclist when changing lanes or turning because of the motorcycle’s smaller size. Alternatively, the surface of the road might cause the motorcycle to go into a skid because of improper maintenance, debris, or a spill.
Sometimes, multiple factors can contribute to a motorcycle accident. When we investigate your case, we will explore the possibility of multiple defendants who could be financially responsible for your losses and injuries.
Three Pitfalls to Avoid After a Motorcycle Accident
Things that happen after the collision can affect the amount of money you might be able to pursue. Here are a few things to keep in mind that could protect the value of your claim:
- You will want to limit what you say about the collision to others, especially on social media. Photographs and comments can get taken out of context and misinterpreted. For example, a photo of you smiling at a family event could get used as evidence that you are not in as much pain as your injury claim alleges.
- The claims adjuster will likely ask you to give a recorded statement. If that happens, you can tell the adjuster to talk to your attorney. Recorded statements often only benefit the defendant’s insurance company, not you. The transcript can get cherry-picked and cobbled together in a way you did not intend.
- You should not settle your claim until after completing all of your medical treatment. Once you accept a settlement, you will never get any more money from the defendant. Even if your doctor thinks that you need additional medical intervention, like surgery, the at-fault driver will not be responsible for those medical bills. You will have to pay those expenses out of your pocket.
These are just a few helpful suggestions to protect the value of your motorcycle accident injury claim.
Getting Legal Help From a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Cocoa Beach
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we pride ourselves on delivering responsive legal care to our clients. We treat our clients the way we would treat our own families.
When you call our firm for a free initial consultation, we’ll discuss your options and what we can do for you. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to get started – there is no obligation to work with us.
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