Filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit for a motorcycle accident looks easy on the surface. However, there are so many factors and legal considerations you have to pay attention to. Our Lake Worth Beach motorcycle accident lawyers can take the burden off your shoulders while you recover from your injuries.
Negligence Can Cause or Contribute to Motorcycle Accidents
Drivers owe motorcyclists a duty of care, just as they do to other motorists on the road. When they engage in negligent driving, accidents can occur, and motorcyclists can suffer severe injuries.
Some examples of driver negligence that can lead to motorcycle accidents include:
- Driving under the influence
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Improper lane changes
- Distracted driving
A Lake Worth Beach motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can determine the cause of your accident and identify the liable party. For example, a government entity may be liable if your accident resulted from defects in the state’s road design. The manufacturer of your motorcycle may be the at-fault party if auto defects contributed to your accident.
Duty of Care
Duty of care is an important element in personal injury cases. You have to establish that the defendant had a duty of care and violated it. Violation of this duty of care by the responsible party constitutes negligence. A plaintiff in a motorcycle accident case has to prove the following to recover damages:
- That the liable party had a standard duty of care to the plaintiff.
- That the liable party’s actions or omissions violated this duty of care.
- That the liable party’s actions or omissions caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
- That the plaintiff suffered injuries from the accident.
What You Need to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
There is a need to take specific actions after a motorcycle accident for the case to be strong.Florida Statutes § 316.065 requires you to report any accident that results in bodily injury, a death, or damage worth $500 or more. Calling the police to the accident scene is a good way to document the accident. Call law enforcement even if you suspect you have not sustained injuries or the damage is less than $500.
Make sure that the police take a report once they arrive at the scene. Try as much as you can to preserve any evidence at the accident scene. Record the contact information of anyone involved in the accident or anyone who witnessed the accident.
Remember that your safety is paramount in all situations. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident. Medical documents and police reports can support your case.
How Our Lake Worth Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
You may recover compensation either by filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. Involving a motorcycle accident lawyer in both processes can take the burden off your shoulders.
Retaining a motorcycle accident lawyer can allow you to focus on your health and physical recovery while also pursuing compensation. Our lawyers can determine what fair compensation looks like in your case. They can negotiate with insurers, assess offers, and represent you in a trial.
Our previous clients’ testimonials can give you an idea of what it is like working with our firm. Take a look:
The Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine went above and beyond all expectations in providing me with top notch service and follow through in successfully settling my case for me, and negotiating my medical bills. Their entire staff were very hands on in providing me with updates. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of their services!” – Adam S
- Prompt and courteous answers to questions. Great communication from everyone involved with your case. Phenomenal case results. A completely and thoroughly enjoyable legal experience from beginning to conclusion of my case. Thank you so much.” – Jos I.
- “I was very pleased with the service I received from the law firm of Anidjar and Levine. I was glad I picked this law firm to represent me. Shire was very attentive and worked hard to make sure all of my concerns were sufficiently addressed. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone!” – Viviana J.
The Statute of Limitation May Affect Your Case
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you must file your personal injury lawsuit within four years, generally. The court can dismiss any lawsuits that fail to meet this statute of limitations. Victims who were minors at the time of the accident may have extensions to this deadline.
We can help you meet this deadline as long as you call us soon enough. We can begin working on your case immediately and streamline the filing process.
Types of Compensation You May Receive
Think about the medical costs for your injuries, the repair costs you will incur suppose you were driving too during the accident, and the lost wages for the period you were receiving treatment. You shouldn’t have to face these financial burdens if someone else caused your accident.
- You may qualify for recovery of your:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
Legal Help Is a Phone Call Away
Motorcycle accidents may result in debilitating effects on the victims. Your first step after an accident should be to inform the authorities and look for medical attention. This is instrumental in pursuing compensation from a liable party.
Our Lake Worth Beach motorcycle accident lawyers can help every step of the way. Get in touch with the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine. Call us to take advantage of a free case consultation.
We Can Help.