Riding a motorcycle is fun, and most cyclists wouldn’t trade a thing for the adrenaline-filled rides to work, school, or adventures. Bikers love riding on Neptune Beach roads, but motorcycle accidents are still a risk.
If you fall victim to a bad motorcycle accident, you deserve compensation for the suffering and damages. Our Neptune Beach motorcycle accident lawyers can help you file a claim against the at-fault party.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle crash can be a frustrating and terrifying experience, especially when they involve wrongful deaths. After an accident, here are a few steps you can try to take:
Check for Injuries
Immediately after the accident, move away from heavy traffic and check for cuts, bruises, fractures, and other injuries. If you’re badly hurt, call an ambulance to get prompt medical attention. For mild injuries, stick around to document the accident scene. You worry about getting better—we take care of everything else.
Record the Accident Scene
If you want to have a compelling claim against the liable party, you need all the evidence from the accident scene. Record the accident details by taking pictures, recording videos, and onlooker’s statements.
Share Contact Information with Others
Ask the other party to give you their personal and insurance information to make it easy for you to reach them for compensation. This data includes their names, addresses, phone numbers, and vehicle registration.
Notify the Police
Contact law enforcers after a motorcycle accident. The police will compile a report of the accident, help you get medical assistance, and restore order at the accident scene. The police report will be invaluable as solid evidence in your claim.
Seek Legal Assistance
While you can sue the at-fault party personally, having an attorney who will guide you through the process is a plus. You get time to recover from the injuries without worrying about nagging insurance adjusters or unfair compensation.
A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer’s Work
A motorcycle accident lawyer takes over your claim to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. The professionals at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will take care of your claim. We go the extra mile, so you only have to worry about your recovery.
We do the following:
- Collect the accident report from the police
- Determine the at-fault party
- Examine your claim to prove the other party’s negligence
- Reconstruct the accident scene by gathering photographs, videos, and traffic camera footage
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Contact the insurance company on your behalf
- Calculate your pain, suffering, and economic losses
- Negotiate proper compensation with your insurer
- Take the matter to trial if the insurance provider refuses to settle,
- Answer all your questions and give a personalized support
Damages You May Recover from a Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents can be fatal, causing severe injuries, wrongful death, and damage to your motorcycle. If you’re a victim of accidents, you may be eligible for compensation for the following damages:
- Physical pain and affliction
- Mental distress
- Emotional anguish
- Wrongful death
- Property repair and replacement costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Lowered quality of life
How Long Will a Case Take?
Every accident case is unique, and the time it takes to settle depends on various factors. These include:
- How long it takes to investigate
- A delayed settlement from the insurance company
- Whether the other party files a counter-claim
- How soon do you accept the payment from the insurance provider
- Whether the claim goes to trial
- Whether you have an ongoing treatment that delays the case
How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit in Florida?
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years from the time of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you file a lawsuit later than four years, it may be dismissed by the court. You won’t recover any compensation from the damages, regardless of who was at fault.
Legal Costs in Neptune Beach
We know accident victims are already facing medical expenses and bike repair costs. You shouldn’t have to pay for help to get a settlement before you know how much you’re getting.
Most personal injury law offices use a contingency-fee-basis to charge for legal services, and we work the same way. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine doesn’t charge any upfront legal fees or costs. You only pay a percentage of your settlement—we don’t win unless you do.
We Help Motorcycle Accident Victims in Florida
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has handled hundreds of personal injury cases to pursue the victims’ compensation. Our Neptune Beach attorneys stay in contact, giving frequent updates and helping to schedule appointments. You get your attorney’s phone number, so you can call with questions about your claim.
Get in touch with us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
We Can Help.