The consequences of motorcycle accidents are diverse. From partial personal injury to permanent disability, riding a motorcycle presents several risks. Even when drivers comply with the motorcycle regulations, collisions often result in severe injuries from the force of the impacts during the crash.
If you were in a motorcycle accident, a Palatka perosnal injury lawyer from our firm can explain your legal rights and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
Common circumstances like heavy traffic or busy intersections contribute to increasing the rate of motorcycle accidents.
The devastating effects of dangerous weather have contributed to increased motorcycle accidents. Collisions can easily occur due to unexpected heavy rain, hail, intense winds, or powerful snowfall. When motorcyclists aren’t prepared for these unforeseen weather-related situations, they increase the risks of an accident. It’s always a good idea to check the weather before going riding.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
Motorcycle accidents deserve the specialized attention of a team of lawyers. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers you the legal advice you need to make a personal injury claim.
Our team of lawyers can work for you while you recover from your injuries you suffered as a result of the accident. From the moment the accident occurs, the hospital services and the recovery process at home exposes victims to unforeseen and unmanageable expenses.
These costs rise when the injured are partially or permanently disabled, which occurs with more frequently in motorcycle accidents. Losses from these collisions are often high, and timely legal representation is important in the fight to defend your right to claim for damages, which can include:
- Head injuries
- Skull fractures
- Brain hemorrhages or bleeding
- Neck and face injuries
- Vertical spine injuries
- Road rash
If your motorcycle or vehicle was damaged in the crash, you could have the settlement cover the cost of repair or replacement.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are very common in motorcycle accident cases and can be part of the financial compensation. Our lawyers will guide you in proving this type of damage resulting from the collision, which mental health specialists can support.
Depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and insomnia are just a few of these conditions that can affect your life and can last a long time.
- Ambulance transfers
- Emergency hospitalization
- Physical therapy
- In-home care and medical equipment
- Cognitive therapy
Additional Financial Burdens
- Lost wages during rehabilitation
- Reduced potential income as a result of permanent injury
Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident
In many cases, these injuries can lead to the death of the motorcyclist. As a result, surviving family members can file a claim for loss of household income, money to cover funeral expenses, or even loss of companionship.
We know a settlement can bring this person back, but we recognize the support that substantial compensation brings to grieving families.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
Getting emergency care as quickly as possible after these collisions helps victims reduce the risks of further health complications. Other diseases can arise immediately or in the long term, so receive medical assistance and comply with the recommendations of the doctors.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle crash, it is important to do the following:
- Stay at the scene.
- Check on other motorists and passengers involved in the accident. Assess their injuries
- Call 911.
- Provide your name and contact information to others involved in the accident.
- Exchange insurance information with the other party.
Even if the accident isn’t serious, you should still call the local Palatka police. Their report can be used as evidence in your case. And you should still be checked by your medical provider, even if you don’t have any obvious injuries—some can develop over time.
As overwhelming as the circumstances often faced by those injured in motorcycle accidents can be, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will help you regain calm and peace of mind with quality advice.
Providing Proof of Liability
Our attorneys can help you gather the evidence to determine liability for your motorcycle accident. Our professionals have extensive legal experience and will do their best to help you defend your rights in settlement or in court. With reliable evidence, it’s easier for us to resolve your case.
Reliable evidence could be:
- Witnesses to the accident
- Police reports
- Traffic camera footage
- Medical reports
- Driving records
There are many important tasks that need to be carried out after these collisions. Put your case in our hands and protect your family’s future while you focus on recovering from personal injury motorcycle accidents in Palatka, Florida.
You Have a Limited Amount of Time to Act
If you were in a motorcycle accident, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit if the insurance company does not offer you fair compensation for your losses.
According to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss that deadline, you could lose your right to compensation. That’s why it’s crucial that you begin the process as soon as possible.
Your lawyer will make sure all deadlines are met while you focus on healing from both the physical and emotional injuries the accident caused.
Contact Us Today
Our team of attorneys will evaluate your case to determine if you’re eligible to file a motorcycle accident claim. Call us to speak with a member of the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
We offer legal representation on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you pay nothing up front. Our fees come from the settlement or award you receive.
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