If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, you could recover monetary damages for your injuries. Recovering the compensation you deserve could become a reality with the right attorney by your side.
The process of pursuing a motorcycle accident injury case can be long, drawn-out, and challenging. This is especially true if you attempt to resolve your case on your own. Hiring a Wesley Chapel motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm could help you secure compensation for your injuries.
Types of Damages in a Wesley Chapel Motorcycle Accident
Whether you negotiate a monetary settlement or take your case to trial, the damages that can come with a motorcycle accident can vary significantly from one case to another. There are many types of monetary damages available, depending on the facts of your case.
Each type of damage award falls into one of two broad categories: economic and non-economic compensation. Economic damages are measurable losses, while non-economic damages compensate you for the non-monetary harm you suffered because of the accident.
Economic damages exist to make you financially whole after a crash. Their purpose is to return you to the financial position you were in prior to the accident. This involves recouping every dollar spent related to your injuries and other damages.
Economic damages are measurable, and you can rely on documentary evidence to establish what you are entitled to recover. Things like receipts, paid bills, invoices, and canceled checks could identify the exact amount of economic damages you are entitled to recover.
Some common examples of economic damages include lost wages, motorcycle repair costs, or medical bills.
Non-economic damages serve a different purpose. Instead of returning you to the same position you were in prior to the accident, non-economic damages are designed to compensate you for the non-monetary damages you have suffered.
This form of compensation is subjective and difficult to measure. This is because no two individuals experience things like pain or emotional distress the same way. Some common examples of non-economic damages include mental anguish, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
How One of Our Attorneys Could Help with Your Case
As attorneys, our goal is to do everything we can to maximize your financial recovery for your motorcycle accident injury claim. From investigating your case to negotiating a settlement, we are prepared to help you every step of the way. Some of the ways we can assist with your injury claim include:
Investigating the Accident
A thorough investigation is the basic building block of a successful motorcycle accident injury case. Before you can move forward with your case, you have to understand how the accident occurred. When we investigate a motorcycle accident, we have two goals in mind.
First, we identify the responsible party and determine a theory of negligence. Second, we evaluate your medical records and other documents to determine the compensation you are entitled to recover.
Understanding State Motorcycle Laws
Different regulations and laws apply to motorcycle riders compared to the operators of passenger vehicles. Understanding these different regulations is important, as they could come into play in your injury case.
For example, rules prohibiting lane splitting or requiring drivers to give motorcyclists a safe amount of space to travel through their own lane could play a role in determining who caused the accident.
Negotiating a Settlement
Negotiated settlements are commonplace among motorcycle accident cases. In many situations, the at-fault party will acknowledge that they caused the accident. Our firm pursues settlement negotiation from the early stages of a case. In fact, it is possible to settle many of these cases without ever filing a lawsuit.
While settlements are common, insurance companies rarely make the process simple. Our team can work to avoid their bullying tactics and ensure you only accept a fair offer.
Litigating Your Case
Settlements are common in these cases, but they are not inevitable. When the two sides cannot come to an agreement, your best option is to file a lawsuit and prepare for trial.
Our team can take on the stress of litigation and allow you to focus on healing from your injuries. We will continue to pursue settlement options while building the strongest case possible should a trial become necessary.
Learn About Your Case During a Free Consultation
If you are like most people involved in their first major motorcycle accident, you have a lot of questions about your legal options. You have the opportunity to have those questions answered during a free consultation with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine.
We offer free initial consultations to anyone injured in a motorcycle accident in Pasco County. In your consultation, you have the chance to ask about the legal process and what to expect from your case. You also have the opportunity to learn about our firm.
The initial consultation is the right time to ask about attorney fees or learn about the experience of the attorney handling your case. Not every firm offers the chance to have legal questions answered at no cost to you. Following your initial consultation with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, you will never be under any obligation to select us as your legal counsel.
You Have a Limited Time to Take Action After a Wesley Chapel Motorcycle Accident
If you are ready to move forward with your injury case after a motorcycle accident, do not do so alone. The other parties involved could have insurance companies and attorneys on their side.
It can be helpful to work with a motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm to protect your rights. There is no time to delay, as you typically have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a).
Let Our Firm Help You Recover Damages for Your Injuries
There is a lot to accomplish in those few years if you want a strong case. Let the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine serve as your advocates from the beginning of your case to the end.
Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you secure fair compensation for your injuries. To get started, call 1-800-747-3733 for your free consultation.
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