Motorcycle accidents can be the most debilitating of all vehicle crashes. Unlike cars, trucks, and SUVs, motorcycles offer very little in the way of protection. They have no seat belts, air bags, or even a vehicle frame to absorb the impact of a collision. As a rider in a crash, you are vulnerable to serious injuries, including head injury, spinal trauma, and broken bones.
You deserve compensation if the negligence of another party contributed to your motorcycle accident. An experienced attorney from the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can investigate your accident, identify the responsible parties, gather evidence, and aggressively pursue compensation. We have won millions of dollars for accident victims and can put our tools and resources to work for you. Call us today at 800-747-3733 for a free consultation with motorcycle accident lawyer in Boynton Beach.
We Identify and Go After the Responsible Parties in Your Accident.
The first step to winning compensation for your motorcycle accident is establishing a clear picture of exactly what happened. If there is any ambiguity, the other party or parties might argue that they were not responsible for the collision. That is why we start with a thorough investigation into your accident and the circumstances that caused it. Our goal is to identify all responsible parties. From there, we can start gathering evidence that proves liability.
The most likely person to bear liability in any traffic accident is the driver of one or more of the vehicles involved. We investigate the actions of the other driver or drivers in the crash to determine if they might have been doing any of the following:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
- Textingor otherwise driving while distracted;
- Following too closely;
- Driving recklessly;
- Disregarding a traffic control device or sign;
- Making an improper lane change; or
- Failing to yield the right of way.
If a defect in your motorcycle or another vehicle was a contributing factor in the collision, the manufacturer of the faulty part might bear some of the liability. We investigate to determine if, for instance:
- Faulty brakes prevented one of the vehicles from stopping on time;
- A defective tire caused your bike or another vehicle to lose control; or
- Your motorcycle helmet was defective and failed to protect you from a head injury.
The state or municipality tasked with maintaining the road quality might also bear liability if a road hazard contributed to your crash. Some common road hazards include potholes, visibility obstructions, unclear or missing signage, or a malfunctioning traffic control device.
We Recover All Types of Damages for Which You Are Eligible.
A severe motorcycle accident is not only painful, but also financially devastating, too. The cost of a hospital stay alone is often enough to create an oppressive burden. If your injury is to your head or spine or if you have multiple broken bones, you might have to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time. You may also require extensive physical therapy afterward, which comes at a high cost.
Then, you have lost wages. If your injury prevents you from working and earning a paycheck, that does not stop your bills from coming. Some motorcycle accident injuries are severe enough to permanently reduce the victim’s capacity to earn a living.
The pain and suffering from a motorcycle accident are difficult to quantify in dollar terms and unfortunately, no amount of money can make it go away. Our attorneys fight for the maximum damages possible for pain and suffering so that financial worries do not compound your pain with stress.
Depending on the specifics of your crash, there may also be a possibility of punitive damages. We fight for this type of compensation when we can demonstrate that the other party’s actions were not merely negligent, but were malicious or exhibited a reckless disregard for your safety.
We Can Win Compensation Even If You Were Partially at Fault in the Accident.
In many vehicle accidents, more than one party shares in the fault. Perhaps the police report lists you as a responsible party. You might think it disqualifies you from pursuing compensation from other parties, but that is incorrect. Florida has a specific law that governs such situations. It is the comparative negligence rule.
This rule states that if you are partially responsible for an accident, you can still receive partial damages. The amount of money you can win from another party drops by your percentage of responsibility, however. For instance, if your total damages from a crash equal $1 million but you are 25 percent responsible, your award would drop to $750,000.
You might bear some of the liability in a motorcycle accident if the evidence indicates you were doing any of the following:
- Improperly changing lanes;
- Riding along the shoulder of the road; or
- Riding between two lanes of traffic—or lane splitting.
You also risk losing out on some of your compensation if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your accident. In Florida, it is legal for insured riders older than 21 to ride without a helmet. However, the other driver in your case may still try to use this against you. The other party can argue that even if they caused the accident, a helmet would have made your injuries less severe and, therefore, you contributed to your own damages. Our attorneys can anticipate this argument and use aggressive tactics to counter it.
Call the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine at 800-747-3733 to Speak With a Top Boynton Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.
Motorcycle accident cases often involve large sums of money. It is enough that you do not want to trust your case to just any personal injury lawyer. Go with the experienced lawyers at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine. We have a winning track record for these types of claims and we will work to ensure you receive all compensation you deserve after a crash.
Call us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We are standing by to answer your questions about the motorcycle accident claims process. We look forward to putting our experience and resources to work for you. Call 800-747-3733 today.