You can settle a motorcycle accident without a lawyer. Yet, without fully understanding your legal rights and protections, you may run the risk of accepting an unfair settlement from the insurance company. Should you agree to an offer from the insurer, you will be barred from litigation, even if additional costs arise.
Right now, you may be seeking coverage for:
- Medical bills for hospital stays, treatment, and follow-up care
- Lost wages from a prolonged recovery period
- Reduced earning capacity, if you cannot return to your place of work
- Pain and suffering
A Florida motorcycle accident lawyer can assess your damages and then estimate their total cost. From there, you can enter the negotiation process with the insurance company fully understanding what dollar amount covers your losses. If you cannot reach an agreement with the insurer, then your legal team can take your case to court.
Florida’s Statute of Limitations
Florida Statute §95.11 gives claimants four years from the date of a collision to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. If someone was not able to survive the accident, qualifying representatives have two years from the date of their loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death claim. Sometimes, based on the details of their situation, claimants are granted additional time to act.
A Miami motorcycle accident lawyer has knowledge of state law, deadlines, and mandates. They can use this information to keep you updated on the legal process and build your case in accordance with the law.
A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Fight for Compensation
When you work with a motorcycle accident lawyer, you get the chance to focus on your personal wellbeing while he or she pursues your damages. Those who choose to settle a motorcycle accident without a lawyer have to take on many burdens alone that could impact their recovery.
Some of the tasks an attorney can handle for you include:
- Obtaining the police accident report
- Gathering relevant medical records
- Calculating damages for physical injuries, as well as pain and suffering
- Interviewing witnesses
- Evaluating evidence to prove liability
- Assessing other facts that may impact your case
The sooner you get in touch with a lawyer, the sooner they can get to work on your case. Their goal is to ultimately prove that a negligent party caused your injuries and that you should not be responsible for an accident you did not cause.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Work for You
You do not have to settle a motorcycle accident without a lawyer. Instead, work with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. We understand what a traumatic event your collision must have been. We want to be part of your legal support system during this stressful period.
When you work with us, our team can assign liability, pursue compensation on your behalf, and keep you updated on your case’s progress. We work on a contingency basis, meaning payment for our services is “contingent” on your case’s success.
We are standing by ready to help you recover the damages you need to start moving forward with your life. Members of our team are standing by to hear from you today. To get started with a free, no-hassle case review, call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.
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