Motorcycle accidents can cause life-changing injuries and can even be fatal. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Miami Gardens motorcycle accident, you may be able to seek compensation for the damages you have incurred.
Determining the Liable Party in a Motorcycle Accident Case
To receive compensation in motorcycle accident cases, you must have a liable party.
The following are potential liable parties in your case:
- Other motorists
- Parts manufacturers and mechanics
- The City of Miami Gardens
Fault in Your Motorcycle Accident Case
There are several ways a motorist, manufacturer, or government entity can cause or contribute to your accident:
Other Motorists’ Negligence
When it comes to other motorists on the road, your collision may have been a result of:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsafe lane changes or merging
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to see the motorcycle in traffic
- Aggressive driving
If the other party in your accident behaved negligently in any way, they may share fault for your accident.
A government entity may be liable for your collision if it resulted from any of the following:
- Faults in the road, such as potholes
- Foreign objects in the road such as shredded tires or debris
Manufacturer or Mechanic Liability
A manufacturer or mechanic may share fault for:
- Faulty manufacturer parts
- Poor service performed by mechanics
Recovering Compensation When You Contributed to the Accident
If you are somehow also responsible for the accident, the defendant’s legal team may cite comparative fault. If you receive compensatory damages, your percentage of fault may reduce the compensation to which you are entitled. For example, if you are 25 percent liable for the accident, you would only be able to recover 75 percent of your demand (e.g., $75,000 of $100,000).
Have you hesitated to call an injury lawyer because you think you are at least partially to blame for your motorcycle accident? Do not assume. You may still have a case.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 to discuss the details of your accident.
Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents
There is limited time to file a lawsuit for your Miami Gardens motorcycle accident. The statute of limitations differs depending on the specifics of your case. For example:
- Injury claims: Parties injured in motorcycle accidents must file a lawsuit within four years.
- Wrongful death claims: Families of parties who died in motorcycle accidents have two years to file a wrongful death action.
Were you or a close loved one injured in a motorcycle accident? Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 to protect your right to compensation.
Recoverable Damages for Motorcycle Accidents
Depending on the severity of your motorcycle accident, you may receive compensation for the various damages you sustained for elements such as:
- Doctor visits
- Medications and specialists
- Transportation to accident-related appointments
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Have you spent any of your own money to take care of your motorcycle injuries? Are your expenses exceeding your income due to the added medical bills and time off work?
Call 1-800-747-3733 to speak to a lawyer about your case and possible rights to compensation.
How Can the Law Offices of Anidjar and Levine Help Me?
If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident in Miami Gardens, our legal team may be able to help you in the following ways:
Evidence may include:
- Police reports
- Witness testimony
- Video footage from surveillance cameras or cellphones
- Images of the accident scene or injuries
Help Identify Liable Parties
Any of the aforementioned parties may be liable, from reckless drivers to the City of Miami Gardens itself. If there is sufficient evidence available, there may be more than one party liable.
If we represent you, we want you to focus on healing. Our legal team can communicate with insurance companies, lawyers, law enforcement agencies, and possibly expert witnesses on your behalf. In addition, we will communicate with you to provide updates, answer your questions, and discuss any of your concerns.
Our team can help to schedule medical appointments on your behalf.
We Come to You
We can also meet you in the hospital or your home to discuss your case if traveling is difficult for you.
Estimate Your Damages
Considering your injuries, the wages you missed out on, your property damage, and your pain and suffering, our legal team can calculate an estimate of your total damages. We may also be able to factor in loss of future wages and the impact of emotional distress due to a decrease in your quality of life.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Team Today
Do not wait to seek the damages you are owed any longer. Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733.