If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you probably have a lot of questions
Where do you go to get medical treatment and who will pay for it? What about the future and your family? Is there insurance? What about missed work? What if the other driver claims it is your fault? You do not have to go through this alone. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, get an experienced, board-certified personal injury attorney who cares. Here’s why…
Our attorneys are experts in motorcycle injury cases. We know what you’re going through. And we can help.
At Herman & Wells, we know what you are going through. We have been answering questions like yours and successfully representing people in your situation for decades. We have experienced civil trial attorneys who are AV Rated and have been recognized as “experts” in trial by the Florida Bar. The reason that is important, is that insurance carriers are only afraid of two things, a good case and lawyers who know how to present them.
Here’s what you should do next
- Call Herman and Wells and talk to one of our talented lawyers for free.
- Get answers to all of your questions and advice on how to proceed.
- We will guide you through treatment and get you the money to make up for everything you have gone through.
We do not get paid unless we win
Call now for a free consultation. We can help you determine whether or not you have a case very quickly. There is no charge for an initial consultation. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
Why not get an expert to help you?
Just because an attorney has represented a lot of motorcyclists, does not alone mean they are experts at trial. We only get paid if we get you money so there is nothing holding you back from having an expert to guide you.
Clifford Wells is a board certified personal injury attorney who has been riding motorcycles since he was 11 years old. The lessons he has learned over the years have helped him in court and lead to him in specializing in representing motorcyclists that have been hurt or killed because of careless drivers.
Why hire a personal injury lawyer with trial experience?
There are many attorneys that spend a lot of time and money advertising to the motorcycle community. They get lots of cases. However, that does not translate into getting each client the most money. We appreciate all of their efforts to support the community, but if you’ve been hurt you deserve the best advocate you can get, not just the one that advertises the most.
When you are researching personal injury lawyers in Pinellas, do not just look to see what their settlements are, but look for their verdicts. If you do not see verdicts on their web sites, it is probably because they don’t have any.
Insurance carriers fear two things, a good case and an injury attorney that will maximize that case at trial. If they know your attorney is not experienced at trial, they command a discount and will get it. You can always see our recent settlements and verdicts on our web site. The results that mention “jury” or “judgment” or “trial” are cases where the insurance carrier did not offer enough, so we took them to trial and won.
Attorney Clifford Wells is board certified in civil trial by the Florida Bar (in addition to being AV rated by Martindale Hubble, etc.) This means that he took enough civil cases to trial and then was able to pass the rigorous, day-long examination by Florida Bar certified trial experts.
What causes most motorcycle accidents?
If you are a motorcycle owner, your suspicions are correct… the vast majority of all motorcycle collisions are not caused by the motorcyclist but caused by a car or truck pulling in front of them.
Motorcycle speeds and distances are misjudged by careless car or truck drivers. Other times, a motorcycle may go unnoticed by a driver who was in a hurry or are simply not paying close enough attention to their surroundings to tell the difference between a motorcycle light and that of a street light. Psychologically, some drivers do not register motorcycles as “threats” to themselves, so they ignore motorcycles.
It is important that your attorney has the knowledge and skill to show that it was the car or truck driver’s fault that the collision occurred and show all the damages, past and future that have resulted. This includes past medical expenses, future medical expenses, past, and future pain and suffering as well as past and future lost wages.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents
With little protection, a motorcycle accident produces tremendous blunt trauma and resulting injuries are often severe. Broken bones, concussions, road rash, whiplash and back injuries are very common.
After a crash, your body goes into shock. Your body goes into “fight or flight” mode and fills you with endorphins, which often mask your injuries. Commonly referred to as being in shock. Often times, we see people who walk around after a crash and feel no more than a warm burning sensation or a bit of a headache even though they have severe internal injuries to their neck, back, shoulders, knees, and hips that require surgery. This is why it is so important that you see a doctor to get checked out after a crash. If you suspect that you are possibly in shock, let them know. They will know what to do.
“I urge all of my friends and relatives that own motorcycles to pay the extra money for UM, uninsured/underinsured motorist, coverage on their motorcycle policy. I firmly believe that UM coverage is worth the money in Florida. Remember, this is coming from a proud Plaintiff attorney who sues insurance companies all day.” – Clifford Wells
The Florida minimum coverage does not include liability coverage, so if you are hit while on your motorcycle, and the person who hit you asked their insurance carrier for the absolute minimum they can buy, your injuries will not be covered by their insurance. When this happens, your motorcycle UM coverage is often the only thing that can cover you for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
Do you have a motorcycle accident case?
It is important that your attorney understand where all to look for insurance coverage and how to verify that the coverage is what the insurance carriers say they are. If there is very little insurance and that carrier acts in bad faith, only a few personal injury attorneys know how to get a full verdict and the insurance to pay for the full amount of your injuries.
If the bad driver has no insurance, your attorney must know how to find out if the bad driver has sufficient assets to cover the harm they have caused you. We can help you determine these factors and whether or not you have a case very quickly. There is no charge for an initial consultation. You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.
Case ResultsSee More Case Results
Rear Ended at a Red Light
Our clients were stopped at a red light when another car hit them from behind. Our clients needed neck surgery after the crash. The other side fought the case, trying to blame our clients for the accident and claiming that the injuries weren’t caused by the accident. We litigated the case and were able to settle the case on our clients’ behalf for $700,000.
Rear end collision
Injury In Motorcycle Accident
A bad driver suddenly pulled in front of our client while he was on his motorcycle. He couldn’t avoid the car, and crashed into it. We sued his uninsured motorist insurance company for his injuries and resolved the lawsuit for him.