Get legal help after being injured in a motorcycle accident
I owned my first motorcycle when I was 11 years old. It was a red 1979 Honda 125cc, and although I now lean toward heavier cruisers, I have been riding motorcycles ever since. The lessons I have learned over the years have assisted me in representing many fellow motorcyclists that had suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident ranging from leg amputations to neck and back injuries and concussions.
Who causes most motorcycle accidents?
If you are a motorcycle owner, your suspicions are correct… that the vast majority of all motorcycle collisions are not caused by the motorcyclist, but caused by a car or truck pulling in front of the motorcycle.
Far too often, the motorcycle’s speed and distance are misjudged by a car or truck driver. Other times, a motorcycle may go un-noticed 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.
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. If fault is not proven, you will receive a zero verdict and no recovery for the harm someone else has caused to you.
Legal help for injuries after a motorcycle accident
With little protection, the motorcyclist who is in a crash experiences forces and injuries that a typical automobile driver will never know. Injuries such as broken bones, concussions, road rash, and neck or back injuries are almost unavoidable. After a crash, your body goes into shock. Your fight or flight instincts fill you with endorphins, which mask injury and pain.
People with severe injuries to their necks or backs that eventually require surgery often feel no more than a warm or burning sensation in their neck or a bit of a headache, which progressively gets unbearable. It is important that as soon as you feel the slightest problem you see a doctor for a checkup. If you suspect that you are possibly in shock, let them know. They will know what to do.
The importance of insurance coverage for motorcycle accidents
I urge all of my friends and relatives that own motorcycles to pay the extra money for UM (uninsured/underinsured) coverage on their motorcycle policy. The fact is that 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 UM coverage is often the only thing that can cover you for your injuries, pain and suffering. 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… regularly.
Do you have a case?
It is important that your attorney understand where all to look for insurance coverage, how to verify that the coverage is what the insurance carrier’s say they are. And if there is no insurance, your attorney must know how to find out if the Defendant 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.
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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.