Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of a crash. If someone else’s negligence caused a motorcycle accident—and you sustained injuries as a result—you may be eligible for financial compensation.
The attorneys at the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine can help protect your legal rights and assist you in filing a claim for your damages. We offer free consultations for motorcycle crash victims. During this consultation, we will go over the details of your case so you can better understand value of your legal claim and explain the next steps in the process. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule a meeting with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Davie.
Who is liable for my motorcycle accident and injuries?
Whether your accident occurred because of another driver’s actions or a failure in roadway designs or markings, we can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries.
To establish liability for your injuries and damages, we must prove that the at-fault party—whether that was another motorist, a parts manufacturer, or a government agency—acted with negligence.
All motorists must exercise reasonable care when driving. They must try to avoid causing harm to motorcycle riders, other drivers, and anyone else on the road. If a driver fails to uphold that duty and causes an accident, they are liable for any damages that result. Drivers can fail to uphold their duty to others by engaging in any of the following behaviors:
- Distracted driving;
- Failing to yield to a motorcyclist’s right of way;
- Changing lanes illegally;
- Aggressive driving;
- Making illegal turns;
- Tailgating or crowding the rider;
- Failing to see the motorcyclist; and
- Other reckless driving practices.
Motorcyclists are also particularly vulnerable to road hazards. Any hazard can cause an accident and injure a motorcyclist. Some of the most common dangers include:
- Potholes or poorly maintained roads;
- Debris in the roadway;
- Poor or missing traffic control markings; and
- Problems with temporary signage.
We understand the legal process for establishing fault and proving negligence. We can call on a multitude of resources to build a strong case on your behalf and we will negotiate directly with the at-fault party’s insurer to obtain the best possible settlement.
What is the value of my claim?
The value of your motorcycle accident claim depends on the type of injuries and damage you have suffered. Unfortunately, since motorcycles do not offer the same protection as other vehicles, victims of a crash often suffer severe injuries. Some crashes may result in full or partial paralysis and long-term or permanent disability. Other injuries include:
- Crushing injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Joint dislocations;
- Internal organ damage;
- Nerve and spine injuries;
- Bone fractures; and
To determine the amount of your settlement, we will gather data to support the legal value of these damages. This includes your current doctor and hospital bills, costs for care that you may need, your lost income, and the damage to your bike.
To estimate future medical costs, we will obtain statements from your doctors and medical experts, based on your prognosis and need for ongoing care. Your claim will also include your loss of potential income, pain and suffering, and loss of life’s enjoyment.
How do I file a motorcycle accident claim?
If a motorist was at fault for your motorcycle accident, we will file your personal injury claim with that person’s auto insurance company. If a road hazard was to blame, we will file your claim against the party responsible for the danger.
For example, if you lost control of your bike after hitting a large pothole on a poorly maintained country road, the at-fault party may be the local government agency in charge of road maintenance.
We will look at the details of your crash to determine who was at fault. If more than one source contributed to your crash and subsequent injuries, we can hold all of them responsible.
Once the insurance company has received your claim, the negotiation process begins. In most cases, the insurance company will attempt to negotiate a very low settlement. We will work on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair amount of compensation for your injuries.
Do I need a motorcycle accident lawyer?
If you hope to build a strong case and obtain fair compensation for your injuries, having a motorcycle accident lawyer is the best way to accomplish your goals.
Documenting your accident and injuries, proving fault, and negotiating with the insurance company are all difficult steps that require extensive knowledge, experience, and access to specialized resources that most people do not have. If you have sustained serious injuries, you may not be physically or emotionally capable of handling this arduous process by yourself.
We can help you. Our attorneys will go to work immediately on your claim, collecting evidence to show who was at fault in your crash. We will look for police reports with details of what happened, eyewitness accounts, and surveillance footage showing the collision. We will take photos of the scene of your crash as well, making note of any road hazards or design flaws that contributed to your injuries.
If the at-fault party’s insurer tries to claim that you caused the accident or contributed to your own injuries, we will protect your interests. If you were partially to blame for the crash, you are still eligible for a portion of your damages under Florida law. With our help, you can get the maximum compensation you deserve for your suffering.
Choosing a motorcycle accident lawyer in Davie
At the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine, we understand the unique nature of motorcycle accident claims and settlements. We know how to build a strong case on your behalf, while protecting your legal rights every step of the way. We will not stop until we achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
We invite you to call us for a free consultation and case review, so you can better understand your options and make the best choice for your future. Contact us today at 800-747-3733 to schedule an appointment.