We know you try to be as safe as possible, but accidents happen. Whether a negligent driver cuts you off or equipment fails on your bike, determining what happened will be a large part of your insurance claim and thus getting fair and full compensation.
Knowing what you should do next can be difficult. Thankfully, an experienced Florida motorcycle accident lawyer can help you. Rubenstein Law is committed to guiding our clients through the claims process. Let’s discuss the details and identify the liable party who should compensate you.
The type of motorcycle accident you were involved in can determine who is at fault. The most frequent motorcycle accidents are left turn accidents. These occur when a driver is making a left turn and doesn’t see the person on a motorcycle. Depending on speed, and other factors these can vary from fairly mild incidents to severe and even deadly accidents. Other types of accidents frequently seen in Florida courts are:
Accidents involving bikers are often severe. They have little to protect them in major collision or wreck, and some of their injuries include:
For a Florida motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit to be successful, you must make a case against the party at fault. In some cases, fault is obvious. But for others, an in-depth analysis may be critical. It could be the only way to determine who is liable for your injuries.
Here are some of the parties most commonly found at fault for causing motorcycle accidents in Florida:
The number one cause of motor vehicle accidents is unsafe driving. Drivers who fail to drive safely cause severe collisions every day. There are many different ways in which a driver can be negligent. Some examples of negligent driving are:
Were you involved in an accident with a negligent driver? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You could file a claim with the insurance company or civil court to get the compensation you deserve.
Places that sell or serve alcohol are known as dram shops. They can also be held accountable for accidents caused by drunk drivers. To establish the bar was responsible, your lawyer will need to prove that the staff knew the at-fault party was intoxicated when they sold them alcohol.
Defective vehicle accidents happen when something on your motorcycle or another involved vehicle is faulty. Any number of parties could be partially or completely at fault for your injuries. Some of these parties could include:
After a careful examination, your attorney will need to present evidence that a defective part caused your accident. This could mean company documents, lab reports, and expert testimony.
Road hazard accidents are another type that is more common for riders. When we talk about road hazards, we mean dangerous conditions on the roads themselves.
Maybe there is a large pothole that has remained un-filled despite repeated reports. Or perhaps the Florida Department of Highways Safety and Motor Vehicles failed to secure a road construction zone that later caused an accident.
When government agencies fail to make necessary repairs and maintain the safety of the roadways, they can be to civil court. Of course, claims against the government can be complex. You’ll want an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to show how a government agency’s negligence was to blame.
When you work with our attorneys, you benefit from decades of experience handling motorcycle cases. We start with a thorough investigation and gathering evidence to support your case.
Motorcycle accident evidence can include:
Once we have all the evidence we need, we’ll file a claim with the insurance company. Florida is a no-fault state for car accidents and insurance. This means your claim will be filed with your own insurer. From there, your next option to secure the maximum compensation possible may be to file a lawsuit against the liable party.
Building a case against the person or persons who are at fault for causing your motorcycle accident is more challenging than you might have thought. But doing so is the only way to ensure the responsible party is brought held accountable.
Work with our motorcycle team at Rubenstein Law to get the best possible outcome. Call us 24/7 at 800-FL-Legal or use our online form for a free consult. No costs or fees unless or until you win money. Remote and virtual appointments are available.