Dedicated Personal Injury Guidance in South Florida
Motorcyclists have to be especially careful on the road, as they are inherently more susceptible to injuries in the event of a collision. If you were harmed due to another driver’s negligence, you deserve to recover compensation.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
As mentioned above, the very nature of motorcycles leaves riders vulnerable to injury. When you ride, you do not have the protection of a steel reinforced cabin, airbags, or even a seatbelt. This mean riders must stay extra vigilant when riding to avoid an incident that could result in a catastrophic injury. He are a few of the common injuries motorcyclists can sustain in a crash:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Injury
- Road Rash
The injuries you could suffer in a motorcycle crash include but are not limited to the injuries listed above. What injury you sustained in your crash may influence the compensation available to you. For more information, reach out to a Miami motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Jurney & De La Grana, P.A., we are proud to provide personalized and aggressive personal injury representation. Our clients matter to us, and each case gets our undivided attention. When you meet with our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers, we will ensure no question goes unanswered. Our team works with respected investigators, specialists, and experts, and we will use these and other resources to strengthen your claim. We are committed to helping our clients obtain maximum compensation and will do everything we can to secure a favorable outcome in your case.
When you are involved in a crash, your first priority should be everyone’s health and safety. If anyone is seriously injured, call 9-1-1 right away. If you are well enough to remain at the scene, there are several steps you should take to protect yourself in the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident.
After a Florida motorcycle accident, you should make every effort to:
- Keep quiet. Keep in mind anything you say to the other motorist may be repeated, misconstrued, and used against you. It is fine to ask if they need medical assistance, but do not apologize or say anything that might imply you were responsible for causing the accident. In general, it is best to stay as quiet as possible.
- Call the police. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may be required to file a crash report, and it is usually in your best interest to call the police regardless. The responding officer will create an official report that may become a crucial piece of evidence.
- Gather your own evidence. In addition to the police report, you should try and take photos and videos of the crash site. Document the road conditions, property damage, and your injuries. Make note of any traffic cameras that may have captured what happened.
- Collect contact information. You will need the names, addresses, telephone numbers, driver’s license information, and insurance information from each involved motorist. If possible, try and get the contact information of any witnesses.
- Get medical care. If you did not immediately go to the emergency room, you should still see a doctor as soon as you can. Not all injuries will be immediately obvious. Get a copy of your doctor’s medical report and follow the prescribed treatment plan.
- Call a lawyer. Get in touch with a legal professional before you speak to your insurance company. You may also get calls from the other motorist’s insurance company or legal representatives. Do not make any statements and explain your lawyer will call them back. Our Miami motorcycle accident attorneys can field these calls and protect your interests.
You must file a personal injury lawsuit within four years of the date of the motorcycle accident. You will most likely not be able to recover any damages if you wait any longer. When a motorcycle accident kills someone, the victim’s loved ones have two years from the date of the passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
A successful motorcycle accident lawsuit in South Florida can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including ongoing treatment for any catastrophic injuries
- Lost wages, including permanent reductions in earning capacity
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and humiliation
- Punitive damages
Depending on the circumstances of the motorcycle accident, the other motorist’s defense team may suggest you were partially responsible for causing the crash. They may claim you were speeding, not following a traffic rule, or driving recklessly.
The good news is you can still recover compensation even if the court decides you were partially at fault. Under Florida’s comparative negligence rules, your total damage award will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Our team at Jurney & De La Grana, P.A. is ready to refute claims of partial responsibility and will always seek the best possible outcome.
Our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers have what it takes to win these. We will relentlessly fight for you in and out of the courtroom and work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve.
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