Recovering After A Motorcycle Accident
When you're injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, you could be left with some of the most significant injuries possible in an accident. After all, the fact that you have very little protecting you from the road or another vehicle means that you could face serious recoveries - physical as well as financial. Our lawyers understand that this is a difficult period of time, and we fight to get you the financial compensation you need so you can focus on your physical recovery and health. We strongly believe getting Justice Pays.
After an accident, it's hard to know where to turn or what to do. Our lawyers handle the entire process for you. You only have to sign documents occasionally, and we'll do all the hard work to make sure you get what you're owed. And since you don't pay us until we win you your case, you don't have to worry about raising legal fees either. We'll make them pay so you can move on with your life.
Serious Injuries Are Common In Motorcycle Accidents
The relative lack of protection that you have in a motorcycle accident means that injuries can be very severe. Unlike passenger vehicles that have numerous safety features equipped, a motorcycle leaves you exposed almost entirely. That can mean that even a relatively minor accident can lead to huge medical issues.
Some of the potential injuries you may face include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injury
- Severe cuts and lacerations
Some of these injuries can take weeks, months, or even years to recover from. And in some instances, your injuries could be permanent. As such, your life could quite literally be changed forever due to a motorcycle accident. And if that accident was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, you shouldn't be left shouldering the financial burden.
The lawyers of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh understand this, and know that your situation could be stressful and difficult for you. That's why we take the fight to those responsible and make sure that you get what you're owed after an accident - especially a serious one like a motorcycle accident.
Do I Have The Right To Compensation?
Being able to get compensation for your injuries means that you have to first show that you're entitled to seek restitution. Under Florida law, you'll have to show that your injuries were caused as a direct result of the reckless or negligent actions of someone else.
In a motorcycle accident, this can include things like:
- Failure to follow traffic signs, signals, or laws
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Other forms of distracted driving
- Failure to maintain a vehicle for safety
- And more
Essentially, if the other motorist acted in a way that any reasonable person would consider to be reckless or negligent, you likely have the grounds to seek compensation. And even if you are partially at fault, Florida's comparative negligence laws meant that you could still be entitled to compensation. You'll need a professional on your side to make sure that you get what you deserve.
We are those professionals, and we have decades of experience fighting for those injured in motorcycle accidents throughout southern Florida. Our lawyers will review your case and determine exactly what your rights are and then fight to make sure you get what you're owed, no matter what type of injuries you sustained or what the specifics of your accident may be. If you're entitled to compensation, we get it for you.
How Is Fault Proven?
Proving fault in any type of accident involves showing the courts that you were injured due to negligence or recklessness. It's not always easy, however, and in order to effectively prove fault our lawyers will use a variety of different tools and techniques.
These can include:
- Accident reports
- Witness statements
- Security camera footage
- Accident reconstructions
- Driver records
- Mobile phone histories
- And more
We have a history of fighting for our clients. We have decades of experience and use our knowledge and resources to get you the compensation that you are owed. This often involves taking numerous steps that the average person will be unable to take, which is why we take our job so seriously. We'll do what tit takes to get you what you deserve, no matter how hard we have to fight.
What Is My Claim Worth?
There is no way to know for sure what your claim is worth until it's reviewed by a professional attorney. However, there are several key factors that go into making a fair claim and it's important that each of them be included in your settlement.
Some of the factors that will play a role include:
- Medical bills
- Future potential medical bills
- Lost wages
- Future estimated lost wages
- Loss of salary income potential
- Medications and medical supplies
- Property damage
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- And more
Our lawyers work with professionals in the financial and medical fields to determine what a fair settlement is for you. We'll use all of the factors above to come to a figure and then fight to get it for you. It's important that any settlement offer cover all of your expenses and that you are returned to a place you would have been in had the accident never occurred. We do just that for you.
Should I Settle Or Go To Trial?
Our team fights to get you what you deserve, whether your case ends in a trial or a settlement. But which is right for you? It's a question that is asked often, and the answer is that either option has its pros and cons.
If you go to trial:
- You could receive more money thanks to things like punitive damages and compensation for pain and suffering
- You will see the other side brought to justice in the public eye
- You may feel more satisfied by having reached a conclusion in the courts.
However, trials have numerous drawbacks, and for many, a settlement is a better option. Some of the main reasons for this include:
A settlement is permanent, while a trial verdict can be appealed. You may be awarded a settlement only to end up losing it during the appeals process.
A settlement will often end more quickly than a trial, letting you get your money and move on faster than you would if your case went to the courts.
There is generally less stress for the injured when a settlement is made since your case is closed faster and you don't have to endure the trial process.
You also maintain more privacy when settling out of court since everything is done behind closed doors.
There is no way to know what kind of resolution your case will come to in terms of whether it ends in the courts or in a settlement. However, in most instances our reputation means that the other side will stop bullying you around and start working to reach a settlement quickly.
That's because they know that we will fight to make sure our clients get the maximum possible amount from their injuries, and they fear the risk of what could happen in a trial. This means that you get your money faster and can start moving on physically and mentally after an accident. However, if we have to go to a trial, we have no problem doing so. Our lawyers have years of experience in fighting in the courts, and unlike other law offices we don't shy away from a fight. We want our clients to get what they deserve, no matter what that takes.
What Do I Need To Do?
In short, nothing. Once that you contact our offices, you've taken the main step towards compensation. Our lawyers handle the entire process from there. We'll consult with experts, determine what settlement offer is fair, develop your case, negotiate a settlement, and if needed we'll head to court to fight for you.
There are a few simple things you can do to help ensure that you get the maximum possible money from your case, however. These include:
Get medical attention as soon as possible. This ensures that you're able to show that all of your injuries are linked to your accident. Waiting too long makes it harder to prove that your medical problems and costs are related to the accident.
Don't talk to the other side without representation. They could set you up and make it harder to get compensation or even offer settlements that aren't fair. Accepting those settlements ruins your chance at receiving what you really deserve.
Be honest. Don't stretch the truth or lie to try to convince a lawyer to take your case. We'll need the truth in order to get you what you deserve.
Contact us quickly. The longer that you wait, the harder it will be to gather evidence and prove that you're owed compensation. Contacting us fast lets us get started on your case and helps us makes sure that you get the most from your injuries.
You don't have to worry about anything else. We may need you to sign documents or forms on occasion, but otherwise, we take care of your case so you can focus on your physical health. And we also don't charge you until we win your case. This way, you can rest easy and not worry about money during this process.
We know that this can be a stressful time, and many victims are scared and uncertain about their future. That's why we fight so hard for you and your rights. We'll get you what you deserve so you can heal and move on. Contact the lawyers at JusticePays.com today.