Seeking Compensation After A Florida Motorcycle Accident
When driving a motorcycle not just in Florida but any state you are more vulnerable to severe injuries or fatalities than car and truck drivers. As of 2019 Florida Statutes states that a person over the age of 21 may operate or ride upon a motorcycle without wearing protective headgear securely fastened upon his or her head if that person is covered by an insurance policy providing at least $10,000 in medical benefits. However, if you are involved in an accident and you do not have on a helmet, chances are that $10,000 is not even going to begin to cover your injuries. This is when the assistance of an experienced Florida motorcycle injury personal injury attorney is your best option to take care of you and your family.
Pursuing A Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement
If you obtain the services of a motorcycle personal injury attorney, who will file your claim and establish liability you can obtain compensation from the at fault party. It is important that the insurance companies know you are represented. Insurance companies are a business. Their adjusters are trained to get you to admit some culpability, twist your words and keep attorneys on staff just to get you to take the lowest possible settlement. They may sound so nice and concerned over the phone but their job is not to help you, it is to provide profit for the company and it’s investors. When an insurance company knows you are being represented by an attorney, they are aware that if they don’t provide you with what you need, they may end up in court. Juries do not like insurance companies, so insurance companies do not like to be taken to court.
How Much Is My Florida Motorcycle Claim Worth?
If you have been in an accident and you were not at fault, you may be wondering if all your bills will be covered and your family taken care of. You do have a legal claim and it is important that you seek a qualified Florida motorcycle attorney to help you determine how much your claim is worth. In the state of Florida you can recover “compensatory damages”. These damages are in two categories, economic and non-economic.
● All medical expenses
● Lost wages
● Future earning capacity
● Property damage
● Estimated future medical expenses
● Out of pocket expenses
Non Economic Damages:
● Pain and suffering
● Emotional distress
● Mental anguish
● Loss of consortium
● Loss of enjoyment of life
The economic damages are fairly easy to calculate, but only an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney can properly evaluate and estimate non economic damages to make sure you get fully compensated.
Who Is Liable In A Florida Motorcycle Accident
Another thing that insurance companies do not want you to know but an expert motorcycle accident attorney can determine is who all is responsible. There could be more at fault than just the driver. Here are some other parties that could be liable if you are injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own.
• The Driver: This is the most obvious person who is liable
• Vehicle Owner: If someone loaned the at fault driver their car, they are also liable
• The Drivers Employer or Agency: If the person who hit you was in a company car or truck or was on business at the time they injured you, their employer or company can also be held liable.
• Rideshare Companies: If you are hit by a Lyft or Uber or other rideshare you can also hold the company liable.
• Cars Manufacturer: If the accident occurred due to a malfunctioning part on the vehicle
As you can see, there are many ins and outs in filing for compensation. This is not a job for you to tackle alone. The experienced team of Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Justice Pays can stand up against the insurance companies and get you the compensation you deserve, leaving you to heal and be with your family. Call us today at 1-833-954-1234 and see how we can help you beat the insurance companies at their own game.