Port Charlotte roads may be crowded at times, but they still offer great rides for those who want to take their motorcycle out into the beautiful Florida weather. But a motorcycle accident can leave you seriously injured and struggling to recover. Our Port Charlotte motorcycle accident attorney will fight the other side and get you the financial compensation you need so you can focus on your physical healing.
We don't back down and don't stop fighting until you get what you're owed.
What Damages Can You Seek?
Under Florida law, those injured in an accident can seek damages that cover almost every financial cost related to the accident. The idea of a settlement is to help the victim return to a situation that they would have been in had the accident never occurred. Damages you may be entitled to include:
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Medical costs
- Future medical costs
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
It's not easy to know exactly what future lost wages or medical bills will cost you, which is why your attorney will work with medical professionals and economists to determine exactly what the long-term costs may be. Then, we can develop a settlement amount that we feel is fair and begin negotiations based on that. We fight hard to make sure you get the most possible from your case.
Are You Entitled To Compensation?
Those involved in an accident on Florida roads may be able to seek out financial compensation if they can show that their injuries were caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another. This can include a wide range of things including:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Failure to follow traffic laws
- Failure to maintain a vehicle for safety
If any of these were a factor in your accident, you could receive financial compensation for your injuries. We'll do what it takes to prove your rights and get you what you're owed.
Showing that the other party acted in a negligent or reckless manner may seem easy, but the reality is that it can take a tremendous amount of effort. The other side's legal teams will work hard to avoid paying out anything, and as such you'll need a professional on your side.
Your Port Charlotte motorcycle attorney will use numerous tools to prove that you're owed compensation, including:
- Driving histories
- Mobile phone records
- Accident reports
- Security camera footage
- Black box data if present
- Accident recreations
Our team works with professionals in numerous fields to show that you deserve restitution. Whether it's in court or in a settlement negotiation, we get you the money you deserve.Don't Be Pushed Around
The insurance companies and legal teams for the other side have a long history of using bullying techniques to try to avoid paying out anything, or to pay small amounts. These may include:
- Forcing you to fill out needless paperwork
- Stalling the process
- Telling you that you have no legal right to compensation
- Outright refusal to pay
- Offering low settlement amounts
The general tactic is to stall or deny payments, then offer you a low amount. Even though a victim knows it's less than they deserve, they accept it assuming that they won't get a better offer.
Our legal team has decades of experience in standing up for the little guy, and our reputation alone is usually enough to stop the bullying and get the other side started on negotiating a settlement amount that is fair for you. Contact our office today to let us start fighting for you.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.