A motorcycle injury can leave you injured physically, and can also have a huge impact on your financial well-being. We know that the period of recovery can be long, difficult, and even scary for those injured. That's why our team takes care of the hard work involved in getting you what you deserve. You can recover while we take care of everything, fighting to get you the money you deserve.
Of all the accidents that can occur on Florida roads, a motorcycle crash can be one of the most serious. Considering the high rate of speed that vehicles on roads like I-75 will be traveling and combined with the limited protection a motorcycle provides its rider, it's not hard to see why a motorcycle crash can be so dangerous and lead to potential issues like:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
Along with the injuries, a motorcycle crash can also lead to major costs and serious financial hardship. That's why our legal team is here to get the compensation you need. We stand up to the insurance companies, fight for your compensation, and get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Are You Owed Compensation?
Every motorist in Florida is required to carry PIP coverage on themselves, and it is designed to help alleviate a percentage of your expenses following a motorcycle accident. But the fact is that this only covers up to 80% of your medical bills, and you often end up still struggling to make ends meet after an accident.
But if your accident was caused by someone else, there is a chance that you can go beyond PIP and seek financial compensation in the form of a personal injury case. To do so, you must show that your accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of the other party.
Reckless and negligent behavior can include things like:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Operating a vehicle that hasn't been properly maintained for safety
- Reckless driving
- And more
Showing that you deserve compensation isn't always easy, but our legal team will quickly determine whether or not you have the grounds to seek compensation and if so, we will start fighting for you and ensure that the insurance companies can't push you around.
What Is A Fair Settlement?
Something that many don't realize is that their initial settlement offer from an insurance company may actually be a trick used by insurance companies. The idea is simple - offer you a low amount that you'll accept blindly, and then avoid paying what you really deserve.
We Strongly Believe, Getting Justice Pays.
With our team on your side, you won't make the mistake of accepting a settlement that is lower than what you really deserve. Several different factors can impact what a fair settlement offer is. Some of the variables include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages from work
- Future potential medical expense
- Future lost wages
- Settlement amounts for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages in some instances
Even those who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash may have the right to seek compensation for their loss in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. But the key thing to remember is that accepting a basic settlement without letting your attorney review it first could cost you thousands of dollars and make it harder to make a full recovery. Don't settle for less than you deserve. Our team will get you the most money possible from your settlement.
What Does Your Lawyer Do?
When you choose to trust our team to be your Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney, you'll be enlisting the help of a true ally and someone who will fight to make sure your recovery goes smoothly.
Just what does your motorcycle crash attorney do?
A lot, depending on the situation and the specifics of your case. Some examples include:
- Obtain cell phone records
- Pull surveillance camera footage or traffic camera footage
- Review accident reports
- Interview witnesses
- Review your medical reports
- Investigate the accident scene
- Look for a history of traffic accidents from the other party
- And more
The main focus of a Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney will be on proving that you deserve compensation and on reaching the best settlement possible for your case. While we handle the hard work of getting you what you are owed, you can focus on healing. We're a fierce ally in the fight for your compensation, and we don't rest until you get what you deserve.
The lawyers of Shapiro Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh have the firm belief that justice pays.