Orlando Attorneys Representing Motorcycle Accident Victims
Even if it isn’t fatal, a motorcycle accident may still be catastrophic and life-changing. If you are injured by a negligent driver while motorcycling in central Florida, arrange at once to meet with an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices.
Like all injured victims of negligence in Florida, you may be entitled after a motorcycle accident to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more, but motorcycle accident victims face additional challenges when they seek compensation for their injuries.
Issues involving liability, insurance coverage, and medical treatment require serious consideration. You’ll need a good personal injury lawyer on your side, fighting for your rights.
For many years in the Orlando area, personal injury attorneys at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices have defended the rights of motorcycle accident victims. Our legal team will fight aggressively and effectively for the compensation you need and the justice every victim of negligence deserves.
What You Should Know About Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents usually leave less debris than car crashes, so there will be less physical evidence, and this makes it more difficult to determine the sequence of events in an accident.
Witnesses remember what happened from their own viewpoints and not from the victim’s. Police accident reports may have incomplete or inaccurate information.
If you’re motorcycling and you’re injured by a negligent driver – or if you are not sure who was at-fault – you will need sound legal advice from an attorney who will fight aggressively on your behalf.
What Are a Motorcyclist’s Legal Responsibilities?
Under Florida law, every motorcyclist and passenger under the age of 21 is required to wear a helmet. Riders who are 21 or older may ride a motorcycle without a helmet if they can prove that they carry a $10,000 medical insurance policy to cover injuries that may be the result of a crash.
Using a helmet (if you’re under 21) and having insurance are the legal requirements, but experienced motorcyclists also wear boots and leather or Kevlar gloves and jackets, If you can carry additional insurance coverage beyond the minimum requirement, do it.
Motorcyclists must know and obey Florida’s traffic laws, but they also need to drive defensively. Be aware of other drivers’ blind spots, watch for vehicles making blind turns out of alleys and parking lots, and wait at traffic signals until the crossing vehicles have come to a full stop.
How Do You Prevail With a Personal Injury Claim?
To prevail with a personal injury claim arising from a motorcycle accident, you and your attorney must prove first that the defendant (the driver who injured you) breached the duty to drive with reasonable care by driving negligently.
Next, you must prove that the defendant’s negligence was a direct cause of your personal injury or injuries. Finally, you must prove the extent of your injuries and ask for a specific compensation amount.
What is an Accident Attorney’s Role?
A personal injury lawyer at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices will analyze your medical records, interpret and present the medical evidence, and present the strongest possible case on your behalf.
We understand that motorcycle accidents are different, so the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices will use whatever investigative resources are necessary to reconstruct what really happened and to determine which party should be held liable.
In serious accidents, your attorney may retain the services of an accident reconstruction expert to study the accident site, the damage to your motorcycle and the other vehicle or vehicles, and other information that will prove the cause of the accident and how you were injured.
Our Commitment to You
The attorneys at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices have considerable experience handling motorcycle accident cases involving traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, fractures, and spinal cord injuries.
We will determine your medical and rehabilitation needs in consultation with your doctor and other specialists, and we will fight aggressively for the monetary compensation that you’ll need to cover your medical expenses and lost earnings after a serious motorcycle accident and injury.
We are committed to helping you get your life back on track after a serious motorcycle accident and helping you move forward in the most positive and constructive way possible. Your first consultation with us is provided with no charge or obligation.
What Will Justice Cost?
An Orlando motorcycle accident attorney will review your injury claim and explain how Florida law applies in your own case. You’ll receive the personalized legal advice you need.
The attorneys at the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices work on a contingent fee basis, so every injured victim of negligence will be able to afford justice. You’ll pay us no attorney’s fee until and unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
If you’re injured by a negligent driver while motorcycling in the Orlando area, after you’ve been seen by a medical provider, schedule a legal consultation by calling the Orlando Personal Injury Law Offices at (407) 270-0052, or reach us by using the brief contact form here on our website.