Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable motorists on Florida’s roads. They are more difficult to spot in the side and rear view mirrors, and face greater risk when fellow motorists drive in careless or reckless ways.
Because of the lack of physical protection, injuries to motorcyclists are usually significant, and often fatal. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one to such an accident, call a Fort Pierce motorcycle accident lawyer at The Landau Law Group today at (866) 703-4878 for a free consultation.
You Are Not Responsible for Other Drivers’ Recklessness
Riding a motorcycle is inherently risky, but often this is because of the careless actions of other drivers. A motorcyclist may obey the speed limit, change lanes safely, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles. But if other drivers do not do the same, you may face critical injury or even death.
The Duty of Care Holds All Motorists Responsible
FL § 316.183 dictates that each motorist show due care to other motorists and pedestrians. This means that every driver must:
- Obey the speed limit
- Use a blinker when changing lanes
- Only change lanes when it is clear and safe to do so
- Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of them
- Remain attentive to the road as to avoid a collision
- Generally operate their motor vehicle in a safe manner
If you were struck by another vehicle while riding a motorcycle or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, a Fort Pierce motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover the financial damages you are entitled to.
We Will Help You Pursue Damages
A lawyer will help you present a strong legal case that shows you are entitled to damages from the party or parties that caused your injuries. Our lawyers have handled many motorcycle accident-related injury claims, and we know what damages may be awarded to victims. These include:
- ER bills
- Surgery costs
- The cost of your hospital stay
- The cost of any physical rehabilitation related to your injury
- The cost of psychological therapy
- The cost of injury-related travel
- Lost wages
- Permanent disability
- Diminished earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Property damage
The circumstances of each case vary, and we are prepared to pursue any damages covering your specific injuries, expenses, and trauma. Contacting a Fort Pierce motorcycle accident lawyer is the first step towards recovering the financial relief you deserve.
Do Not Wait To Contact Counsel
Florida law includes a statute of limitations that directly impacts victims of motorcycle accidents. The law states that you must initiate legal action by a certain date or forfeit the ability to recover damages. You generally have four years under FL § 95.11 to bring forth legal action if you were injured in an automotive accident and it is determined to be the fault of another motorist.
In cases where your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, the window to initiate legal action is even smaller—generally two years from the date of the victim’s passing.
There are exceptions to these statutes, and you should never assume that your case cannot be heard in court. A Fort Pierce motorcycle lawyer can discuss the specifics of these statutes of limitation with you, explaining how they apply to your case and whether they impact your ability to obtain compensation for your injuries or loved one’s death.
We Will Establish the Liable Party’s Fault for Your Injuries
In any personal injury case, including motorcycle accidents, our lawyers will establish that the liable party is at fault for your injuries. In doing so, we can show that they are responsible for the expenses, injuries, trauma, and loss of income that the accident incurred. We prove this through a four-step process:
- Establishing the duty of care that each motorist possesses
Florida law dictates that each motorist, whether they are driving a car, motorcycle, or scooter, has a duty to act in a measured, careful manner. This is the basis for proving that your rights were violated.
- Showing that the liable party breached their duty of care
We will show that the actions of the motorist that caused the collision were such that they violated the basic duty of care. This could include factors like speeding, ignoring traffic signals, or driving while impaired by drugs, alcohol, or fatigue.
- Proving that the liable party’s actions caused your injuries
We will prove that the liable party’s negligence directly contributed to or caused your injuries or your loved one’s death.
- Determining the damages you are owed
We will compile your medical records and bills, proof of loss of income and/or earning capacity, and other evidence of injury incurred by the accident and argue that the court should award you the equivalent in financial damages.
We Will Handle Your Case from Start to Finish
Aside from proving fault and presenting a strong legal case in pursuit of your damages, a Fort Pierce motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm will:
- Meet with you in your hospital room to hear directly from you what occurred
- Review photographic, video, and any other evidence for presentation during settlement negotiations or at trial
- Interview witnesses to strengthen your account of events
- Help you organize your medical records and bills for use in the trial
- Counsel you through the conclusion of your claim, whether the outcome is a judgment or settlement
You Only Pay When We Win
Our attorneys want to ensure an outcome that you are pleased with, and we only get paid if we are victorious in your legal outcome. Our lawyers are empathetic in our representation and will actively pursue the damages you deserve. Call our team at The Landau Law Group today at (866) 703-4878 for a free consultation.