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.
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.
FL § 316.183 dictates that each motorist show due care to other motorists and pedestrians. This means that every driver must:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
We will prove that the liable party’s negligence directly contributed to or caused your injuries or your loved one’s death.
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.
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:
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.