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Florida Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents – especially those that involve an automobile – can be catastrophic in nature. Data shows that motorcycles only account for 3% of the total registered motor vehicles in Florida but are disproportionately involved in fatal accidents.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer who has the legal competence and resources needed to take on the at-fault party’s insurance company and obtain the settlement you deserve. The Florida motorcycle accident lawyer at Shapiro Law Group has extensive legal experience and have a track record of resolving complex motorcycle accident cases that many of our peers might think twice about taking on. We can represent you, protect your rights, and fight tirelessly to recover every dollar you are owed.

Motorcycle Accident

Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

  • Accidents caused by left-turning automobiles (particularly at intersections)
  • Lane switching accidents (caused by motorists who fail to check their blind spots while merging into a lane)
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Dooring accidents (caused by motorists who open the door of their vehicle without looking out for motorcyclists)

What to Do After a Florida Motorcycle Accident?

The steps you need to take after a motorcycle accident include:

  • Call 911 and request them to send medical assistance.
  • File a police report. Do not exaggerate or downplay what happened, as it can affect your credibility as a plaintiff. Stick to the facts.
  • Take photos and videos of the accident scene using your phone. You should document everything – right from your injuries to your damaged motorcycle, damaged personal items, the other party’s vehicle, skid marks, broken glass, blood stains, road signs, and field of view obstructions.
  • Get the contact information, auto insurance details, and license details of the at-fault party. Do not say anything that can be considered an admission of fault to the at-fault party – or anyone else at the accident scene for that matter.
  • Talk to people who might have witnessed the accident and get their contact information.
  • Get medical help as soon as possible. It’s hard to overstate just how important it is to get medical help after a motorcycle accident. First, you might have suffered serious injuries and might not even realize it, due to the rush of adrenaline. Secondly, any delay in getting medical assistance can seriously jeopardize your chances of getting the settlement you deserve, as the insurance company might argue that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.
  • Contact a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer.
  • Preserve your helmet and other personal items exactly in the same condition as they were after the accident.
  • Stay off social media.
  • Do not talk to anyone from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Let your lawyer communicate with them on your behalf.

How Do Motorcycle Injury Claims Work in Florida?

Once you hire a Florida motorcycle accident attorney, they will investigate your accident, identify all the parties that can be held liable, and gather the evidence needed to prove their fault and extent of liability.

Your attorney will then send a demand letter – to the at-fault party’s auto insurance company and try to obtain a settlement that covers all your losses – from medical bills to lost income, cost of future medical care, pain and suffering, and more. If the insurance company refuses to pay what you deserve, your attorney might decide to take your motorcycle accident case to trial and argue your case before a judge or jury in order to recover the damages you are owed.

Experienced and Resourceful Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney is Ready to Fight for You

At Shapiro Law Group, we know that motorcycle crashes can result in incapacitating and life-altering injuries. It is why we always go the extra mile to get the highest possible settlement or jury award for the motorcycle accident victims we represent. We work as a team on each and every motorcycle crash claim we handle and put our collective knowledge and experience to work in order to obtain the best possible outcome.
To discuss your motorcycle accident claim with an experienced attorney, call our law firm today at 339-200-9933 or write to us online and schedule a free consultation.

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