Why You Need an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident

As one of Florida’s most vibrant cities, Fort Lauderdale sees its fair share of motorcycle accidents. Sadly, these accidents tend to result in serious injuries for the rider; worse, riders often find it nearly impossible to recover their rightful compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be asking yourself, “Is it worth hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer?”

In short, the answer is yes.

For starters, a capable accident attorney will handle the brunt of the legal work, such as by:

  • Investigating your case
  • Obtaining witness and expert testimony
  • Calculating your damages and compensation
  • Negotiating with the liable insurance company
  • Working with legal dates and deadlines in mind
  • Compiling all data into a trial-ready lawsuit

Further, an attorney can also work to protect you or your loved one from being wrongfully blamed for the accident. Unfortunately, most people still view motorcycle riders through the clouded lens of bias—and the mechanics of a motorcycle don’t help.

For example, the roar of the throttle may warp witnesses’ memory of just how fast the motorcycle rider was traveling. Combine this with the biased notion that all motorcycle riders are reckless, and a witness may end up believing—and testifying—that the rider was speeding. This happens even when the rider was going below the speed limit.

For these reasons, the advantage usually lies with the other party’s insurance company. An attorney can help level the playing field, as well as work to put the advantage in your side of the court.

Injured? We’ll Advocate for You!

At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale trial lawyers have represented injured riders for over 60 years. We know how to overcome the various hurdles common to these cases; we also know how to get you immediate help for your medical bills and other expenses pertaining to the accident.

Give us a call at (954) 467-8800 today to schedule your free consultation.

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