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.
The lack of safety features inherent in motorcycles also guarantees catastrophic or fatal injuries when a rider is involved in a collision. If the collision was caused by someone acting negligently, you have the right to take legal action for the serious injury, financial loss, or other painful damages you have sustained.
A Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorney from Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. can help you fight for the compensation you deserve from all liable parties, including other drivers, vehicle manufacturers, and even government entities responsible for roadway safety.
Call (954) 467-8800 today to learn more about your right to compensation.
Aside from the costs of motorcycle repairs, you may be left with some massive expenses after being in a motorcycle accident, especially if you have serious injuries, such as:
Learn more about how we can help with your case during a free initial evaluation. Give our award winning attorneys a call at (954) 467-8800, or contact us online to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.
How to Recover Compensation for Damages
Florida does not allow motorcyclists to have personal injury protection (aka “no-fault insurance”). Even if you have an auto insurance policy, your car insurance provider will not compensate you for damages and injuries associated with a motorcycle accident. This can make it very challenging for you to get the money you need to pay for hospital bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and other expenses and losses you may incur after your accident.
Chances are, you probably need immediate help with your medical bills and injury-related expenses. In many cases, hiring a motorcycle accident attorney is a great way to get a relatively fast solution to the immense costs created by motorcycle accidents. At the very least, a personal injury lawyer in South Florida can help you negotiate a short-term solution until your case reaches a verdict or settlement.
Why You Need an Attorney After a Motorcycle Accident
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, including:
- 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 on 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.
We can provide you with the help you need. Contact us to schedule your complimentary case evaluation today.
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