If your motorcycle ride turned tragic due to a reckless driver, our firm can help. Depending upon the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages associated with your serious injuries, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Call the legal team at Distasio Law Firm at (813) 259-0022 now. We will evaluate your case for free.
Determining Liability for Your Motorcycle Injuries
The freedom of the open road is exhilarating for motorcyclists, yet the lack of protection can lead to serious injuries upon impact with a passenger vehicle. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,985 motorcyclists lost their lives in 2018.
Careless actions by other drivers that result in serious injuries for motorcyclists include:
- Failure to yield the right-of-way: city intersections are among the most common locations for collisions involving cars and motorcycles.
- Distracted driving: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines distracted driving as anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off driving.
- Improper use of mirrors: the driver failed to properly adjust their mirror to accommodate the blind spots surrounding the perimeter of the car.
- Lack of perception: the driver underestimated the speed at which the motorcycle was traveling and pulled out in front of the motorcyclist.
- Driving under the influence: the driver chose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or taking drugs.
These are not the only examples of negligence that may have contributed to your motorcycle accident. If these or other reckless actions played a role in your accident, A Brandon motorcycle accident lawyer can help. Call now for a free consultation at (813) 259-0022.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Brandon, call (813) 259-0022
Potentially Recoverable Damages from a Motorcycle Crash
While each case is different, we can typically seek the following damages from the liable party in a motorcycle accident:
- Medical costs, such as hospital and doctors’ fees
- Ongoing costs, such as rehabilitation, therapies, and prescription medicines
- Lost wages due to time missed from work to focus on recovery
- Pain and suffering
Motorcyclists have the same rights as other Florida motorists who must share the road. Driver aggression and reckless behavior behind the wheel is no excuse for your life-changing injuries.
If your motorcycle accident was not your fault, you do not have to bear this burden alone. The negligent driver who caused the accident must be held responsible for their actions.
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Wrongful Death Due to a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
If you lost a loved one due to a fatal motorcycle accident, call us now at (813) 259-0022.
Florida statute §768.21 controls the types of damages possible from a wrongful death claim. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for such expenses as funeral and burial costs.
The law is also specific in who can file a wrongful death claim. Navigating the complex details of a wrongful death claim is best left to an experienced Brandon motorcycle accident lawyer during your time of grief.
No amount of money can replace your loved one. It can, however, help ease the financial burden left by covering your unexpected expenses and your loss of companionship. A wrongful death claim also holds the responsible driver accountable for their actions.
Let a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Protect Your Best Interests
The days and weeks following your motorbike accident are ones of stress and uncertainty. It is no time to deal with aggressive insurance company representatives.
Insurance companies like to settle cases quickly. Representatives may offer you an initial settlement offer that might seem like a large sum to you and your family. Chances are the offer is not enough to cover your future medical and personal care needs.
Accepting a settlement offer from an insurance company prohibits you from pursuing future action should your medical condition worsen. We do not recommend you speak with insurance companies without legal representation or try to handle negotiations by yourself. Personal injury law is too complex to navigate on your own for the first time. Besides, the insurance companies have lawyers and experts on their side. You should too.
At Distasio Law Firm, we work hard to reach the type of settlement you deserve. While most settlements occur out-of-court, we are ready to go to trial, if necessary. We take on insurance companies and treat our clients with the respect they deserve during this difficult time.
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Pursuing justice for your injuries from a motorcycle accident is your right under Florida law.
The clock starts ticking the moment you become injured. Under Florida statute § 95.11, the statute of limitations for filing a claim is four years for a negligence claim and two years for a wrongful death case. This time can pass quickly when you are dealing with your injuries.
Let us protect your best interests by reaching out to us today. Our legal team takes great pride in serving residents in Brandon and throughout Florida. We specialize in providing hands-on personal service that our clients come to value.
Evidence such as police reports, medical bills, and any pictures or videos of the accident scene is important for your claim. Bring this information, along with contact information for witnesses, with you to your free case evaluation.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to collect possible compensation. Call Distasio Law Firm at (813) 259-0022 now to schedule your free case evaluation. The sooner we can review the details of your case, the sooner we can get to work for you.