If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Holiday, FL or another area of Pasco County, you may be able to build a case and hold the motorist who caused your accident and injuries responsible. Florida law allows motorcyclists hurt in traffic accidents caused by negligent drivers to pursue compensation, including pain and suffering losses.
A Holiday motorcycle accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold the at-fault driver legally responsible. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys will review your case for free and explain more about your legal options.
Call now to talk to a Holiday motorcycle accident attorney from Distasio Law Firm about your motorcycle accident case at no cost to you.
Let a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help With Your Case
At Distasio Law Firm, we are committed to three things:
- Putting our clients first
- Providing the financial resources necessary to build your case
- Dedicating the time to your case that it deserves
At Distasio Law Firm, the lawyer working on your motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit in Holiday will work hard to hold the negligent party accountable for your actions. Your lawyer will be available to answer questions and address your concerns, as well as to provide hands-on support and work on your case.
We offer free case reviews and, if we believe you have a valid case, we can go to work almost immediately. We complete full investigations, gathering evidence to prove the at-fault driver acted negligently and is liable. This allows us to hold that driver accountable and recover compensation through an auto liability insurance claim or motorcycle accident suit.
To learn more about how our team approaches motorcycle wreck cases, contact Distasio Law Firm today.
Documenting Damages in a Motorcycle Crash Case
When a proactive motorcycle accident attorney at our firm builds a motorcycle collision case in Pasco County, we have to prove more than negligence and liability. We also need to gather evidence to prove you incurred expenses, as well as suffered injuries and losses. The evidence necessary to do this varies widely, but may include:
- Medical bills.
- Other bills, paid or unpaid.
- Estimates, such as for motorcycle repairs.
- Proof of the replacement value of your bike, if totaled.
- Evidence of your lost wages.
- Receipts for related expenses.
- Medical expert witnesses and others who help us understand your injuries.
With the right proof, we may be able to recover compensation for damages that include:
- Past and future medical expenses for treatment of accident injuries.
- Lost wages, benefits, and reduced earning capacity.
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle.
- Other property damages, including replacement of your helmet and other equipment.
- Relevant out-of-pocket expenses.
- Pain and suffering.
- Other non-economic damages.
- Wrongful death damages as allowed under §768.19 of the Florida Statutes.
Motorcycle Collisions and Auto Liability Insurance
Under Florida Statute § 324.021, motorcyclists in Florida do not need to prove they meet any injury-related criteria to pursue pain and suffering damages and other losses from the at-fault driver following a Holiday motorcycle crash. In contrast, occupants of other cars in similar accidents need to prove their injury is of a certain severity to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible.
This means we may be able to file a claim with the insurance carrier representing the driver who caused your accident, and settle your case without filing a lawsuit. We will need to present strong evidence of negligence, liability, and your damages, however. It may require skilled negotiations to reach a fair settlement agreement in this type of case.
At Distasio Law Firm, we begin every case with a complimentary case review. Our committed team of lawyers in Holiday want to discuss your motorcycle accident and the resulting injuries with you, help you identify the liable party or parties, and explain your rights. If we believe we can recover damages based on your losses, we will take on your case on contingency. We only get paid when you receive your settlement check or court award payment.
Deadlines in a Motorcyclist Injury Lawsuit
While we may be able to reach a negotiated settlement, there are some situations when the at-fault motorist or their insurance company refuses to accept responsibility for the accident. When this occurs, they may deny your claim outright or refuse to provide a fair settlement.
Under Florida Statute § 95.11, the statute of limitations on filing a lawsuit in a personal injury accident is two years from the day of the injuries. As long as you contact us early on after your accident injuries, this will give us time to try to negotiate and settle your case out of court.
However, we will not settle for a payout that does not cover your accident-related expenses. If necessary, Distasio Law Firm will file a lawsuit in a Pasco County civil court and represent your best interests at trial.
Contact Distasio Law Firm, Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Holiday
If you suffered injuries involved in a motorcycle accident, a personal injury accident attorney in Holiday at Distasio Law Firm may be able to seek compensation for you, including pain and suffering damages.
To get started, you can speak with a motorcycle accident injury lawyer today with a free consultation. The team member will discuss your case with you and evaluate your options for financial recovery. Call now.