If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle wreck, you may be able to hold the motorist who caused the accident accountable. You could qualify to recover damages for the injuries and losses you sustained as a result of the crash. A Hudson motorcycle accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help.
Call now to discuss your accident case with one of our injury attorneys. We can evaluate your case and determine the next steps to taking legal action.
Pursuing a Payout in a Hudson Motorcycle Case
Florida has somewhat complicated car insurance and traffic accident liability laws, as outlined by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. However, Florida Statute § 324.021 applies differently to motorcycles. If you suffered injuries in a Pasco County traffic accident caused by another motorist and you were on your motorcycle, you do not need to have suffered permanent injuries or meet other qualifications to hold the at-fault driver accountable.
You can pursue a case for your losses, including pain and suffering and other intangible damages, as long as there is evidence to show negligence and liability. This may be as simple as getting a copy of the police accident report and talking to eyewitnesses who can confirm the police report.
Of course, some cases are much more complex, and the insurance company is not likely to hand over a fair settlement without a fight. If we believe we can recover financial damages on your behalf, we will offer to handle your case on a contingency basis.
Call Distasio Law Firm to get started with your free case evaluation. Our proactive motorcycle crash lawyers in Hudson may be able to go to work on your case today.
We Focus on Client Service
As a personal injury law firm, we always put accident victims’ needs first. Our commitment is to prioritize our clients’ needs by not only providing support and representation, but by committing the financial resources and time necessary to build their cases. We handle all motorcycle accident cases with no upfront payments. We take our fees from the money we recover on your behalf, never before.
We believe every case is important and want you to know you can reach out to your lawyer at any time. You can count on your lawyer to know your name, understand your case, and fight to try to hold the liable party responsible for your damages.
Recoverable Damages in a Hudson Insurance Claim or Motorcycle Crash Suit
If we accept your case, Distasio Law Firm will take steps to prove the other driver’s careless or negligent actions caused the accident, making them legally liable for your related financial, physical, and psychological losses. This will include collecting evidence to support your negligence claim and gathering paperwork and other documentation to prove your expenses. We may even call in experts, including medical experts and accident reconstruction specialists to help prove your case.
Once we believe we have the necessary proof to support your claim, we will demand a fair payout from the insurance company representing the at-fault driver. They will generally shoot back an offer that does not fairly compensate you based on your losses. We will demand a more just total and will not settle until there is a fair agreement.
If no fair settlement is possible, we may take your case to a personal injury trial and seek a court award to cover your losses.
The recoverable losses could include:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Ongoing care costs as necessary.
- Current and future lost wages.
- Diminished earning ability.
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle.
- Other documented property damages.
- Out-of-pocket expenses with supporting documentation.
- Pain and suffering and other related losses.
Wrongful death damages may be possible under §768.19 of the Florida Statutes if your loved one passed away as the result of a motorcycle collision before they could pursue personal injury damages in their case. A skilled Hudson attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for you and other surviving family members if an immediate family member died as a result of a Pasco County motorcycle accident.
Florida’s Motorcycle Accident Statute of Limitations: Two Years
The state’s statute of limitations on pursuing a lawsuit based on a motorcycle accident is defined in Florida Statute § 95.11. In most cases, a two-year statute of limitations applies to motorcycle accident cases. However, there are exceptions, and you could have more or less time than you think to take legal action against the driver who caused your accident.
At Distasio Law Firm, we recommend calling us as soon as possible following your accident. We may be able to go to work on your case right away. The sooner we discuss your case and decide to work together, the sooner we can get the process underway.
Speak With a Hudson Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
At Distasio Law Firm, we provide free case consultations. If you have a case against the driver who hit you, a Hudson motorcycle accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can offer to represent you and pursue a payout on your behalf.
Call now to get started with a complimentary case review.