Motorcycle Accident Lawyer West Palm Beach
Motorcycle accidents are always serious. Just one motorcycle accident could leave you with a never-ending flow of medical bills and expenses. The good news is you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident by yourself. You may be entitled to compensation that covers all your medical expenses and any additional pain and suffering you incurred on top of that.
At Louis Law Group, we have motorcycle accident lawyers in West Palm Beach who are highly experienced at representing clients in motorcycle accident cases. When you contact us for a free consultation, we’ll review your motorcycle accident case and determine whether you have grounds to seek compensation for your injuries.
Proving the Negligence of the Other Driver
When you hire us to represent you in a motorcycle accident case, our job will be to prove the negligence of the driver that caused your accident. We’ll review eyewitness testimony, police reports, medical reports, photos, videos, and all other available evidence of your case in order to figure out what really caused the accident.
In Florida, all drivers are expected to take every precaution possible to keep the roads safe. Anyone who drives recklessly or disobeys traffic laws and causes a motorcycle accident will be found at fault. Not only do they owe you compensation for your physical, mental, and emotional injuries, but they also owe you for property damage and any other personal loss you experienced due to their negligence.
The common reasons for motorcycle accidents include drivers who:
- Fail to stop at red lights.
- Fail to stop at stop signs.
- Fail to watch the motorcyclist as they change lanes.
- Drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Get distracted in their cars by texting, talking, or some other reason.
In some cases, neither you nor the driver may be at fault. It is possible that the manufacturer of your motorcycle could be at fault. If there was a defect or faulty component which had something to do with your motorcycle accident, then we will investigate the problem and make sure the manufacturer and any other responsible third parties are held liable for it.
Compensation and Insurance Companies
Most motorcycle accidents result in serious injury to the motorcyclist, for obvious reasons. You can seek compensation from the negligent driver’s insurance company to help pay for your medical bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation, medical equipment, lost wages, emotional distress, mental suffering, and property damage to your motorcycle.
To help you collect the maximum amount of compensation possible, we’ll want to see all your medical bills, employment records, repair bills, therapy bills, and any other documents related to the expenses you incurred from the accident.
Florida does not require motorcyclists to carry personal injury protection coverage or motorcycle insurance. But it is still a good idea to have motorcycle liability insurance coverage in case you are involved an accident. You could be in deep financial trouble if you don’t have insurance and you’re found to be at fault for your accident.
On the other hand, if you are not at fault for the accident but you don’t have any motorcycle insurance, you still have a right to recover damages by filing a claim with the insurance company of the at-fault driver. Fortunately, you don’t need to meet any kind of serious injury threshold, as you would if you got into an accident in a 4-wheel vehicle. Motorcyclists are exempt from having to meet the threshold.