1. Analyze Case Liability
- Duty: The driver had a duty to you to operate his or her motor vehicle in a safe manner and in accordance with Florida law;
- Breach: The driver failed to take measures to operate the vehicle in a safe, reasonable, or legal manner;
- Causation: As a result of the driver’s breach, you were involved in a motorcycle accident, and
- Damages: As a result of the accident, you sustained injuries or other compensable damages.
Your personal injury attorney will analyze the facts and evidence presented to her, including the police report, your account of the accident, and pictures of the scene in order to determine whether there was negligence on the part of another.
2. Filing an Insurance Claim
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Medical equipment and pharmaceuticals;
- Rehabilitation; and
- Pain and suffering.
3. Litigating in Florida Courts
4. Enforcing the Judgment and Settling Debts
Even after a case settles or you have a verdict in your favor after a trial, there is still a lot of paperwork to deal with. For example, certain public assistance programs are entitled to reimbursement for assistance provided to you in the past, and your doctors may have a lien on the litigation for unpaid medical bills. Some parties who lost wages or the ability to work as the result of the accident will also turn to legal lending companies to keep them afloat while the litigation is pending. As a result, there may be liens that need to be negotiated and settled before you are entitled to payment of the proceeds of litigation. Having an attorney on your team to ensure that the insurance company pays you the money you’re entitled to and all liens get settled in a timely manner is invaluable in motorcycle accident cases.
Contact a Clearwater, Florida Personal Injury and Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Riding is a lifestyle, one that not every attorney understands. If you are suffering from personal injuries, including emotional or psychological injuries, as the result of a Florida motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a Florida personal injury attorney to discuss your case. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering if another driver was negligent, and you should not be afraid to contact a personal injury attorney and explain to him what you are looking for. Most personal injury attorneys do not charge you anything out-of-pocket. Take advantage of your no-risk, free consultation with the Dolman Law Group, your premier personal injury and motorcycle lawyers in the greater Tampa Bay area. They are here to fight for your right to compensation, and they can advise you as to whether you have a claim for personal injuries under Florida law. Contact them today online or at (727) 451-6900.
Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765