Dedicated Florida accident attorneys protect the rights of injured motorcyclists and their passengers
When motorcyclists take to the roads, they are subject to the same traffic laws as other vehicles but they face increased safety hazards. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the smaller size of the bike and its proximity to others on the roadways often brings serious injuries. Motorcycle accident attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP are dedicated to protecting the rights of injured motorcyclists and their passengers, with a track record of successfully recovering compensation on their behalf.
Hazards of riding a motorcycle
Riding a motorcycle poses increased risk of injury due to the unique circumstances surrounding this mode of transportation. Specifically, motorcyclists face the following safety hazards:
- uneven road surfaces
- objects in the roadway
- oil slicks
- close proximity to other vehicles with no protective barrier
- easily obscured by cars and trucks on the roadway
- high speeds can cause front end shaking and instability due to tire misalignment
Can I receive compensation for injuries I sustained in a motorcycle accident?
When you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may file a personal injury claim if the accident can be attributed to negligent behavior on the part of another person or entity, such as driving recklessly or violating traffic laws. In these situations, personal injury law protects the injured by providing the opportunity to recover compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are designed to return the injured party to the state they were prior to the accident by compensating for any of the following:
- medical expenses
- loss of income due to time away from work
- loss of earned sick and vacation time
- mental anguish
- pain and suffering
Damages such as medical bills and loss of income are measureable and their value is straightforward. Damages such as mental anguish or pain and suffering are immeasurable and the court will use its discretion to assign value.
Deadline for filing a personal injury claim in Florida
Every state has deadlines for filing a claim in the state’s civil court system, known as the statute of limitations. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is four years from the time the accident took place. This is a firm legal deadline. Individuals who do not file their personal injury claim within this four year window will not have their case heard in court and they will have lost the opportunity to recover any compensation for the injuries they sustained in the motorcycle accident.
We protect your rights and advocate on your behalf
If you have been involved in motorcycle accident, you may be facing serious injury and significant medical expenses related to your treatment and recovery. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our motorcycle accident attorneys are knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to fighting on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. Contact our office at 844-443-3529 or online to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case. The attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, represent a diverse clientele, with multilingual services available in Arabic, Creole, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and other languages.