Are you a motorcyclist in Margate who was hit unexpectedly by another driver? You’ve likely suffered severe harm, and your motorcycle is a wreck. Unfortunately, Florida’s personal injury protection insurance law does not cover motorcyclists. Therefore, if you had not purchased insurance and sustained severe injuries, you could be stuck paying for your damages out of pocket.
We present a different option: financial compensation from the negligent party responsible for the accident. The negligent driver should pay the damages, not the victim, and our firm wants to help to make that a reality. Ged Lawyers would like to extend our hand to you as professional litigators to pursue a personal injury claim.
Why Should I Hire Ged Lawyers For My Motorcycle Accident?
Ged Lawyers’ priority is to make one of the most challenging times of your life as easy as we can. Dealing with a legal claim can challenge anyone—even more so at the onset of injury and financial uncertainty. You must handle these responsibilities to pursue a successful personal injury claim regardless of your physical or emotional state:
- Analyze all expenses associated with your accident.
- Tally those expenses and include them in your demand letter.
- Identify all possible at-fault parties for your accident through investigation.
- Find evidence to prove accountability for liable parties to pay your damages.
- Study and apply relevant state laws that could affect your settlement.
While you’re trying to complete these tasks, the at-fault party’s lawyer is actively working against your case. Meanwhile, insurance adjusters might offer you a settlement that will leave you and your family in dire financial straits.
However, this is not your fight alone. Ged Lawyers has won personal injury cases for victims just like you. We know each case is unique and requires a personalized strategy and approach. In addition, we understand each client’s pain and desire for financial security and peace of mind. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for victims seeking that peace of mind.
“My case was handled by Yesi. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. She answered and all questions I had and helped me to better understand the process.” — Keenesha Morgan
“Michele from Ged Lawyers was super easy to work with. She was very adamant about helping me retrieve and provide the proper information to follow through with my claim. This was especially helpful since I was dealing with the overall stress of the situation. I was able to receive a check from my claim that reimbursed me for the costs of treatment, and they discovered I was eligible for additional coverage as well.” — Rooster Hawk
Negligence Can Come in Many Shapes and Forms
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury if drivers fail to perform their duty of care and collide with a biker. Here are some common instances of driver negligence:
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Sudden lane switching
- Hitting the brakes abruptly
- Running red lights
- Ignoring road signals
- Failing to give the motorcyclist right of way
Additionally, the negligent party might not be just the driver. For example, manufacturers can also be liable in instances of car failure, such as:
- Punctured tires
- Engine failure
- Brake malfunction
Finally, a municipality could be responsible for failing to maintain road safety due to the following:
- Malfunctioning traffic lights
- Cracked or damaged roads
- Damaged or missing stop signs
Ged Lawyers Will Help You Prove Accountability No Matter Who’s Responsible
While some accidents result from avoidable actions of carelessness and negligence, others are more complicated. For example, poor visibility due to weather can make placing accountability more difficult.
However, Ged Lawyers stands prepared for any circumstances and will use relevant evidence, your testimony, and our years of experience to demonstrate the fault of every party accountable in your case.
You Could Be Entitled to More Money Than You Realize
Auto accidents are expensive. After a collision, you have medical bills to pay and will need resources to repair or replace your bike. However, many victims don’t realize the full extent of the damages they could collect if their accident resulted from another person’s negligence.
Ged Lawyers has helped many victims recover financially, and we can help you decipher your case’s actual value and secure these damages.
You could recover compensation for emergency room care and surgery bills. In addition, Ged Lawyers will help you calculate the entirety of your medical damages, including rehab, counseling, prescriptions, aftercare, and long-term treatment.
Most motorcycle accidents result in substantial damage to the bike. We can help you recover the cost of repairing or replacing your cycle should the insurance company total it.
You’ve just lost what may be your primary source of transportation. However, you must still shop, visit the hospital, or work. You could recover incurred expenses for the use of alternative forms of transportation.
Some accidents will put you out of work for a while. In a personal injury claim, you can include income you would have earned during your recovery in your claim. This amount varies by case, depending on how much you make and how long you cannot work.
Ability to Earn
Additionally, if the crash affected your ability to earn a living, this could significantly increase the value of your settlement—especially if you’ve emerged from the accident with a permanent disability.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages may be the most challenging aspects of your losses to measure. The impact of your injury on your mental and emotional state could diminish your quality of life. We’ll help you place a dollar value on your anguish and include it in your claim.
Collecting Damages Is Your Legal Right–But Only Within a Certain Period
You have two years from the accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit under Florida law. Otherwise, a judge might throw out your case.
Ged Lawyers can build a compelling case and file it before the deadline. We’ll collect evidence while the accident scene is still present and memories are fresh in the minds of onlookers and other drivers.
Uninsured Motorist Insurance Cases
Do you have uninsured motorist insurance, which covers your medical and property damage if an uninsured or underinsured driver hits you? If so, the statute of limitations for a crash caused by that motorist is five years. Our team will investigate the crash and determine the deadline for your case.
Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Are Available 24/7
Ged Lawyers has lawyers available in Margate standing by to provide you and your family with the help you need to get your life back on track. Contact a team member today for a free case review.