A North Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyer from our team can seek compensation on your behalf if a careless or reckless driver caused your collision. State law allows motorcyclists to hold at-fault drivers responsible for their injuries, expenses, and losses following a crash. Our team is here to help.
A North Lauderdale personal injury lawyer from GED Lawyers can assess your case and explain your options. We help injured motorcyclists understand their rights and represent them in insurance claims and lawsuits.
Damages Recoverable in a North Lauderdale Motorcycle Crash Case
When a North Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyer from GED Lawyers pursues a case against an at-fault driver, we must show:
- The at-fault party acted negligently.
- The at-fault party’s negligence caused a crash.
- Our client suffered injuries and/or experienced other losses because of the crash.
While the crash’s circumstances play a significant role in the case, the documented damages define how much the case might be worth. This makes this step in the process essential. Your North Lauderdale motorcycle wreck attorney must identify as many of your costs as possible and gather paperwork, expert testimony, relevant medical records, and other evidence to prove them.
This could allow us to recover compensation for damages such as:
- Current and future pain and suffering
- Current and future medical bills
- Ongoing care and support costs
- Income losses due to time missed at work
- Reduced earning capacity caused by lasting injuries
- Other related expenses
Wrongful Death Cases
Our North Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys also handle wrongful death cases. The recoverable damages in these cases are somewhat different. In addition, Florida Statutes § 761.21 requires the victim’s personal representative (the executor of their estate as named in their will or by the probate court) to file these lawsuits.
The proceeds of a wrongful death claim or lawsuit go to the immediate family members or other heirs. This may or may not include the personal representative.
Our team can answer your questions about this process and your legal options during your free initial consultation.
How Can a Lawyer Help With My North Lauderdale, FL Motorcycle Crash Case?
At GED Lawyers, our team of attorneys often represents clients hurt in motorcycle accidents. When we take on a case, our clients trust us to:
- Protect their rights
- Manage all communication related to the case
- Answer questions and address concerns
- Investigate what happened
- Build a compelling case against the liable party
- Demand fair compensation from their insurance carrier
- Sue the at-fault party if necessary
Our case results include several six- and seven-figure settlements and verdicts won for our clients. For example, we recovered a $500,000 settlement for an injured motorcyclist in Florida, which shows our team knows how to navigate these claims and win. While we cannot guarantee your case’s outcome, your North Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyer will fight for your best interests throughout the process.
We often meet with clients undergoing treatment in Level I trauma centers such as Broward Health Medical Center or Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as those in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and many who have returned home. We also offer telephone and video chat consultations.
We never ask our clients to pay upfront fees. We charge only a percentage of the money we recover in the case. There are never retainers or hourly fees to pay.
How Our Lawyers Build North Lauderdale Motorcycle Crash Cases
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, most auto accident cases in Florida require the victim to file a personal injury protection (PIP) claim and recover based on their no-fault insurance coverage.
However, the state’s PIP rules only apply to vehicles with four or more wheels. That means motorcyclists are not required to carry PIP coverage.
If you do not have PIP coverage, you may be able to win compensation by aiming to hold the at-fault driver accountable. You may receive a payout by:
- Negotiating a settlement with their auto liability insurance carrier
- Winning a verdict and court award at trial
Most cases settle out of court through negotiations with the insurance company. However, our North Lauderdale motorcycle wreck lawyers will not hesitate to sue and take these cases to trial when needed to get justice for our clients.
The key to winning compensation after a Broward County motorcycle accident is to build a compelling case against the at-fault driver. We need evidence to show they acted carelessly or recklessly, causing the crash. This requires documentation of the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
We will launch an investigation to show what happened, why it happened, and the role of all involved players. This usually uncovers enough evidence to allow us to convince the insurance adjuster or judge and jury that these four elements are present and the accused driver is at fault in the crash.
The Timeline for Beginning a North Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawsuit
Not every case requires us to sue the at-fault driver. However, when we do file a lawsuit, there are strict deadlines. The statute of limitations generally allows two years following the accident date to sue. The clock begins ticking on the date of death in wrongful death cases.
This is a relatively new deadline created by the passage of HB 837 / SB236, which went into effect on March 24, 2023. However, exceptions exist. Our team will assess your case and determine the applicable timeline.
Discuss Your North Lauderdale Motorcycle Collision With Us Today for Free
GED Lawyers provides free legal case consultations for motorcyclists and their families. If another driver caused your collision and injuries, you have a right to pursue compensation. Let us assess your options and explain how we will handle your case for you. You can focus on healing while we do the rest.
Contact us today to get started with your free case evaluation.