Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Orlando, FL
Motorcycle Accidents: Frequently Asked Questions
How to handle yourself after a motorcycle accident:
The best way to be after a motorcycle accident is calm. Avoid yelling, arguing and any other intense interactions with the parties involved in the accident. Hostile or unruly behavior may present significant challenges to your claim and resistance from other parties in the future.
Things to do if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident:
There are many tasks that you should complete when injured in a motorcycle accident. First, you should move your vehicle and any other materials that may be hazardous to pedestrians and other drivers. Then, you should seek medical attention. Lastly, you should document and exchange information. This includes contact information, detailed accounts of how the motorcycle accident occurred and photographs of injuries and damages. You may also wish to contact a personal injury lawyer.
What to know before and after a motorcycle accident:
The expertise of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer is helpful in motorcycle accident cases. It can be difficult to locate and submit compelling evidence to support your claim. An accident lawyer can make this process easier.
In addition, as a motorcyclist, you have a responsibility to keep yourself and others safe. This means that you are also subject to traffic rules and regulations. You should wear a helmet and take reasonable measures to be visible at night and drive cautiously. If you fail to follow Florida’s basic safety protocol, it may be difficult for you to recover your damages.
The most important tasks that you can do after a car accident is to keep record of photographs and documents. General contact information, wages and medical records should stay updated and accessible.
I was in a traffic accident when a car turned left in front of me while I was riding a motorcycle. Who is at fault?
If the driver failed to provide you with a timely warning via the turn signal, the driver is at fault. A personal injury attorney can help you file a claim against the driver who is at fault.
Will my health insurance coverage or paid sick leave from work limit my recovery for my motorcycle accident?
No. Keep in mind, however, that you may have to make payments toward your personal health insurance after receiving your settlement.
Do I have to wear a helmet if I ride only recreationally?
Yes. This will keep you safe.
Can I recover damages from the other driver if I wasn't wearing a helmet?
Per Florida standards, you are required to wear a helmet. Failure to wear a helmet may make you appear careless and responsible for your own injuries in a court of law. It is best to contact an experienced injury lawyer if you plan to recover damages from the other driver. You will need detailed and convincing evidence to be successful.
Do I have to call the police if I'm in a motorcycle accident?
ALWAYS contact the police after a motorcycle accident.
Can I get a Florida attorney if I'm in a motorcycle accident in another state?
Yes. This is possible because as a Florida resident, you are eligible to receive Florida legal representation. Further, because insurance companies operate nationally, it is not problematic to file claims/suits against people in different cities and/or states.
I rode to Florida for Bike Week but was involved in an accident. Should I get a Florida lawyer?
You should hire an experienced personal injury lawyer in Florida.
Is an investigation of my motorcycle accident case important?
Yes. An investigation of the motorcycle accident may dictate 1) your eligibility to receive compensation and the 2) the actual amount that is necessary to recover damages.
How long do I have after my accident to file my motorcycle injury case?
While you have up to 4 years to file a motorcycle injury case, it is best to file as soon after the accident as possible. Early filing results in early consideration, which has a higher likelihood of success.
I did not carry motorcycle insurance. Can I still sue the driver who hit me?
Personal injury lawyers are necessary when you do not carry motorcycle insurance. You will be presented with numerous obstacles that may make filing suit against the driver who hit you troublesome. You will need compelling evidence and justification.