Motorcycle riders face more danger in becoming involved in an accident than any other user of Delray Beach roadways. Because motorcyclists have virtually no protection on a motorcycle they are often seriously injured and sometimes killed in accidents with cars and trucks. They are more prone to accidents as well because they are often in the blind spots of cars and trucks.
Those who are injured in a motorcycle accident, or the families of those who are killed, need legal help. To begin, contact a Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyer for a free, no-obligation consultation to weigh the facts and determine if a lawsuit is feasible.
An experienced injury lawyer will work hard to help recover damages for those injured while they focus on their recovery.
Personal injury incidents fall under Florida’s comparative negligence standard. Negligence is defined as not using proper care when interacting with others either intentionally or unintentionally.
Comparative negligence means everyone who shares some responsibility in causing an accident shall have their damages reduced by the percent of fault. In court, it is the role of judges and juries to determine the fault percentage using the facts of the case. Individuals should consult with a Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyer for more information on negligence.
Proving negligence rests with meeting these elements of negligence:
In personal injury cases these are the damages that may be claimed:
In fatalities, wrongful death law applies and other damages may be available.
In Florida, taking legal action following a motorcycle accident must be done within four years of the accident.
The lawsuit presents the facts of the case, the damage expenses, and applicable law. Your Delray Beach motorcycle lawyer will try to independently investigate the accident and may use an expert witness to reconstruct the accident for a jury and to refute the opposition’s interpretation of the accident. The attorney will try to depose all parties involved to develop testimonial evidence and to call them to testify in court. All records and receipts of treatments and care rendered are organized and totaled to reach the amount of damages sought.
If a case is settled, the Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyer will aggressively negotiate with the defendant’s insurance carrier to reach a satisfactory damage award amount. Call an attorney today to get started on your case.
If you are injured and unable to come to us,
our attorney will come to you - there is no charge for us to do so.