Delray Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, there are several things
you should do to ensure your rights and interests remain protected. First
and foremost, call the police so that they can come to the scene of the
accident. Make sure you request a copy of the police report. It is also
important to take photos of the roadway, damaged vehicles, and any injuries
you or your passengers have suffered. You will also want to exchange information
with the other driver and collect the contact details for any witnesses.
And, of course, seek medical attention right away for your injuries.
Finally, be sure to consult with a Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyer at
Samuel M. Yaffa P.A. We have over two decades of experience helping injured victims collect
maximum compensation for their losses.
Our team is ready to help you file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Future lost earnings
- Vehicle repair costs
- Pain and suffering
(561) 677-8566 today to begin with a free consultation. During your case review, we can
help you understand your rights and how much your claim could be worth.
Motorcycle Accidents Lead to Serious Injuries
Collisions involving motorcycles are often some of the most dangerous and
deadly. Given the lack of protection offered by a motorcycle, riders know
that a crash could result in one or more serious injuries.
Motorcycle accident victims experience a variety of
catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Bone fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of limbs
Those who walk away from a motorcycle accident with only minor cuts and
bruises are extremely fortunate. However, you are entitled to pursue compensation
no matter how severe your injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash.
No-Fault Insurance & Motorcycle Accidents
Car owners in Florida know that they live in a no-fault insurance state
and are therefore required to carry at least $10,000 in personal injury
protection (PIP) coverage. When a driver is involved in an accident, they
almost always must file a claim under their PIP insurance before they
can hold an at-fault driver liable for their losses.
All two-wheeled vehicles, including motorcycles, are excluded from the
no-fault insurance laws. This means that your PIP coverage will not apply
to damages you have incurred in a motorcycle accident.
Recovering Damages in a Motorcycle Accident
While all motorcyclists are required to carry liability insurance, they
do not need to have medical payments coverage. If you have this additional
type of insurance, your policy should pay out to cover your motorcycle
accident-related medical expenses up to the policy limits. If you do not
have this type of coverage or would like to pursue other types of losses
for your injuries, you have the option to file a fault-based claim against
the driver who caused the collision.
Under Florida’s comparative negligence laws, if you are partially
to blame for the accident, your compensation award will be reduced according
to your level of fault. For example, if you are found to be 30% at fault
for the accident, and your losses are calculated to be $100,000, the maximum
amount you can receive is $70,000.
We Can Help You Win Your Claim
When you work with Samuel M. Yaffa P.A., you get an experienced legal advocate
on your side who is dedicated to helping you maximize the compensation
you receive. Our Delray Beach motorcycle accident attorney can give you
the one-to-one support and representation you need and help you successfully
navigate the claims process.
Call Samuel M. Yaffa at
(561) 677-8566 today to begin working towards a fair settlement.