Delray Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident 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.
- Calling the police so that they can come to the scene of the accident
- Requesting a copy of the police report
- Taking photos of the roadway, damaged vehicles, and any injuries you or
your passengers have suffered
- Exchanging information with the other driver and collecting the contact
details for any witnesses
- Seeking 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 or
connect with us online to begin with a free consultation. During your case review, we can help
you understand your rights and how much your Delray Beach motorcycle accident
claim could be worth.
What Are Common Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents?
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.
Statute of Limitations on Motorcycle Accidents in FL
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, the statute of limitations
in Florida states that you have four years from the date that the accident
occurred to file a lawsuit.
The statute of limitations is very rarely extended so it is important to
act fast. In order to determine if you have a case and when you should
file a claim, reach out to our experienced Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyer.
No-Fault Insurance & Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
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.
How to Recover 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.
If you were in a Delray Beach motorcycle accident, call
Samuel M. Yaffa at
(561) 677-8566 today. Your path to fair and full compensation starts with a