Frequently Asked Questions
Answers for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Sarasota & Bradenton
How much money can I expect for settlement in my motorcycle accident?
Each case varies based on the extent of the injuries and the damage to
your motorcycle as well. When you contact a Sarasota motorcycle accident
attorney through Florida Biker Law, the lawyer can help you to determine
what types of claims for damages can be made. Generally, the more serious
the injuries, the higher the settlement will be. This is crucial for injured
motorcycle riders, as it may be necessary to have extensive medical and
rehabilitative treatments after a motorcycle accident. If you contact
Florida Biker Law, you can be assured that you are represented by a qualified
lawyer to help you.
Why do I need a motorcycle accident lawyer?
When dealing with insurance companies, you may discover that they much
prefer to pay LOWER settlements. These are profit-oriented corporations,
and they do all that they can to ensure that maximum profits are made
for their stockholders. This is a sad situation for the motorcycle rider
who is now facing possibly months, years or a lifetime of medical care.
With the assistance of a Sarasota motorcycle accident lawyer recommended
by Florida Biker Law, you will be protected from this activity. It has
been proven in case after case that the settlements, judgments or verdicts
for the motorcycle rider are much higher when they have the assistance
of a skilled personal injury lawyer.
How much does a lawyer cost for a motorcycle injury case?
When a motorcycle accident lawyer takes on an injury case, it is done on
a “contingency” basis. This means that you do not pay the
lawyer’s fees until the case reaches a settlement, judgment or verdict.
What if I can’t work due to my motorcycle accident?
When this is the case, it is crucial that you have legal assistance. A
skilled Sarasota motorcycle attorney can include wage loss and future
wage loss in your claim for damages. This way you can fight to make sure
that you don’t suffer financial disaster as well as the injuries
you are already dealing with.
Aren’t all attorneys the same in handling an accident case?
Actually, no! When your attorney is from Florida Biker Law, you will get
a lawyer that is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of motorcycle accidents,
proving in court who was the responsible party in the accident, and this
is not every lawyer. For example, would every lawyer know that there are
motorcycles with linked front and rear brakes, and others that are not?
This can be a vital point in proving scientifically who is at fault in
the accident. In other cases, the defense has claimed that the motorcyclist
did not have their headlight on; not realizing that it automatically came
on when the ignition came on. These are the types of details that can
make or break a personal injury case, and you will be represented by an
extremely knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorney.
Won’t the insurance company just pay the damages?
Surprisingly, it can be more difficult than you think. In many cases a
very low “settlement” offer is made. When there is no legal
representation, how would you know if you are getting fairly compensated
for your damages? There are likely many more aspects to the claim that
are not included in the settlement offered. It is crucial that you don’t
accept any settlement offer from an insurance company without contacting
Florida Biker Law.
The Importance of Carrying Uninsured Motorist Coverage Insurance For Your
Florida does not require motorists to carry bodily injury liability coverage,
so up to one-third out on the road are uninsured. For this reason, it
is especially important for motorcyclists and those traveling through
the state of Florida to carry what is called
“Uninsured Motorist coverage”.
Contact a Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Attorney from Florida Biker Law if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident
and have any questions about your injuries or your legal claim.