When drivers fail to look out for bikers on the road, serious accidents can occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida leads the U.S. in the number of motorcycle deaths and injuries that occur every year. Motorcyclists are at a particularly high risk of injury if they are involved in accidents because motorcycles do not offer any protection in a collision and are typically much smaller than the vehicles they collide with. That said, motorcyclists have the same rights as all other motorists when driving on Florida’s roadways, and drivers who do not respect motorcyclists’ rights can be held accountable for accidents they cause. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. today at 772-220-4400. Our attorneys will work to help you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help determine who is legally at fault for your motorcycle accident. This is a process that may prove to be complex and difficult if you attempt it on your own. When it is not clear who is at fault for your accident, a skilled accident lawyer and legal team will work to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident. The lawyer you hire should collect any necessary evidence to facilitate your claim, including medical records, police reports, and eyewitness testimony, in order to determine negligence and liability in your case.
Furthermore, it is important to seek legal representation for any negotiations with insurance companies. Unfortunately, PIP coverage (personal injury protection) is not available to motorcyclists, even if the motorcycle owner already has a PIP policy for a car. What’s more, an insurer may attempt to negotiate a quick settlement or deny your claim outright. An insurance representative may ask questions meant to lure you into inadvertently admitting fault for the accident. While truthful, the statements you provide may significantly impact your ability to obtain fair compensation. A personal injury lawyer can handle all negotiations with insurance agents to ensure you get the full amount of compensation you need and don’t accidentally jeopardize your claim.
Why Choose Us?
The attorneys at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. are here to help you navigate the chaos caused by a motorcycle accident with caring and personalized legal services. We understand the financial and emotional hardships you are facing due to your injuries. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling motorcycle accident cases in Florida. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has also been the recipient of the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in both 2014 and 2015, and is listed as a trusted AV® rated firm.
When you hire us, our attorneys will handle negotiations with the insurance company (if applicable), undertake an accident investigation, and aid you in any financial obstacles that come your way due to an injury. At The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., we are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation that you are entitled to.
Motorcycle Accident Liability Cases We Handle
Motorcycle accidents may happen due to reckless driving, manufacturing defects, driver negligence, or hazardous road conditions. In some cases, a defective part on a motorcycle or on the other driver’s vehicle may have led to the motorcycle accident. If this is found to be true, a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective part may be called for. Moreover, a person injured in a motorcyclist accident may be able to seek compensation for their injuries from negligent drivers, negligent trucking companies, or even negligent car manufacturers. When there is an inquiry into the events of the accident, a thorough legal investigation will help determine liability, what expenses the insurance companies will cover, and what damages need to be sought that are not covered by insurance.
The attorneys of a client injured in a motorcycle accident must make clear that the other driver, their vehicle, or the company they work for is responsible because they failed to meet certain standards of care. The attorneys at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. are committed to investigating all details of the accident, including disobeyed traffic laws, driver fatigue, and whether or not the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. These factors put the motorcyclist at greater risk of both financial and physical trauma in the event of an accident. When determining liability, the knowledgeable lawyers at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. will work to investigate which party behaved negligently and, if the fault is shared, to what degree.
Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers understand that the road to recovery after a motorcycle accident is a long one. It may require extensive hospital stays, expensive medical care, several surgeries, physical therapy, and/or rehabilitation. The consequences of a motorcycle accident are not limited to a physical or financial burden, however. A victim may suffer emotional trauma when coping with the fact that their life was drastically changed due to their accident.
It is therefore of the utmost importance to hire a firm that has served the Treasure Cost for over 25 years. The lawyers at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical costs and expenses, loss of income (including past, current, and future earnings), and for punitive damages (including your pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life).
Furthermore, if your loved one was killed as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party to help you collect compensation for their final expenses and your loss of support and inheritance, among other damages. Only certain family members are eligible to file wrongful death claims, so contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. to learn whether this is an option for you.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, please know that you are not alone. No matter what your present situation, the compassionate lawyers at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. are ready to fight on your behalf. Our skilled motorcycle accident attorneys will ensure that you receive fair and just compensation for your injuries.
We work closely with our clients to guide them through all the legal options that are available to them. Our dedicated attorneys can make a difference in the outcome of your motorcycle accident case, and help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve. We serve victims throughout the entire region of the Treasure Coast, including Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, and Indiantown. Contact us today at 772-220-4400 for a free consultation.