Motorcyle Accident Lawyer
Why hire us as your Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Motorcycle wrecks can be devastating. Motorcycles don’t have many of the safety features that cars and trucks provide. They don’t have the bulk of a car or truck. Other motorists also often are not aware of motorcyclists and their negligence frequently leads to motorcycle accidents and injuries. We understand the special needs of motorcyclists when it comes to seeking compensation for their injuries from motorcycle accidents. The insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your claim and pay you less than you deserve. That’s how they make their profits. When you hire us we can make the insurance companies pay you what you deserve. They know we’re willing to go to trial if necessary. If you’re looking for a great motorcycle accident lawyer, then you should contact us and let us tell you how we can help you.
You shouldn’t wait to contact us. If you have been in a bike wreck or crash, you are probably dealing with physical injuries that require you to rest. You don’t need the extra aggravation of trying to get the insurance company to pay you. You may not know how the process works. You are very unlikely to get the kind of settlement we can achieve on your own. It’s important to get started on your claim right away. Motorcycle insurance in many states is different from auto insurance. For example, in Florida motorcyclists cannot get PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance. PIP no-fault insurance can be helpful to auto accident victims in getting their immediate medical bills paid. Motorcyclists don’t have this option. Thus you may have trouble paying your medical bills from the wreck at first. The sooner you contact us the sooner we can get your insurance claim together and press the insurer to pay you. You also will need an attorney to make sure all the relevant evidence is collected and preserved adequately. In addition to filing your claim and filing suit if necessary, the other services we handle are:
- Gathering witness statements
- Reviewing the police reports
- Gathering evidence of the crash scene and vehicles involved
- Investigating the other driver
- Contacting all insurance companies on your behalf
- Reviewing medical records
- Consulting with experts and accident reconstruction experts
Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim
As with any personal injury claim, a motorcycle injury claim is based on the fact that someone else was negligent and caused your wreck. Usually that means that another driver violated some traffic rule and hit you or caused you to wreck. When you contact us to review your claim, we will analyze the evidence and determine if someone else was negligent for your injuries. We will also see if the motorcycle wreck can be blamed on a faulty roadway or a defective motorcycle design. The doctors who treat you may also be liable if they make medical malpractice mistakes. We will search for every possibility to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Compensation will you Recover?
When you hire us we seek every applicable insurance policy to get you the financial compensation you deserve. The law allows for compensation for several kinds of damages including:
- Past and future medical expenses caused by the accident
- Lost wages from the accident
- Pain and suffering from the injuries
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of consortium of family members in wrongful death
Wrongful Death Motorcycle Claims
If your family member has been killed in a motorcycle accident that someone else helped to cause, then you may file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. We have the experience and results to bring this kind of claim on your behalf.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
As mentioned above, motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than automobiles. However, that doesn’t mean that drivers who cause your crash can’t be held liable. Many motorists don’t drive carefully enough around motorcycles and cause the following kinds of motorcycle accidents:
- Cutting off the motorcycle
- Failing to yield to motorcycles
- Following too closely to motorcycles
- Rear-ending motorcycles
- Failing to notice and pay attention to motorcycles on the road
- Failing to notice the motorcycle at intersections
Types of Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
With little safety protection from other drivers and the road, motorcycle accidents are often severe. Common injuries include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Bone fractures and dislocations
- Loss of limbs
The Law Offices of Eric W. Kem, P.A. handles personal injury cases for people throughout Florida and California. We will fight to get you full compensation for your injuries.