Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? We Will Help You to Navigate the Legal Process.
Motorcycles are a great way to get out on the open road and experience freedom. Unfortunately, riding motorcycles has inherent risks; the odds are higher that you will experience injuries and fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents involve 28 times more deaths and four times more injuries than other vehicles.
Even taking all of the necessary precautions and wearing the proper safety equipment and gear, your odds are higher for having an accident. Those that survive have severe injuries and rising medical bills. Everything becomes more complicated, with the victims having trouble returning to work and not knowing what to do.
Situations such as this require contacting a motorcycle lawyer immediately. The other drivers on the road have a legal obligation to look out for you, known as a duty of care. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost income, medical bills, future income, pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
At the Feldman Legal Group, we understand how overwhelming everything can be after your accident. Our experienced Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys are helping injured people navigate the legal process. You have rights; we will ensure they are respected and your voice is heard. Our team of dedicated professionals works as advocates for you and looks out for your best interests throughout the case.
Why Choose Us?
The Feldman Legal Group has worked on many motorcycle accidents and know how to get results. Our team of skilled professionals will only stop once we bring you a fair settlement.
You are not just another number with us but someone suffering from injuries and needing help. Our team understands what you are going through, and we handle everything so you can focus on improving.
We explain how the process works and help to guide you. Our firm has five-star reviews from our clients, and we are results driven. Your motorcycle accident attorney gives your case the attention it deserves and leaves nothing to chance. We follow every single lead and piece of evidence to strengthen your case.
If you schedule a consultation with Feldman Legal Group, this will be the chance to go over your case and see what options are available. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by visiting with a skilled Tampa motorcycle accident attorney.
We let you see what solutions will work the best for you without any pressure. Our track record speaks for itself, and we are ready to go once you decide to move forward with us.
How Can We Help?
You need someone you can trust after a motorcycle accident. The Tampa motorcycle accident attorneys at the Feldman Legal Group have extensive knowledge and experience with these cases. We give you objective advice and discuss the best options to protect your rights and get a fair settlement.
Our team of investigators will look for critical evidence that we can use to show the causes of your accident. We look at police and medical reports, interview witnesses, and take pictures of the scene. The evidence we collect bolsters your case, making it harder for the other side to deny any responsibility. Our persuasive advocacy is aimed at getting you a fair settlement that covers your lost wages, medical bills, pain, suffering, and future income.
Time is of the essence in these cases, and the sooner you speak with an attorney, the faster we can help you. Motorcycle accident cases are complex, and we simplify things so you can focus on recovering and feeling better.
Get help by letting us go after those who are responsible for your injuries. They are legally obligated to protect you, and we will hold them accountable for their actions.
Why Do You Need to Work with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
A motorcycle accident lawyer works on personal injury law cases. Personal injury lawyers help those injured in an accident recover various damages and expenses, such as
- Prescription medications
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- The loss of earning potential
- Emotional distress
- Vehicle damage.
Personal injuries fall under what is known as tort law. Florida defines torts as wrongful actions committed by one party which infringe on the rights of others. These cases are also known as civil wrongs, and you could take legal action to recoup the losses you are experiencing because of the accident. Florida’s tort laws allow you to sue for damages because the other party acted in a way that violates your right to safety.
Tort laws are complex, and a motorcycle accident lawyer will help you to navigate all the steps required to obtain financial recovery. We have experience working with these cases and know how to get results for you.
The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating and stimulating experience you can’t find anywhere else. Unfortunately, riding a bike can also be dangerous. Here are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents.
- Driver Inattention: Drivers are often distracted by eating, using their cell phones, or other activities and might only see you once it is too late. You must be aware of these distractions and take extra precautions to prevent an accident. The other driver must look out for you, and these distractions could make them liable for damages if their inattention causes you injury.
- Lane Splitting: Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives between the lanes of slow-moving traffic. The other drivers are surprised and do not expect a bike to pass them at such close range. The odds of fatalities in these situations are high, and we recommend avoiding such reckless behavior.
- Speeding: Speeding is another common cause of motorcycle accidents and frequently leads to injuries and fatalities. You have less time to react in these situations, and the bike’s speed increases your chances of being thrown off.
- Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol will impair your ability to adjust and react to your surroundings.
- Dangerous Road Conditions: Road conditions — including weather events, potholes, debris, and uneven pavement – can also cause motorcycle accidents. Adjusting for road conditions improves your safety, and it reduces the odds of an accident.
To decrease your chances of being involved in an accident while traveling by motorcycle, you should obey all traffic laws and look out for the other drivers on the road. Remember to wear a helmet and protective gear, and stay alert while driving. The odds of an accident on a motorcycle are higher; awareness improves your chances of seeing what is coming at you.
What Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Do for You?
A motorcycle accident lawyer works to help you to recover from the accident financially. You are suffering from injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and emotional distress and didn’t know what to do. Your motorcycle accident attorney works with you throughout the case to ensure everything is handled correctly. Here are some specific ways we could help your case:
Protecting and Explaining Your Rights
After an accident, reaching out for help can be difficult, and you are unsure who you can trust. You have lots of questions and want to know what options are available. Your motorcycle accident attorney in Tampa guides you through the process. We work as advocates who will stand up and fight for you, so your rights are protected. Your attorney explains your rights to you and what steps we can take to ensure they are respected.
Legal Advice and Guidance
Motorcycle accident cases are confusing to most people because they are unfamiliar with the insurance and legal jargon. You need help dealing with the insurance companies, which could be trying to collect evidence against you.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer will take you through the process to protect you. We advise you on what to do to improve the strength of your case, such as what to say to the insurance company.
A motorcycle accident lawyer gives you objective legal advice to guide you. You are going through enough issues after the accident and need someone on your side that will help you. A skilled attorney is the ally you can count on that is looking out for your best interests. You can sit back, relax, and focus on recovering your health while we handle your legal case.
Building a Case
Before we can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or insurance company, we gather evidence. Our team investigates and collects evidence to show . . .
- Why the accident happened and how it caused your injuries
- The other party’s role in contributing to the accident and why they are negligent
- Your injuries and damages from the accident.
A skilled motorcycle accident attorney knows what information needs to be collected to build a strong case. Our team gathers pictures from the accident scene, obtains copies of the police/medical reports, and interviews witnesses. We show how the accident occurred, who is at fault, and their obligation to pay you damages.
The first thing that happens when you file an insurance claim is the insurance company will review and respond to it. With this response, you could get an offer, but it is much lower than you need and doesn’t cover the damages. The insurance company tests you to see if you will accept the first offer.
A skilled attorney will let you know if a settlement is fair. We will negotiate directly with the insurance company on your behalf. Our team is fearless in going to trial, and we use this as leverage over the insurance company to give you a fair settlement. The odds are high that we will settle the case without going to court. The insurance company wants to avoid a trial and will pay you properly to avoid a costly and messy trial.
Looking Out for You in Court
We try to settle your case out of court, but sometimes the other side refuses to settle. The insurance company could feel that the settlement offer is too high and they are only willing to give you so much. Situations such as these require a skilled attorney to go to court and represent you.
Your attorney is familiar with the process and educates you on everything. We continue to push for a settlement before going to trial; and most of the time, we can reach an agreement at this stage. We are ready to go to trial if a settlement can’t be reached, to stand up and fight for your rights.
Contact a Tampa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Feldman Legal Group
We recommend contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer in Tampa if you are injured in an accident. You will speak with a skilled and knowledgeable professional who will review your case and discuss your options with you.
Call Feldman Legal Group today at (813) 639-9366 to discuss your case.