Were you or a loved one hurt in a motorcycle accident in Miami, FL? If you were hurt because someone else was careless, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call an experienced Miami motorcycle accident lawyer at Shaked Law Firm at (305) 937-0191 for help getting the full compensation you deserve.
Since 2007, our legal team has been committed to helping our clients recover the maximum compensation possible. We’ve already recovered millions of dollars for accident victims in South Florida. We’d be happy to fight for you.
Are you interested in learning more? Contact our law offices in Miami, Florida, today to schedule a free consultation.
How Shaked Law Firm Can Help After a Motorcycle Accident in Miami
The days and weeks following a motorcycle accident can be extremely difficult. You may be struggling with extreme injuries, fear, and uncertainty about the future. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult for motorcyclists to recover fair compensation for their injuries.
Insurance companies often complicate the claims process for motorcycle accident victims. Fighting back can seem impossible, but you don’t have to give up. An experienced Miami personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complexities of filing an insurance claim–and fight for your rights in court if the insurance company refuses to play fair.
Our lawyers at Shaked Law Firm have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for people like you. We have received numerous awards and media recognitions for our legal services.
When you hire Shaked Law Firm, you’ll have an advocate in your corner to:
- Determine who caused your accident
- Gather evidence to establish causation and liability
- Hire experts and specialists to back up your personal injury claim
- Protect you when you’re blamed for causing the accident
- Negotiate with insurance adjusters to recover the maximum compensation possible
When it comes to your personal injury settlement, we know that every dollar counts. Our Miami personal injury attorney offers experience you can trust. Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation available for your claim.
Are you ready to take the next step? Call for a free initial consultation today.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Miami?
Nearly 600,000 motorcycles are registered in the state of Florida–more than any other state but California. It’s not entirely surprising that a large percentage of motorcycle crashes nationwide happen in Florida.
Both the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) keep track of motorcycle wrecks in the sunshine state.
In 2020, there were 8,037 motorcycle accidents and 517 motorcycle fatalities reported in Florida. Over 900 motorcycle accidents and 50 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Miami-Dade County.
What is My Miami Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?
In any motorcycle accident case, the insurance company will try to convince the victim to accept less compensation than they really deserve. They might try to blame the victim, minimize the extent of your injuries or use other scare tactics to get you to accept a lowball settlement.
Our Miami motorcycle accident attorneys at Shaked Law Firm can help you determine what your case is really worth.
We’ll consider a range of factors in calculating the value of your case, including:
- The type and severity of your injuries
- The cost of your medical treatment
- Your prognosis and expected future medical needs
- How much time you missed from work
- How the injury diminished your quality of life
- Your emotional and physical pain and suffering
No two personal injury cases are the same. Our lawyers can review the circumstances of your accident in a free consultation to help you better understand what your motorcycle accident case is worth. Just give us a call today to learn more.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims?
The cost of treating a motorcycle accident injury can be overwhelming. If someone else was responsible, they should also be responsible for paying your damages.
Florida personal injury laws allow car accident victims to recover compensation for economic and non-economic losses.
After any type of motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to compensation for economic damages, or out-of-pocket costs, such as:
- Past and future medical expenses, including ER visits, hospitalization, and follow-up visits
- Past and future lost wages and income
- Diminished earning potential
- Physical therapy
- Property damage
You can also recover damages to compensate for the pain you’ve suffered. Those non-economic damages typically include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Physical disfigurement and scarring
- Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Loss of consortium
Family members of fatal motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover additional damages.
Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?
Florida follows pure comparative negligence rules. Sharing responsibility for an accident won’t automatically bar you from recovering damages. However, your award can be reduced to account for your proportionate share of fault. For example, if you’re allocated 25% of the blame, your settlement will be reduced by 25%.
The less fault assigned to you, the more money you’ll take home. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to pin most of the blame on the motorcyclist. Our lawyers know how to fight back if you’re being blamed for causing an accident. Call our law offices today for help protecting your legal right to fair compensation.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Even with a helmet, a motorcycle rider has very little protection in an accident. It’s no surprise that motorcyclists often suffer the most serious injuries imaginable. Even a relatively minor motorcycle crash can lead to weeks or months of recovery.
At Shaked Law Firm, our attorneys will fight for full compensation for your injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
- Degloving injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crushing injuries
- Back injuries
- Organ damage
- Broken bones
- Traumatic amputations
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death of a loved one
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you have a lot to handle right now. Don’t let that prevent you from getting the legal advice you deserve. Call for a free case review today to learn more about how experienced legal representation can benefit you.
What Causes Most Motorcycle Accidents in Miami, Florida?
Motorcycle accidents occur for a number of different reasons, including driver negligence.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Miami include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigued driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Misjudging the motorcycle’s speed
- Unsafe left-hand turns
- Aggressive driving
- Unsafe passing or lane changes
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Other traffic violations
- Drunk driving
- Defective parts or vehicles
- Hazardous road conditions
- Bad weather conditions
Some accidents have multiple causes. Our lawyers can help you get to the bottom of it. Just call our law offices today to schedule your free case evaluation.
How Do I Prove Negligence After a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?
Most motorcycle accident claims are based on negligence theories. If you were seriously hurt, you might be entitled to recover compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company.
To recover compensation, you’ll have to prove that the responsible party was negligent. That means establishing:
- A legal duty of care existed
- The other party breached the duty of care
- The breach caused the accident
- You suffered damages and injuries
Your attorney will launch an investigation to gather evidence to prove your claim. We’ll work to show that the at-fault party failed to exercise a reasonable amount of care under the circumstances.
Proof of negligence might include:
- Video surveillance and dashcam footage
- Photos of the crash site
- The results of a police investigation
- Eyewitness testimony
- Evidence from your medical records
- Accident reconstruction specialists’ testimony
In some cases, your claim may be based on a strict liability theory. For example, if the accident happened because of a defect in a motor vehicle, the manufacturer can be held strictly liable for damages — even if without evidence of negligence.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?
You shouldn’t wait too long to take legal action after an accident. It’s important to file your insurance claims within a reasonable amount of time after the crash. You’ll also only have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The four-year period starts running on the date of your accident.
Once this statute of limitations is up, you’ll lose your right to sue for damages.
Different deadlines may apply depending on the facts of your case. For example, in Florida, wrongful death lawsuits have to be filed within two years of death.
Contact a Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you were recently hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact Shaked Law Firm for help today. An experienced Miami motorcycle accident lawyer can help you fight for every dollar you deserve. Your initial consultation is free, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.
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