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If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the insurance company may take note of your delicate state and attempt to use it to their advantage to minimize any payouts. The attorneys in Morgan & Morgan’s Jacksonville office are familiar with these tactics and can handle negotiations on your behalf to help ensure you receive all damages to which you are entitled. Our Jacksonville attorneys have the experience and dedication needed to successfully recover compensation for your losses, which may include medical bills and lost wages.
To find out how we can help, fill out our free case review form today. Our Jacksonville office can help you learn about the basics of filing a lawsuit and how it can help you at this time.
How Can a Jacksonville Motorcycle Attorney Help?
Initially, your attorney can handle any discussions with insurance companies on your behalf. He or she can also launch an investigation into the accident to create a claim highlighting the reason the at-fault party, most commonly another driver, should be liable for your damages.
During the investigation, your attorney may consult with experts, including accident re-creationists and medical professionals; review Jacksonville police reports, photographs, video, medical records, and witness accounts of the accident; and investigate road conditions, vehicle maintenance, and weather conditions. Using your claim as leverage, your attorney will then handle insurance claims and negotiations, the filing of a formal lawsuit, re-negotiations with all parties involved in the case, and litigation of the case in court, if necessary.
The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are skilled negotiators and trial lawyers with fine-tuned investigative skills. With the assistance of our insightful experts, our Jacksonville attorneys have established a history of successfully recovering compensation for clients who were unexpectedly and wrongfully injured in an accident.
Motorcycle Accident Causes and Injuries
Our Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorneys handle lawsuits in which another driver:
- Changed lanes without looking
- Followed a motorcyclist too closely
- Turned left into the path of a motorcyclist
- Failed to yield to the biker
- Failed to pay attention to the surroundings
We also handle claims involving collisions with fixed objects and poorly maintained roadways.
Motorcyclists are offered minimal protection while riding and are therefore at risk for serious injury or death in the event of a collision. In some instances, these injuries can be so severe or life-threatening that the biker will need to undergo expensive medical treatment as a result. Our Jacksonville attorneys have successfully recovered compensation to cover these and other unexpected costs on behalf of clients who sustained the following injuries:
- Bone fractures
- Severe head trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Brain damage
- Loss of limbs
Motorcycle Injury Accident Lawsuits
Using evidence uncovered in the investigation, your attorney will determine the type of lawsuit that best fits your situation and against whom it should be filed. In most cases, your attorney will pursue compensation on your behalf by filing a lawsuit for negligence, product liability, or wrongful death.
Negligence lawsuits will require your attorney to prove the at-fault party owed you a duty to drive in a reasonable manner to help ensure the safety of others, and that this duty was not met through the driver’s act or failure to act. If your attorney establishes that you sustained an injury that was the direct result of this breach of duty, the at-fault party may be required to provide compensation for your losses.
Product liability lawsuits are filed when a manufacturing defect in one of the vehicles contributed to the accident that caused your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, your attorney may pursue a product liability suit against the manufacturer of the defective product.
Wrongful death lawsuits may be pursued by surviving family members on behalf of a lost loved one. In these instances, the attorney must prove the same elements of a negligence case, as if the suit were filed by the deceased themselves.
A successful lawsuit may help the victim recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other related damages.
If you have sustained an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation through a motorcycle accident lawsuit. Stay informed by completing our free case review form today.