The motorcycle accident attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have helped hundreds of bikers throughout Florida sue negligent motor vehicle drivers, trucking companies and others who were responsible for causing their clients harm. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a crash, our attorneys can review the facts of your case to determine whether you should pursue legal action.
By filing a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries, you may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and any other losses incurred as a result of your crash. Our Sarasota attorneys will use their years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases to help you obtain the compensation you deserve and can also deal with insurance companies directly on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident in the Sarasota area, complete our free, no-obligation case review form to find out how Morgan & Morgan may be able to help you. In Florida, there is a time limit in which a motorcycle accident lawsuit may be filed, so it is important that you contact us today.
What Will Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney Do?
Investigate the Cause of Your Accident
If you choose Morgan & Morgan to represent you, your motorcycle accident attorney will investigate the causes of the accident and determine which drivers or insurance companies may be sued under Florida law. As part of this process, your attorney may do the following to learn the facts and laws at issue in your case:
- Interview witnesses
- Review Sarasota police reports
- Obtain traffic camera footage, if available
Evaluate Your Medical Condition
- Review all medical files describing the injuries you suffered as a result of the accident
- Work with medical experts to review your medical records to fully understand the extent of your injuries
Deal with Insurance Companies
Insurance companies in Florida are notorious for delaying payments and for refusing to pay legitimate claims. Your attorney can serve as your advocate in dealing with insurance companies to make sure you are getting all benefits and compensation to which you are entitled. Your attorney may also help you complete all required paperwork, and, if necessary, negotiate for higher levels of compensation.
Engage in Settlement Negotiations
Many motorcycle accident lawsuits settle before trial. If the insurance companies involved in your case submit any settlement offers, your attorney at Morgan & Morgan will help you evaluate the offer to make sure it provides you with full and proper compensation for your injuries. If the settlement offer is too low, your attorney may negotiate for a higher settlement amount. As part of these negotiations, your attorney may present medical evidence to the insurance company describing the severity of your injuries.
Should the negotiations not result in an acceptable settlement offer, our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys have the resources needed to take your case to trial. Our attorneys are among the top trial lawyers in Florida and are known for their courtroom capabilities.
What Can I Recover in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?
Through a motorcycle accident lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for the following types of damages:
Medical Expenses – You may be eligible to receive compensation for past and future medical expenses, all costs associated with rehabilitation, and fees charged by in-home care aides.
Lost Wages – If you missed work because of a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover damages for lost income, wages, and salary. Furthermore, if you are unable to return to work or your ability to perform the essential functions of your job has been diminished, you may be able to recover compensation for your reduced earning potential. Your attorney may hire an economic expert to estimate the value of your decreased earning potential to ensure that you receive adequate compensation.
Pain and Suffering – By filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering that you experienced as a result of the motorcycle accident.
Punitive Damages – If the motorcycle accident was caused by particularly reckless conduct, you may be able to receive punitive damages, which are intended to punish the reckless driver.
In addition, if your spouse, parent, or family member was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the parties responsible for causing the accident.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, complete our free, no-obligation case review form. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your potential case and help you determine if you should pursue legal action.