In an instant, the life that you once had could be gone in a motorcycle accident. All it takes is one careless move by another driver to cause a crash that could change you forever. Your life could be different, whether it is due to physical or emotional damage or both. It is even worse when the accident was someone else’s fault.
This happens all too often in the Miami area and throughout Florida. In fact, Florida is the leading state in the entire country for motorcycle crashes. There is no one conclusive explanation for this, but possible reasons could include:
When we say that your life changes in a second, there are actually two of them to be exact. This is the average amount of time that a motorcyclist has to take evasive action to avoid a crash. Even the most adept and skilled bikers cannot keep from crashes when the driver does something careless or reckless.
For motorcyclists, there is a very high likelihood of serious injury in a crash. Roughly 75% of motorcycle crashes involve a motorcycle and a car. In two-thirds of those accidents, the driver of the car has made an illegal turn and cut in front of the motorcyclist. It does not matter that the driver may have difficulty seeing the motorcyclist in their blind spot. It is the driver’s obligation to spot the motorcyclist, and they are legally responsible if they do not.
Like any other personal injury case, a motorcycle accident claim can turn on whether a driver was negligent. While some crashes are neither party’s fault, motorcycle crashes more often than not will involve some degree of fault on the part of the driver. However, negligence is not something that can only be alleged. It must be proven by the person making the claim.
Chances are that you are not able to get evidence of negligence on your own, especially at the scene of the accident. Most times, you are simply too injured to take pictures and gather anything of use in your case. However, you still need to proof when it comes time to make your claim. This is where a motorcycle accident attorney helps your case.
Your lawyer could use the following to help prove what happened in your accident:
Even when you are able to persuade the insurance company of liability, you must still secure enough compensation to fairly pay you for your injuries. Insurance companies are notorious for making this as hard as possible for injured motorcyclists. The good news is that an attorney could do the hard work of standing up to the insurance company to assert your legal rights.
There are two things that you need after a motorcycle crash: a good lawyer and a doctor. Chances are that you need several doctors. 388CEDA can get you the help that you need from one source. We offer the following medical services:
Our healthcare professional can also provide accurate and thorough documentation of your injuries and the treatment those injuries received.
Finally, you need the right lawyer for your case. You may not have the time or ability to find one on your own. We can also assist you there. All you have to do is ask us. We have a network of Brickell motorcycle accident attorneys, and we could recommend one to you. This saves you time and hassle when you have important things on your mind. At the same time, you need to focus on beginning the legal process as soon as you can. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA so we can get started helping you.
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