Riding a motorcycle should be a safe activity so long as you follow all the rules of the road and pay attention to your surroundings. In reality, motorcyclists are especially likely to suffer serious injuries in traffic accidents, often because of the negligent behavior of the commuter car driver involved in those wrecks.

Any seasoned personal injury attorney knows seeking fair compensation for injuries you sustained in a motorcycle crash that was not your fault can be a complex process. In a situation like this, seeking help from a dedicated Wellington motorcycle accident lawyer could make the difference between getting the restitution you deserve and potentially getting nothing at all.

Options for Financial Recovery After a Motorcycle Wreck

One important thing to note about motorcycle accidents compared to other types of collisions is that Florida’s “no-fault” insurance system does not apply to motorcycles. Furthermore, state law does not strictly require motorcyclists to purchase liability insurance coverage, although doing so is one of the easiest ways to fulfill the state’s “financial responsibility” requirements for motorcyclists.

In practice, what all this means is that if a driver acts recklessly or carelessly in such a way that they cause a motorcyclist to get hurt, that motorcyclist does not necessarily have to pursue financial recovery through insurance claims before they can file a civil suit. Instead, injured motorcyclists may be able to immediately take legal action against the driver at fault for the wreck or that driver’s insurance provider. Through a successful lawsuit or settlement demand, it may be possible to recover damages such as:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Motorcycle repair/replacement costs
  • Lost work income and/or working ability
  • Expenses related to long-term disability, such as the costs of assistive equipment and home modifications
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Emotional and psychological suffering
  • Lost overall quality of life

A Wellington attorney could offer more specific guidance about what damages may be available to injured parties after a specific motorcycle crash during a confidential consultation.

Navigating Potential Obstacles in a Motorcycle Crash Claim

Support from seasoned legal counsel could be key to overcoming the legal and procedural roadblocks that may get in the way of a motorcyclist trying to file suit over an accident. For example, under Florida Statutes §768.81, civil courts can reduce the total compensation available to an injured person in proportion to whatever share of “comparative fault” that person holds for their accident—in other words, the degree to which that person caused or worsened their own injuries through their own negligence.

Additionally, FL Stat. §95.11 sets a filing deadline of just two years after an accident first occurs for a subsequently injured person to file suit, with few exceptions. Building the strongest possible claim demonstrating the defendant’s liability within this strict time limit could be much easier with the help of a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in Wellington.

Call a Wellington Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous, even at low speeds. These collisions are often deadly at higher speeds. If you were involved in a wreck like this because of another person’s misconduct, they—and not you—should be the one who pays financially for your ensuing injuries and losses.

Guidance from a tenacious Wellington motorcycle accident lawyer could be key to achieving an ideal outcome from your civil claim. Call Aronberg & Aronberg, Injury Law Firm, today to discuss your options.

 

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