Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Securing Compensation For Victims
If you are a motorcyclist, you already know that you are more likely than other motorists to be injured in an accident. But you may not know that you are entitled to compensation for injuries caused by a negligent driver. If you have been injured while motorcycling in central Florida, speak now to an experienced Orlando motorcycle accident attorney at Page & Eichenblatt.
For over 25 years, the injury attorneys at Page & Eichenblatt have helped motorcycle accident victims secure the compensation they deserve. Schedule a free consultation with our team by calling 407-386-1900 or using the contact form here on our website.
What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle accident victims often suffer severe injuries because motorcycles don’t come with the features that protect a car’s drivers and passengers. Without airbags and seat belts, there’s a much higher risk of suffering a catastrophic injury.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractured bones, amputations, road rash, and internal injuries.
What Should You Do After A Motorcycle Accident in Orlando?
Your mind may be racing immediately after a motorcycle accident, but it’s important to try to remain calm. What you do and say in the hours, days, and weeks after an accident could affect your health and the outcome of your motorcycle accident claim. If you are involved in a motorcycle collision, here’s what you will need to do:
- If you are able, make sure everyone is safe. If anyone is hurt, summon paramedics.
- Seek medical attention for yourself at once, even if you feel fine.
- Summon the police and find out when their accident report will be available.
- If possible, move your bike and the other vehicles off the road.
- Exchange contact and insurance details with the other driver or drivers.
- Take photos of the scene, the property damage, your visible injuries, and other evidence at the scene of the crash.
- If there are eyewitnesses, try to get their contact information. Do not discuss the details of the accident with these witnesses–simply ask for their contact information.
- Do not admit to anything and do not sign anything.
- After you’ve had a medical exam, call Page & Eichenblatt as quickly as you can.
Following these steps is the best way to protect yourself and your right to compensation for your injuries.
Should You Talk To A Insurance Company After A Motorcycle Accident?
Don’t let the other driver’s insurance company pressure you into taking a quick settlement after a motorcycle crash. You’ll almost certainly be settling for less than your injury claim is worth, and you’ll forfeit the right to take any further legal action or to seek any additional compensation.
In fact, do not even speak to an auto insurance company if you’ve been injured by a negligent driver while motorcycling. Instead, let the legal team at Page & Eichenblatt do the negotiating on your behalf to ensure you obtain the compensation you need.
How Are Most Motorcycling Injury Claims Resolved?
The vast majority of personal injury claims, including motorcycle accident claims, are resolved outside of the courtroom. This means it is likely that your case will never go to trial. But when no fair settlement is offered during private negotiations, our attorneys will take your case to trial and ask a jury to order the defendant to fully compensate you.
What Types of Compensation Can You Recover For Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. In Florida, motorcycle accident victims can recover compensation for their current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
The exact value of your case will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and liability. Talk to our attorneys to learn more about the value of your claim.
What is Florida’s “14-Day Rule” For Motorcycle Accident Victims?
Following the 14-day rule is extremely important if you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida. This rule states that you must be treated and/or examined by a medical provider within the first 14 days after the accident. If you miss this deadline, the law will not allow you to recover compensation from your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage.
How Can An Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?
If you are injured in a motorcycle collision, arrange immediately to meet with an attorney at Page & Eichenblatt.
If you file a personal injury claim, the other driver’s insurance company – and that company’s attorney – may claim that you were at fault. They could also try to question the severity of your injuries in an effort to lower the value of your claim. They use these tactics to try to get away with paying you as little as possible. That’s why you must be represented by an injury lawyer who knows how to go head-to-head with these insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve.
Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident. During this investigation, your attorney may seek help from an accident reconstruction specialist to determine exactly how the accident happened and how you were injured.
The evidence gathered in the investigation can be used to prove liability and the severity of your injuries. It’s imperative to have an injury attorney’s help so that the investigation may begin immediately. After concluding the investigation, your attorney will begin aggressively pursuing the compensation you are entitled to by law.
Book A Free Consultation With Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Now
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in the greater Orlando area, we are ready to fight for the compensation you need. Our personal injury attorneys have over 25 years of experience helping the injured secure the compensation they deserve. Let our team work tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome in your case. We won’t settle for less than you deserve.
Learn more about your legal options during a free consultation with our team. To schedule your consultation, call 407-386-1900 or fill out the contact form on this website.