Do I Need a Lawyer if I was in a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycles are an increasingly popular transportation option, but the road can be a dangerous place for riders. While states and the federal government have taken steps to improve driver education and motorcycle awareness, the rate of injury and death remains high. When a rider is injured in a motorcycle accident, the rider may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, injuries, loss of income, and other damages. However, motorcycle accident claims can be difficult to handle on your own. A rider could be fighting an uphill battle to receive the compensation they deserve. Motorcycle accidents can cause great damage, and not only financially and physically, but emotionally as well. Navigating through the complex laws that determine who’s liable and who’s not, what negligence means, and how much compensation is appropriate is a difficult job for any legal team to assess, let alone one person. That’s why if you are a victim of a motorcycle accident in Miami or throughout the State of Florida, you should be looking for an experienced Florida lawyer who has extensive legal knowledge of the complex personal injury laws to help with your case. Here is a list of some of the most important reasons you should consider hiring a motorcycle accident attorney:

Prove Liability for Your Injuries

Like most types of settlements, the willingness to settle and the amount offered after an accident will depend heavily on the evidence supporting your case. For this reason, witness statements, police reports, and other documentation are critical in these negotiations. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. This is a crucial part of your claim and can be very difficult to do without the help of an attorney. An experienced lawyer will be able to go through the evidence and determine exactly what happened, and who was at fault for the damages and injuries that occurred. Your attorney will obtain the needed evidence to prove your innocence by speaking with the medical doctor who treated your injuries, obtaining the police report, gathering your medical records, and Interviewing witnesses.

Investigate the Motorcycle Accident

Your attorney conducts a thorough investigation into the cause of the motorcycle accident. You must prove that the other driver was responsible for causing your motorcycle accident. An attorney identifies who is responsible for causing the accident and gathers evidence to prove fault. Some of the steps an attorney may take when investigating a motorcycle accident include, but are not limited to: obtaining a copy of the crash report, interviewing and taking statements from eyewitnesses, visiting the accident scene to gather evidence, obtain videos of the collision from traffic cameras and other sources, obtaining copies of your medical records, gathering physical evidence from the motorcycle, requesting copies of insurance policies for the parties involved in the accident, hiring accident experts and accident reconstructionist, handle the Insurance Company.

Negotiate with Insurance Companies

Although the value of hiring an attorney varies with each situation, having experienced legal counsel will help anyone injured in a car accident improve their chances of getting a high claim settlement. Attorneys take a portion of the final amount, and settlement negotiations will delay your payout; but more often than not, it is worth the added cost, particularly with high dollar claims. When considering a car insurance settlement, remember to be patient, consider all of your options, and reach out to an attorney for a free consultation before accepting money from your insurance company.

File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Most motorcycle accident claims settle out of court. Injury lawyers negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement. If for any reason, your case has to go to trial because of the failed attempts from the insurance company to reach a reasonable settlement, then we at the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero will decide whether your case should go forward and be presented in front of a jury. At this time, the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero, with your cooperation will prepare a strategy on how to convince the jury in order to ensure a favorable verdict on your behalf. We at the Law Offices of Suarez & Montero have the experience on how to build a compelling case and deliver it in a convincing manner to the jury or a judge.

Call Our Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today!

Overall, make sure that the attorney you hire has experience handling motorcycle accident claims. You want someone who understands the unique factors related to accident claims involving motorcycles. Ask the attorney about the attorney’s experience handling motorcycle accident  claims, including how many cases settle and how many cases go to court. You need an attorney who is a talented negotiator, but also a skilled trial attorney in case you need to take the matter to court. If you have lost a family member in a motorcycle accident that was not his or her fault due to a defect, you may have a right to seek compensation for your losses. If you have lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, you may have a right to seek compensation for your losses. The Law Offices of Suarez & Montero Car Accident Attorneys is a personal injury law firm with locations in Miami and Broward. The accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero can help those of you who would like to pursue wrongful death motorcycle accident claim. To discuss how we can assist you, call us or contact us online. We encourage you to learn more about and the successes our attorneys have had on behalf of individuals and families who have suffered serious personal injury in accidents involving motorcycles.

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:
Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.
Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach.

Jaime Suarez

An experienced legal personal injury defense professional in Miami, who is dedicated to helping accident victims with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, slip and fall accidents, prescription errors, wrongful death, and accidents at work.