Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
In a motorcycle or moped crash, the rider does not have the protection of a metal vehicle surrounding them, nor safety devices such as an air bag or padded dash. As a result, motorcyclists are much more susceptible to severe injuries in an accident than the occupant of a car or truck.
The lawyers and staff at Bernstein & Maryanoff have the resources and experience to help you pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries or loss in a motorcycle crash. With a principal office in Miami, numerous other offices across Florida, and the willingness to make house calls, our attorneys will be there when you need them.
Under Florida law, a motorcycle is excluded from the no-fault insurance law. This means that the driver of a motor vehicle that hits a motorcycle does not have the defenses available under the auto no-fault law. In many motorcycle accidents, the victim can recover money damages from the at-fault driver without having to prove that they are permanently injured. The only question is how much money the victim should be awarded for their injury or loss.
Motorcycle accidents are usually the fault of the driver of the other vehicle. People don’t show respect for motorcycles and often cut in front of them. The response of many drivers after an accident is that they didn’t see the motorcyclist. The resulting damages or loss can be devastating for the victims. A motorcyclist can suffer a head injury or permanent scar from being thrown against the pavement.
It’s very important for your lawyer to get good photographs of your injury immediately following the accident and during your healing to properly present your case in pre-trial settlement conferences with the insurance company and, if necessary, a jury trial.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Reasons to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents many times involve more significant personal injury than auto accidents. This is due to motorcycle occupants not having the protection of a car’s airbag, seatbelt, and metal surrounding its occupants. Many motorcycle accidents are the fault of careless drivers not being attentive to motorcycles.
The injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident many times include multiple fractures and road rash. I have worked on numerous motorcycle accidents where the injuries were catastrophic, including a leg amputation motorcycle accident; a motorcycle accident where the driver was paralyzed; many motorcycle accidents where the driver died and others. The primary protection a motorcycle driver often has is the helmet which protects against head, face and brain injury.
You Should Not Attempt to Handle Your Own Accident Case
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Adjusters are trained and licensed to resolve these cases. It is in their best interest to pay the least money they can to the motorcycle accident personal injury victim. They do not represent the motorcycle accident victim. Their goal is to represent the insurance company. You should retain an experienced Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer like myself, Jack Bernstein with over 36 years experience, to handle your motorcycle accident. We can assist you with your motorcycle damage claim, and help to get the insurance company to pay the full value for your motorcycle if it’s declared a total loss. A total loss in a motorcycle accident means, it costs more to fix your motorcycle than your motorcycle’s value.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers are experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases. This results in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach, Florida accident adjuster many times paying money on the high-value range for your personal injury case. If they don’t agree to pay a reasonable amount based upon our knowledge from handling motorcycle accidents and all types of personal injury cases, the Florida insurance adjusters are aware that our Personal Injury lawyers who work at Bernstein and Maryanoff will bring a lawsuit against the negligent car or truck driver in the Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or West Palm Beach Circuit Court.
Tired and Careless Drivers Cause Motorcycle Crashes
Many motorcycle accidents result from car drivers that are fatigued and not paying attention to the fact that motorcycles have a right to use of the roads too. Often motorcycle accidents in Florida result from drivers changing lanes without checking the blind spot for motorcycles. Often times they don’t keep a watch out for motorcycles as if they expect only cars to be on the roads.
Many times negligent car drivers don’t see the motorcycle due to being overly tired and crash into them. Often, drunk drivers cause motorcycle accidents. I worked on a motorcycle accident where a drunken driver drove in the opposite direction from traffic and killed the newlywed motorcycle driver and put the wife into the hospital for months. I recently settled a case where a drunk driver killed a young man and I donated ten percent of the attorney fees to MADD. Our experienced personal injury lawyers and staff at Bernstein and Maryanoff will assist you with all your needs caused by the motorcycle accident.
What You Are Entitled to from a Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle Accident’s cause property damage and personal injuries. A Miami, Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm Beach motorcycle accident victim is entitled to recover all losses for property damage caused by the motorcycle accident. This includes the cost to fix the motorcycle, for towing, storage, loss use, and any other damaged property such as glasses, clothes, or other items. A motorcycle accident rider can recover money for medical expenses to date, and the cost of medical expenses in the future. You also recover money for lost earnings in the past and for lost earnings in the future. Those are monetary losses. Motorcycle accident drivers and passengers can recover money for intangible suffering including pain, scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment, and for emotional injuries. A spouse can recover money for loss of the care,
Motorcycle accident drivers and passengers can recover money for intangible suffering including pain, scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment, and for emotional injuries. A spouse can recover money for loss of the care, services, and consortium caused by the physical injuries to the spouse. This can be a large claim if the injuries are extensive. Our Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, Florida Personal Injury Lawyers will recover for all of the money damages the law entitles you.
Bernstein and Maryanoff would like to discuss your motorcycle accident case. Please call us now for a free consultation or submit a contact form below. We are sorry that you were injured in a motorcycle accident, and in need of our assistance but we are ready to assist you and your family to get the best result possible for your Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or any city in Florida where a motorcycle accident happens.