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Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney if I’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Compared to other states, Florida has one of the highest motorcycle fatality rates in the US.  Unfortunately, even the most responsible motorcyclist can get injured in these types of accidents.  Furthermore, there is a higher risk of catastrophic accidents and injuries for motorcyclists than there is for other motor vehicle drivers.  Consequently, the injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents could require costly medical treatment and even long-term recovery care.

Florida is a No-Fault State

Where motor vehicle insurance is concerned, Florida is a “no-fault” state.  This means passenger vehicle motorists can rely on their Personal Injury Protection when seeking compensation for damages and injuries after an accident – regardless of who is at fault.  Depending on the type of policy you have, it could also mean that an insurer might not be responsible for those damages and injuries after getting into a motorcycle accident.  Fortunately, you can seek compensation with the help of a personal injury attorney. As they charge on a contingency basis, you don’t have to pay an upfront fee but a small percentage of the compensation that was pre-decided.

How can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Motorcycle Accident Victims?

If you decide to file an injury lawsuit against the insurer of a negligent driver, you must prove that your damages and injuries meet specific criteria.  Additionally, you have to prove that your injuries resulted from the other party’s negligent actions or conduct.  A personal injury attorney can help with this and provide grounds for filing a lawsuit against their insurer.  They can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and gather evidence that proves negligence was a factor.

However, you can still benefit from hiring a personal injury attorney, even if you decide not to file a claim against the negligent party’s insurer.  You have to remember that even your own insurance company is more focused on protecting their bottom line than protecting you.  Unfortunately, most insurers are not inclined to offer their clients the full amount of compensation they’re deserving of.

While a personal injury attorney cannot promise that you’ll recover a specific amount, they are qualified for negotiating a fair and reasonable settlement on your behalf.  Plus, their assistance helps to maximize your chances of getting the compensation that you deserve.  A personal injury attorney can also take care of such tasks as coordinating with doctors, corresponding with claims adjusters, and building a strong case for a claim or lawsuit.  This gives you time to focus on what’s most important – your recovery.

For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation, call Graves Thomas Rotunda Injury Law Group today at (772) 569-8155.


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