Every year, motorcycle accident victims are left facing substantial physical, financial, and mental roadblocks after being involved in an accident they did not cause. If you have been subjected to an accident while riding a motorcycle caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to recover damages related to your economic and non-economic losses.
In some cases, accident victims may also be eligible for additional compensation. Florida Statutes §768.72 allows victims of extreme wrongdoing to recover punitive damages, which are awarded by the court in instances of intentional misconduct or gross negligence. These damages are a unique way for our civil courts to punish the most heinous of offenders, while also giving victims the opportunity to recover the life they once had.
Unfortunately, fully understanding Florida’s legal system can be a large undertaking for individuals. If you feel confused about your legal options moving forward, a Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer can be there to offer legal counsel – and so much more.
In addition to keeping you informed on all of the Florida laws and statutes surrounding your legal case, our motorcycle accident attorneys offer numerous other services, to include:
- Assistance with settlement negotiations in your legal case.
- Communicating with insurance companies on your behalf.
- Investigating your accident and attempting to prove liability.
- Documenting the pain and suffering you have endured.
- Assigning a monetary value to your case, backed by hard evidence.
- And more.
We are here to fight for the compensation you deserve and your future.
For more information about how our attorneys can help ease the burden of your legal proceedings, contact a Bogin, Munns & Munns legal representative today at (386) 763-2092 for your free consultation.
The True Cost of Motorcycle Accidents in Volusia County
In 2018 alone, there were over 500 motorcycle accidents in Volusia County – according to data released by the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) organization.
These hundreds of motorcycle crashes resulted in untold devastation to riders, including nearly 450 documented personal injuries. Tragically, many injured victims can consider themselves lucky, as 31 people lost their lives in this same year.
As sad as they are, these statistics do not even begin to address the strains these accidents placed on a victims’ financial wellbeing, and they do not even scrape the surface of the mental anguish the motorcyclist faced. As you may already be all too familiar with, some of the worst side effects of motorcycle accidents can be mental, with instances of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) being common among victims of serious accidents.
Fortunately, if the other driver is found to be liable for your motorcycle crash, your eclectic losses may be addressed in your potential settlement.
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Types of Potential Recoverable Damages Under Florida Law for Accident Victims
Florida law allows motorcycle accident victims to recover damages related to financial losses, mental suffering, physical pain, and more.
Examples of these potentially recoverable damages can include, but may not be limited to:
- Medical costs, including expenses related to ongoing treatment
- Lost wages
- Physical disabilities and mental handicaps
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
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How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Assign a Monetary Value to Your Personal Injury Case
If you retain a Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm, we will do everything in our power to thoroughly document the pain and suffering you have endured because of your accident on a motorcycle. The accompanying evidence can give us a more well-rounded idea of the losses you have suffered, serving as a basis for our settlement negotiations.
Once we have proof of your accident damages, we may choose to multiply your economic losses to reach a number that reflects your true level of suffering.
To assign an appropriate value to your case, our documentation methods may include:
- Cataloging your medical expenses.
- Calling upon the testimony of financial experts and mental health professionals.
- Getting appraisals for property damage.
- Obtaining proof of lost wages, as well as information pertaining to your diminished earning capacity.
- Documenting victim impact statements from loved ones.
To learn more about how damages are calculated in Florida, contact a Bogin, Munns & Munns legal representative today for your free consultation at (386) 763-2092.
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Understanding Florida Law Related to Medical Treatment for Your Injuries
In order to get reimbursed for your medical expenses, Florida Statutes §627.736 states that you must seek medical attention within 14 days of your accident. If you wait more than two weeks to get treatment for your injuries, you may become ineligible for full benefits. Once you have been treated, your insurance company is required to pay 80% of your medical expenses, including costs related to surgeries, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and more.
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Learn How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving Daytona Beach Can Help You During a Free Consultation Today
Here at our full-service law firm, we know that a Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer has a great responsibility in our community. Ultimately, we hope to use our 40 years of legal service in the Central Florida area to help you move past this unfortunate chapter in your life.
We want our knowledge of Florida law to help prevent you from being unjustly taken advantage of. If we do our job right, we hope this entire ordeal can end up being a positive experience in the long run for you.
However, you should know that Florida law only allows you to take legal action for a limited amount of time. In accordance with Florida Statutes §95.11, there is a four-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, starting on the day of the injury. Once this time runs out, you may be unable to recover damages related to your pain and suffering.
To better understand your unique case, a Bogin, Munns & Munns team member would love to offer you a free consultation today. Contact our team at (386) 763-2092 to get started today.
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