Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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Our Experienced Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Will Fight for You

Motorcycle accidents can result in victims sustaining serious injuries, costly medical bills, and harsh pain and suffering. Instead of navigating the claims process by yourself after getting hurt in a collision, why not let a Gainesville motorcycle accident lawyer manage it for you?

Bogin, Munns & Munns has over 40 years of experience serving injured claimants in Florida. Not only can our Gainesville personal injury lawyers help recover the cost of your damages, but we can do it at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us today to learn more about the service we can provide for you and your family. You deserve the time to heal. We can help you get that. 

To consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer serving Gainesville, call 855-780-9986

The Sooner You Contact Us, the Better Our Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

Building a successful motorcycle case takes time. Florida’s statute of limitations, Florida Statutes § 95.11, only gives us two years from the date of the accident to pursue compensation on your behalf, and some of the tasks we need to complete can take a lot of time. These include: 

  • Interviewing witnesses: Witnesses can provide another perspective on your accident, corroborating what you have already stated.
  • Gathering evidence: Evidence can include police reports, medical records, and physical evidence from the accident scene. Contacting us soon enough also allows us to preserve any evidence that may be lost or destroyed.
  • Consulting specialists: Accident reconstruction specialists, healthcare professionals, and financial experts can explain how the accident has affected you and its impact on your future. They can take complicated issues and present them in a way all can understand. 
  • Negotiating a settlement: Our personal injury lawyers know the tactics employed by the insurance companies and how to counter them. We can represent your interests, ensuring that the settlement offers the insurers give fairly represent your losses. 
  • Going back and forth with the insurer: Any communication or correspondence with the insurance companies, their attorneys, and the liable parties will go through us. Your only goal is to follow your doctor’s orders. 
  • Calculating your losses: Through our investigation and consultations, we will determine the losses, legally referred to as damages, you have suffered. We will assess the economic and non-economic damages in your case so that we can effectively negotiate a settlement for you.

While you could qualify for an extension based on Florida Statutes §95.051, if you do not file your lawsuit before the deadline expires, you could waive your right to compensation. In addition, the ability to file a lawsuit is an effective tool we use during negotiations. 

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Recoverable Damages in a Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Case

Depending on the details of your situation, the severity of your injuries, and the cost of your damages, you could recover:

  • Healthcare expenses: Compensation for all past care and any future needs stemming from the injuries you sustained, such as doctor’s visits, surgeries, and medications.
  • Pain and suffering: This is the physical pain and emotional distress you endured due to the accident.
  • Lost income: Covering any salaries, hourly wages, tips, and bonuses, possibly including any missed opportunities at work.
  • Loss of future earning capacity: if you are unable to do the same work, work at the same caliber, or are unable to work at all, you can request compensation to cover this loss.
  • Property damage expenses: Compensation for repairing or replacing your ride and any other personal property damaged or destroyed in the crash.
  • Rehabilitation costs: If you require physical therapy or counseling, these costs could be included in your settlement demands.
  • Disability, scarring, and disfigurement: If the injury has changed your appearance or affected your mobility or cognition, that is grounds for compensation.
  • Impaired quality of life: You can demand compensation if you are unable to participate in the hobbies and activities you once did. 
  • Loss of consortium: If the accident and your injury have affected your relationships with your spouse, partner, children, parents, or friends. 
  • Funeral expenses: In the unfortunate circumstance that you have lost a loved one, you may request compensation for your loved one’s burial and for much of the above-listed damages.  

If you do not take action within the appropriate time frame, however, you could have to pay for these losses yourself. We will determine your case’s value by adding up all of your economic losses, like your medical bills and lost wages. Then, we will evaluate your physical and emotional hardships to determine the value of your pain and suffering.

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Our Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Have Been Recognized for Excellence

In our 40 years of service to Central Florida, we feel we have done a lot of good for our home and community. In that time, we accumulated several accolades from our peers. Here are some of our awards and recognitions:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Personal Injury Law Firm – Readers’ Choice, Orlando Business Journal
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 10/10 Avvo Superb rating
  • Best Bets – Best Attorney Services
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trends
  • FAWL – Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Florida Bar Board Certification

Time and time again, our team of personal injury lawyers is constantly proving that we put our clients’ needs first. 

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There is No Financial Risk to You for Our Legal Service

We understand the situation you and your family are facing following your motorcycle accident in Gainesville. The financial impact would be stressful for any family. So, to help you and your family, we begin by offering a free case evaluation. Once we agree to work together, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Gainesville will work your case on a no-win, no-fee arrangement. This contingency-fee system allows us to work on your case without any upfront fees or retainers. In return, we only get paid if you win. 

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, our Gainesville personal injury lawyers may be able to help. Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today for a free case consultation. Our lawyers can review your case and explain the options available before you. 

You deserve the chance to recover from your injuries and recoup your financial losses. Reach out to us today to learn more. 

Five Things You Should Know About the Financial Recovery Process After a Motorcycle Accident in Gainesville

As your case unfolds, we do not want you to be caught by surprise. We want you to be “up to speed” on everything involving your legal matters. Furthermore, you should know:

You Are Not Obligated to Accept a Settlement Offer

Even when you are filing a motorcycle accident claim with your own insurance company, you may find that they treat you unfairly. They may undervalue your losses. They may say that you do not have a case. They might even say that their first settlement offer is the “best they can do,” even if you know otherwise.

You do not have to accept any offer that does not fairly cover your losses. Our team will manage all communications with the insurer for you so that you do not feel pressured into accepting an unfair deal.

You Do Not Have to Give a Recorded Statement

The insurance company may say that they need you to give a recorded statement so that they can process your claim. You do not have to give a recorded statement. In fact, we advise you against it. Once you give a statement, the insurer can then:

  • Edit your words out of context
  • Misinterpret your statements
  • Twist your words into something you did not intend

Again, you do not have to talk directly to the insurance company with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Gainesville on your side.

Florida Has Negligence Laws That Apply to Motorcycle Accident Cases

Most people know that Florida’s a no-fault state. If you get into an accident, you file a claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy. However, motorcycle riders do not have to carry PIP coverage. Instead, motorcyclists must show financial responsibility. Also, if your injuries and damages reach a certain financial threshold, which is common in motorcycle accidents, you can seek compensation from the other party’s insurer.

Under Florida Statutes § 627.737, you can pursue damages from the at-fault party when your injuries meet what is referred to as a “serious injury threshold.” The qualifications for serious injury include: 

  • Loss of a bodily function
  • Permanent injury
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Death

Your Actions in the Accident Could Affect the Settlement Value

Florida follows a modified comparative negligence system. These negligence laws come into play, as explained under Florida Statutes §768.81, when determining your degree of fault in the accident. As long as you were 50 percent or less at fault for the accident, you could still recover damages. Any more than that and you are barred from pursuing compensation. However, your percentage of fault will be deducted from your final settlement. Therefore, if you were found to be 10 percent at fault in a $100,000 settlement case, you would only receive $90,000. 

Insurance companies are aware of this law, and some may try to place a greater degree of blame on you to lower or deny your claim. Our accident attorneys will investigate your collision to collect evidence and facts to counter their stance, protecting your right to fair compensation.

Seeing a Doctor Can Help With Your Motorcycle Accident Case

You should prioritize your medical care after a motorcycle accident. See a doctor as soon as possible and follow through with any prescribed treatment plan. Our Gainesville motorcycle accident attorneys can use your medical records to support your case for compensation. These documents can help establish your current and future losses, as well as connect them to another party’s negligence. 

You deserve to make your maximum medical recovery and seek fair compensation. Do not leave any room for an insurer to undervalue or deny your claim by forgoing or delaying medical treatment. 

We Have to Prove These Four Things to Win Your Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Case

Using the police report, witness statements, and other pieces of supporting information, we must prove that your accident was the result of negligence. Negligence is often presented in four parts, establishing a relationship between you, the at-fault party, the accident, and your losses. This process involves showing:

  • Duty of care. The other party had an obligation to drive with prudence. This involves obeying the speed limit and stopping at stop signs.
  • Breach of duty of care. The other party failed to operate their vehicle with care.
  • Causation: Either through a reckless action or inaction, the other party caused your accident, and you suffered injuries.
  • Damages: You now have physical injuries, financial losses, and emotional distress as a result of getting hurt in a motorcycle accident.

To obtain the compensation you deserve, we must show these four elements regardless of whether you are filing a claim or lawsuit. While we prove negligence in your case, you can focus on your physical well-being and spend time with your loved ones.

Things We Can Talk About During Your Free Motorcycle Accident Case Review

During your free case review, you can ask us anything about your case, including how much it is worth and how long you have to file your lawsuit. You can also ask:

  • How much can you get for pain and suffering?
  • What can you expect from the legal process?
  • How long will it take to resolve your case?
  • Who can be held accountable for your damages?
  • What testimony can support your case?

We can also discuss what measures could protect your legal rights. For instance, keeping records of your doctors’ appointments could help us prove the legitimacy of your injuries.

Call Bogin, Munns & Munns Today to Get Started With One of Our Gainesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers on Your Case

If you or a loved one was hurt in a Gainesville motorcycle accident, our firm is ready to start building your case today. To learn more about working with a lawyer, call today.

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