Motorcycle accidents can result in 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 motorcycle accident lawyer in Gainesville manage it?
Bogin, Munns & Munns has over 30 years of experience serving injured claimants in Florida. Not only can we recover the cost of your damages, but we can do it at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
The Sooner You Contact Us, the Better
Building a successful case takes time. Although you have four years to file your motorcycle accident lawsuit, per Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), the following can take up a sizeable chunk of time:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering evidence
- Consulting accident reconstruction specialists and healthcare professionals
- Negotiating a settlement
- Going back and forth with the insurer
- Calculating your losses
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.
To consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer serving Gainesville, call 855-686-6752
Recoverable Damages in an Orlando 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
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Disability, scarring, and disfigurement
- Impaired quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
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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We Have Been Recognized for Excellence
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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Three Things You Should Know About the Financial Recovery Process
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 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
Most people know that Florida’s an at-fault state. If you get into an accident, you file a claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy. However, if your injuries and damages reach a certain financial threshold, you can seek compensation from the other party’s insurer.
In this situation, Florida’s pure comparative negligence laws come into play, as explained under Florida Statutes §768.81. In this instance, even if you were 99 percent at fault for the accident, you could still recover damages. However, your portion of fault will be deducted from your final settlement.
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We Have to Prove These Four Things to Win Your Case
Using the police report, witness statements, and other pieces of supporting information, we must prove that your accident was the result of negligence. This 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.
- The other party caused your accident.
- You have losses as a result of getting hurt in a motorcycle accident.
We must show these 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 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
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.