In many ways, Florida is the ideal state for motorcycle riding; the weather is beautiful year-round, and there’s no shortage of wonderful sights to see. Unfortunately, however, motorcyclists, when involved in accidents with other vehicles (or even single-car accidents), are often seriously injured, as they are barely protected from the elements, save for their jackets and helmets. That said, if you sustained a motorcycle accident injury in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may qualify for compensation, and our firm is here to help you recover that compensation. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Jacksonville, Florida motorcycle accident attorneys to learn more about how we can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I qualify for compensation for a motorcycle accident injury?
To get compensated for an accident injury of any kind, you’ll need to satisfy the burden of proof. Put simply, this means you’ll have to prove you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. Some common examples of driver negligence that lead to motorcycle accidents include:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving while distracted
- Opening car doors into passing motorcyclists (also known as dooring accidents)
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Unsafe lane changes
What compensation am I entitled to?
As long as you can prove you were hurt due to no fault of your own, you should be entitled to financial compensation. This compensation is designed to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. Economic damages can include the cost of medical care and lost wages from missing work, while non-economic damages can deal with the pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and more that you’ve endured as a result of your accident.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Jacksonville, Florida?
In Florida, accident victims are required to file their personal injury claims within four years of the date their accident occurred. Waiting any longer than four years will likely result in them being permanently barred from suing. You should note, however, that the longer you wait, the more challenging it can be for us to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. For this reason, it’s always best to reach out to a competent personal injury lawyer sooner, rather than later. Ansbacher Law is here to help you today.