Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences. Unfortunately, many victims are often uncertain about their legal rights in these situations. Please continue reading and reach out to the skilled Jacksonville, Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Ansbacher Law to learn more about the most common causes of motorcycle accidents, your rights if you’ve sustained an injury in such an accident, and how our legal team can help you through the claims process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons, such as poor road conditions or weather-related hazards, though they are most often a result of driver negligence. Some of the most common types of driver negligence that cause motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Driver inattention
- Impaired driving
- Sudden stops
- Left-hand turns in front of oncoming motorcycles
- Unsafe lane changes
- Opening car doors without looking
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to another motorist doing any of the aforementioned, there’s a strong chance you’ll have a valid claim.
What Makes a Valid Claim for a Motorcycle Accident Injury?
Establishing a valid claim involves several crucial steps. First, you’ll have to prove the accident resulted from another party’s negligence. Evidence such as traffic camera footage can be indispensable in proving fault. Witness statements also often provide critical insights into the accident’s circumstances.
Documentation of your injuries and the incident is crucial; medical records and a copy of the police report filed at the scene of your accident can serve as vital proof. Once you’ve gathered sufficient evidence and received medical treatment for your injuries, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a skilled Florida personal injury lawyer. Ansbacher Law has decades of experience fighting for injured motorcyclists, and we’re here to put that experience to work for you.
How Long Will I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Florida?
Florida’s statute of limitations sets strict deadlines for filing personal injury claims. Generally, injured motorcyclists in Florida will have two years from the date of their accident to initiate legal action. If you miss this deadline, you may permanently lose your right to sue. Importantly, there are some exceptions to this rule which can either shorten or extend the statute of limitations, which is why it is simply best to retain the services of a competent motorcycle accident lawyer as soon after your accident as you can. Ansbacher Law stands ready to fight for you. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.