Sunrise, FL, Accident Attorney
Why do I need an attorney if I was not at fault for my motorcycle accident?
No matter what type of accident you are involved in, you need the help of an attorney to get the full compensation that you are entitled to. With motorcycle accidents the need for an attorney is often greater because of the unique challenges that motorcycle accident cases present.
- There may be no witnesses or no reliable witnesses. Injuries are typically severe.
- Prejudice is still a real issue, and can come up with virtually anyone involved in the case, beginning at the scene of the accident with witnesses and responding officers and even affecting the judge and jury members.
- Establishing the true value of a motorcycle is often far more difficult than proving the value of a car due to custom work and aftermarket parts.
If I was not wearing a helmet do I still have a claim?
Yes, you may still receive compensation for your injuries even if you were not wearing a helmet. Your compensation may be reduced if it is determined that failure to wear a helmet contributed to the seriousness of your injuries.
In Florida, all motorcycle operators and passengers who are under 21 years old are required by law to wear a helmet. If you are at least 21 years old and have at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage, you are not required to wear a helmet.
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Violation of the motorcyclist’s right of way is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. Other causes include:
- Defective motorcycle
- Defective roadway
- Inexperienced motorcycle operator
I was injured in a hit-and-run motorcycle accident. Is there any way that I can receive compensation for my injuries?
Yes, you may still be able to recover compensation. A thorough investigation may be able to identify and track down the driver who hit you. If the driver cannot be indentified, there may be other avenues to pursue, including a claim with your own insurance company if you have the right type of coverage.
You should never assume that your case is a lost cause. Please talk to our Sunrise, FL, accident attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Your initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, please call Sunrise, FL, accident attorneys Fenster & Cohen, P.A. by calling (954) 473-1500 or toll-free at (877) 845-8989 or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.