After a motorcycle accident, you may suffer from physical pain, emotional distress, and financial uncertainty. The medical bills from a severe motorcycle accident can easily stretch into tens of thousands or higher, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you have to miss work for an extended time due to your injuries, you may struggle to pay your regular bills as well. The financial stress can overwhelm anyone, especially when you also endure physical and emotional pain. A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Miami Beach may help to alleviate stress about the legal aspects of recovering from your accident.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our personal injury team fights passionately for the rights of motorcycle accident victims in Miami Beach. We understand that you need time after an accident occurs to focus on your health and physical recovery instead of stressing over the complicated litigation process. We will take the time to understand the specifics of your case and make sure that you understand all your legal options.
To speak with a member of our team today and receive a free motorcycle accident consultation, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at 800-924-3113. We work on a contingency fee basis, so we never collect a fee unless we secure financial compensation for you.
Miami Beach Motorcycle Accidents
Miami Beach attracts plenty of motorcyclists to its scenic coastal roads, but it is congested, often chaotic roads provide the opportunity for countless accidents involving motorcycles. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), more than 500 motorcyclists sustained fatal injuries in 2018.
Motorcycle accidents can result from a variety of conditions.
We may help you recover compensation for a motorcycle accident caused by the following and more:
A Rear-End Collision
Rear-end collisions occur when the front of one vehicle collides with the back of another. When a vehicle rear-ends a motorcycle, severe injuries to the rider often ensue, as motorcycles offer little to none of the protection provided by standard vehicles, such as seat belts, airbags, or even a frame to absorb some of the impact.
You may have heard the saying that a rear-end collision always results in the back driver assuming fault. A lawyer may prove helpful in holding the liable party accountable for the losses caused by the accident. Sometimes the back driver will try to claim that the front driver is partially at fault, and occasionally, investigators may agree. For instance, if evidence shows that the front driver arbitrarily hit their brakes, or that they cut off the other vehicle before breaking, they may assume some of the fault.
A Side-Impact Collision
A side-impact collision occurs when one vehicle hits another in the side. It can take the form of a “T-bone” collision, where one car plows into the side of another, or a “sideswipe” collision, where one car veers sideways into another vehicle, causing their sides to collide.
No matter how your side-impact collision happened or what an investigator determines, we could investigate your case, determine what happened, and fight to protect your rights.
A Drunk Driving Collision
Drivers who operate a car while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs create more risks than a sober driver for most types of collisions, including rear-end accidents, side-impact collisions, and head-on crashes, according to the NHTSA.
Intoxicating substances slow reaction speed, impair judgment, and negatively impact vision and hearing. If we find evidence that the driver who caused your accident drove drunk or under the influence of an illicit substance, we will use this information to make sure they assume financial liability.
A Shared-Fault Collision
Motorcycle riders must know and follow the laws written in Florida Statute 316 § 2085. If you believe your accident may have resulted partly from your actions, we may help you minimize your liability and maximize your monetary award.
A No-Helmet Accident
Under Florida law, motorcyclists over 21 are not legally required to wear helmets when riding. If you get into an accident while not wearing a helmet, though, the other party may use it against you, claiming that you made your injuries worse by not protecting your head. This tactic may result in motorcyclists receiving less compensation than they perhaps deserve. If you were not wearing a helmet during your accident, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC right away so we can get to work crafting a compelling rebuttal when the other side tries to use your lack of a helmet against you.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Miami Beach, call 800-924-3113
Compensation Following a Motorcycle Accident
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we will fight for both economic and noneconomic compensation. We may be able to help you recover money for the following:
- Medical bills.
- Lost wages.
- Reduced earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Emotional anguish.
And any additional compensation that may apply in your case.
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The Statute of Limitations
In Florida, you have four years from the date of your motorcycle accident injuries to take legal action against the responsible party or parties and their insurers. If you allow this statute of limitations to expire, you may lose your right to compensation, even if you have a strong case. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can take quick legal action if necessary to avoid a soon-to-expire statute. For a free consultation, call 800-924-3113.
Call 800-924-3113 for a Free Motorcycle Accident Case Evaluation
Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to work with you to try to pursue compensation for your motorcycle accident. Call 800-924-3113 for a free consultation.