Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a High Springs, FL motorcycle accident? If your accident was caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation in a personal injury claim.
The High Springs motorcycle accident attorneys at Allen Law Firm, P.A. have more than 8- years of combined experience representing motorcycle accident victims.
We handle cases in Alachua County, Marion County, and throughout north central Florida, including High Springs. After an accident, contact us as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected.
How Will a High Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me After a Motorcycle Accident?
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., our High Springs personal injury attorneys are familiar with how all sides of an insurance claim operate and negotiate.
We have a unique perspective of insurance claims and lawsuits, and we’re ready to put everything we know to work for you.
When we begin working on a personal injury claim for a motorcycle accident, we will stop the power tactics and level the playing field for our client.
When our High Springs personal injury law firm handles a motorcycle accident case, we:
- Thoroughly investigate the cause of an accident and identify negligent parties
- Pursue monetary compensation from all potentially liable parties
- Defend our clients against insurance adjuster attempts to blame them
- Negotiate aggressively
- Bring in third party experts when necessary to establish causation, liability, or damages
- Keep our clients informed throughout the entire claims process.
If your injuries meet the criteria of a serious injury under Florida’s no-fault system, you can pursue damages. However, getting fair compensation may be difficult without a competent, qualified attorney.
Bill Allen, founder of the Allen Law Firm, P.A. has handled over 7,000 personal injury cases. The legal team he has built consists of former insurance claims managers and adjusters and former insurance defense lawyers.
We have a long history of results (hundreds of millions of dollars recovered in verdicts and settlements) in motorcycle accident claims. With every personal injury claim we handle, our goal is to recover the maximum compensation that our client is entitled to.
We prepare every case for trial and will not hesitate to take a case to court if a fair settlement is not reached. Call to get started with a free consultation today.
How Common are Motorcycle Accidents in High Springs, Florida?
The biggest dangers for motorcyclists on Florida roads are automobile drivers. When another driver causes a motorcycle accident, the results can be catastrophic.
Severe pain, permanent disability, and loss of use of limbs are all some of the devastating consequences of motorcycle accidents.
Located 21 miles north of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, High Springs offers visitors and adventure seekers diverse and unique attractions.
The nearby Santa Fe River at Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park flows warm all year long and is a popular destination for snorkeling, swimming, inter tubing, and diving.
Motorcycle accidents on US 41 / 441 are common. Motorcycles can be difficult to spot, and motorists may not be able to accurately measure the distance and speed of approaching vehicles. However, failure to see a vehicle is not an excuse. Drivers who share the road with motorcyclists must be vigilant and should be cautious – err on the side of caution.
Motorcycle fatalities account for 2-4% of traffic deaths each year, with the highest frequency on Saturdays and Sundays.
What Is My High Springs, Florida Motorcycle Accident Worth?
After an accident, one of the most frequently asked questions is “How much is my claim worth?”
Every case has unique factors, but claim settlement amounts depend on the:
- Severity of injuries
- Financial impact of an accident on the victim
- Amount of insurance available, and
- Capabilities and skills of the victim’s personal injury lawyer.
Having a skilled and competent attorney is an important part of a claim. Even when injuries are extremely serious, insurance companies will try to pay out claims for as little as possible, using calculated tactics to deny claims and deny responses until victims are desperate enough to accept a minimal amount. With a lawyer, it may be possible to recover far more money than is initially offered.
If you’d like to have an experienced-based opinion of the value of your potential case, contact the Allen Law Firm, P.A. to arrange a free consultation. If we represent you, we will only be paid if and when we recover money for you.
What Kind of Motorcycle Accidents Occur In Florida?
The majority of Florida motorcycle accidents are not caused by the motorcycle operator. Most motorcyclists are extremely careful. A driver glancing down to look at a text message, a driver misjudging the speed of an approaching vehicle, and debris on roadways can all contribute to preventable accidents that cause serious injury or death.
At Allen Law Firm, P.A., our personal injury lawyers handle all types of motorcycle accidents, including:
- Accidents caused by road hazards
- Accidents caused by distracted drivers
- Accidents caused by drunk / impaired drivers.
- Collisions with fixed objects
- Speeding accidents
- Lane splitting accidents
- Left-hand turn accidents
- Head-on collision accidents.
If your accident was caused by the negligence of another party – a vehicle driver, the manufacturer of a motorcycle, or even a municipality responsible for maintenance of a roadway – you may have a claim for compensation. Contact us to discuss your legal rights and potential case.
What Kind of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims?
If someone’s negligence caused your injuries, or a loved one’s death, in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may be able to receive compensation.
How much compensation you are entitled to, and the types of compensation you may receive will depend on how your accident affects you.
Damages available in a Florida motorcycle accident claim may include both economic and non-economic awards for:
- Medical care expenses for ambulance transport, emergency room visit, hospitalization, medications
- Diagnostic tests and imaging (MRI, CT Scans, X-rays, etc.)
- Future medical care, rehabilitation, and surgeries
- Lost earnings resulting from time away from work
- Lost earnings for family member caretakers
- Lost earning capacity (if injuries are permanent).
- Pain and suffering.
Florida has unique vehicle insurance laws and regulations. Drivers must provide coverage of at least $20,000 per accident and $10,000 per person, but are not required to carry bodily injury liability (BIL) coverage, which pays for injury or death to others.
Florida is a “no-fault state,” which means accident victims file claims with their own insurance company, regardless of who is at fault. Drivers must carry a minimum of $10,000 in property damage liability insurance.
Can I Recover Compensation If I’m Being Blamed for a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?
Accident victims can pursue compensation in Florida, even if they are partially at fault, under Florida’s comparative fault statute.
For example, if an injury victim is deemed to be 20% responsible for an accident, they may receive 80% of the available damages from the other negligent party or parties. Your attorney may also be able to defend you against attempts to blame you for your injuries.
We’ll Fight to Recover Compensation For All Of Your Motorcycle Injuries in North Central Florida
Any collision involving a motorcycle is more likely to result in injury or death than a collision involving two passenger vehicles.
Some of the common injuries we see resulting from High Springs motorcycle accidents include:
- Amputation injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bone injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Laceration injures
- Road rash injuries
- Spinal cord injuries.
Injuries to the lower extremities are common because the legs and feet are close to the ground while riding.
In Florida, if you are over 21, you are not required to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. However, there are many compelling reasons to wear a helmet. One study often cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the risk of fatal injuries by 42% and the risk of head injuries by 69%.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?
All states have statutes of limitations, which restrict the amount of time an accident has to pursue a claim for injuries. Once the time period has run, any civil lawsuit will be dismissed.
It is always beneficial for accident victims to reach out to a lawyer sooner rather than later following an accident. Once you have a lawyer representing you, they can ensure you do not make any critical mistakes that could affect your rights, or diminish the value of your claim.
Get a Free Consultation with a High Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Our High Springs motorcycle accident lawyers are here to provide advice, resources, and support after an accident. Our award-winning attorneys in Florida are aggressive advocates who have recovered millions of dollars in personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Here’s what you’ll get when you hire the Allen Law Firm, P.A.:
- Free Consultations 24/7/365: We are always here to take your call.
- No Fee Guarantee: There are no upfront fees and we are only paid if we recover money for you.
- Florida’s Top Trial Lawyers: The knowledge, resources, and experience of top Florida accident attorneys.
If you have questions or would like to talk with a lawyer about your case, give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you.