Royal Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorists often fail to acknowledge motorcycles due to their small size, which can, unfortunately, result in permanent, life-changing injuries.
As a victim, the last thing you need is an insurance company stalling or denying your claim.
Our award-winning motorcycle accident lawyers at the Shiner Law Group understand how much a motorcycle accident can cost you, both physically and financially, so we aggressively advocate on your behalf to secure the financial compensation you need to get your life back.
If you or your loved one has been involved in a Royal Palm Beach motorcycle accident, contact us to discuss your legal rights and options in a free consultation, as you may be entitled to financial recovery.
Understanding Florida’s Personal Injury Claims Process
Insurance companies maintain a prejudice toward motorcycle accident victims and often attempt to shift fault by characterizing them as reckless and dangerous in a personal injury legal proceeding; however, the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by another motorist’s traffic safety law violation.
Unlike most car accidents motorcycle accident victims do not need to show that a legal duty of care was owed.
Claimants can obtain a significant advantage over legally sound defendants by hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who understands the underlying causes of personal injury.
Initiating a successful lawsuit rests on the quality of evidence. If conditions permit, motorcycle accident victims should take pictures of the crash site, note the conditions, and preserve clothing.
Additionally, victims should seek immediate medical attention, as forgoing treatment may not only exacerbate the degree of injuries but can damage a claim’s financial recovery potential.
The statute of limitations for pursuing a legal cause of action for personal injury is four years in the state of Florida or two years in cases of wrongful death.
Common Injuries Sustained in a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle’s comparatively limited protection exposes the driver to increased risks of personal injury.
While hardly an exhaustive list, the motorcycle accident lawyers at the Shiner Law Group identify the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accident personal injury claims:
- Head injuries: In 2000, Florida exempted motorcycle drivers and passengers over the age of 21 from wearing a helmet; however, even with protective gear, motorcyclists can sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), resulting in cognitive impairment.
- Back injuries: Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) may leave victims with paralysis and reduced bodily functions.
- Bodily injuries: Internal organ damage, scarring, broken bones, lacerations, loss of limbs, and joint pain may require plastic surgery and extensive medical treatment.
Why Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
A motorcycle accident claim is inherently complex and requires a comprehensive understanding of Florida’s legal system. With the benefit of a Shiner Law Group attorney, you will receive the client-focused services of a small firm with the impact of a big firm.
Our seasoned trial lawyers have over 15 years’ experience representing thousands of motorcycle accident victims and their families in Royal Palm Beach because we are committed to holding at-fault parties responsible for the physical, emotional, and financial harm they cause.
We conduct a thorough and independent investigation of the facts, consult a network of leading industry professionals, facilitate insurance negotiations, provide effective client communication, and work with a team of accident reconstructionists to help you build the most compelling claim.
We focus on the legal hurdles, so you can focus on what is most important – recovery.
The Shiner Law Group advocates safe riding practices and encourages the use of helmets approved by Snell or the Department of Transportation.