If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or property damage in a motorcycle accident, it may be because of the negligence of the at-fault driver. At The Law Place, we recommend that you seek the legal advice of a reputable motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
It is unlikely that you will have to go to court with your motorcycle accident case if you want to seek compensation from insurance companies and/ or the motorist who caused your accident. Often, accident victims who hire a motorcycle accident lawyer can avoid legal action by reaching a fair settlement with insurance companies to receive the compensation that they deserve.
At The Law Place, we have a highly skilled team of personal injury lawyers and criminal defense lawyers that have vast amounts of experience helping clients with their motorcycle accident cases. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and free case review with one of our accident lawyers. Our Florida offices are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can contact us with your queries any time of the day. If you are planning on filing a motorcycle accident claim, call us for a free consultation today at (941) 444-4444.
Can My Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Reach a Settlement Out of Court?
In most cases, victims of motorcycle accidents can reach a fair settlement offer without having to file a lawsuit and go to court for a motorcycle accident claim. If a motorcycle accident lawyer can gather the necessary evidence to prove the negligence and liability of the at-fault party, a victim can avoid having to go to trial. If the insurance company of the liable party believes that the victim’s evidence would stand up in court, they will often pay the victim the amount of compensation they demand rather than going to court.
The personal injury lawyers at our law firm will attempt to settle personal injury cases and motorcycle crash cases outside of court by gathering evidence to prove some of the following factors:
- How the driver of the motorcycle acted in a negligent way that caused the accident and injuries to yourself or a loved one.
- The true value of your case, including medical expenses, lost wages, damages, and any other current or future losses.
Your accident lawyer will be able to prove the negligence of the driver and the value of your case by gathering evidence in numerous different ways. Your lawyer may use photographs and videos from the scene of the accident, police reports, medical reports, and/ or witness statements.
What Is the Average Payout for a Motorcycle Accident?
In the best-case scenario, a motorcycle accident attorney will be able to achieve a settlement with your insurance company outside of court and without filing a lawsuit. This will dramatically reduce legal and court costs, avoid the hassle of going to a civil court for a motorcycle crash, and ensure a faster settlement deal for your case.
All motorcycle accident claims are different, and therefore it is very difficult to estimate what the average payout for a motorcycle accident is. Typically, victims of motorcycle accidents are able to receive damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. There are more damages that you may be eligible to receive, depending on your claim.
If you think you have a case that is eligible for compensation, you may need the help of a skilled lawyer. If you contact The Law Place, we can offer you a free consultation with a lawyer that will be able to examine your case and give you a rough idea of what sort of payout your case could get from your insurance company.
When Should I Take My Motorcycle Accident to Court?
Sometimes, an insurance company will simply not want to reach a settlement, and in these instances, a lawyer will likely advise you to go to court for your motorcycle claim. If you go to court for your motorcycle accident claim, the settlement can take some time to process. In this time, your skilled lawyer will be working to fully investigate your case and gather the necessary evidence to prove the negligence of the at-fault driver.
The attorneys at The Law Place are willing to help and support you every step of the way. We will work as hard as we can to ensure that the best possible settlement is reached. We will help you by giving you all the information you could need to guide you through the legal processes. The attorneys from our law firm are not afraid to go to court to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries from your insurance company. You should not have to suffer financially because of the negligent driver that caused your accident and injuries.
What Happens When My Case Goes to Court?
The length of time that a motorcycle accident lawsuit could take in a civil court will vary from case to case. The duration of a lawsuit usually depends on the strength of the evidence gathered for your insurance claim. Most of our clients who suffer injuries in motorcycle accidents hope to avoid going to court. Some of the factors that can determine whether your claim could end up in court include:
- The severity of the accident – Accidents that involve serious injuries and property damage could result in significantly largely payouts. When there is more money at stake, it is more likely that a case may need to go to court to get the best possible settlement.
- Value of the claim – If your claim value goes beyond your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance cover, the chances are that you may need to make an appearance in court. Florida PIP laws are outlined in Florida Statute 627.736.
- Dealing with your insurance company – It is well-known that insurance companies are not the easiest to deal with. It is their job to put up a fight to avoid having to pay a favorable settlement to the victim. A lawyer will sometimes suggest filing a lawsuit against the negligent driver and insurance company in order to ensure that their client receives the compensation that they deserve.
Contact The Law Place Today!
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Florida, it is important that you contact a reputable law firm as soon as possible. The statute of limitations in Florida outline that victims who have suffered injuries in an accident only have 4 years to file a claim for compensation following their accident. This statute of limitations can be found in Florida Statue 95.11.
At our law firm, we understand how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be. This is why we offer everyone a free case evaluation. In this case evaluation, you will be able to speak with a skilled accident attorney who will be able to answer all of your questions and suggest your best course of legal action.
Our offices are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t waste another moment. Contact us today at (941) 444-4444.