Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Although motorcycles are prevalent in Fort Lauderdale, many drivers simply do not understand or see these smaller vehicles. Unfortunately, this makes the roads very dangerous for motorcyclists, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reporting that motorcyclists are 30 times as likely as other motorists to be killed in a vehicle collision and five times as likely to be injured. Motorcycle riders should not be left to cope with injuries alone, and those who lose loved ones should not be forced to bear the emotional and financial burden of a wrongful death. Instead, Florida law requires drivers who cause motorcycle crashes to compensate victims. The victims, however, need to be the ones who pursue the claim for monetary damages. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our experienced Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys have helped hundreds of clients recover monetary compensation after a collision. We are here and ready to help if you or a loved one has been hurt.
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for many reasons. Some of the top causes include:
- drivers who fail to yield to motorcyclists
- drivers who make unsafe left turns and strike motorcycle riders
- drivers who change lanes without seeing a motorcycle rider and/or without signaling
- drivers who tailgate or follow motorcyclists too closely
- drivers who are unable to accurately judge a motorcycle rider’s distance or speed
- drivers who are drunk, drowsy or distracted
In all of these situations, the driver has either broken a safety rule or behaved in an unreasonably careless way that put the motorcycle rider at risk of a crash. If it is determined that the driver was negligent and that this negligence was the direct cause of the motorcycle accident, then the motorist is liable for losses and damage that result.
Relentless Legal Representation for Fort Lauderdale Injury Victims
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists and passengers aboard a motorcycle who get hurt due to another driver can pursue compensation by negotiating an out-of-court settlement with the driver’s insurance company. Motorcyclists may also pursue a damage claim by filing a personal injury lawsuit in court. Both those who have been seriously injured in motorcycle wrecks and family members of those who are killed are entitled to make a damage claim. Motorcyclists who were hurt should be compensated for all economic and non-economic damages including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income/wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If a motorcyclist was killed in a wreck, on the other hand, then the family members left behind can pursue a claim for wrongful death damages including:
- EMS, ambulance and medical bills
- Funeral costs and expenses
- Lost lifetime income that the deceased would have provided
- Loss of companionship
A Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyer at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can help with both wrongful death cases and standard motorcycle injury claims.
How Much Can Steinger, Greene & Feiner Get You?
Representing yourself after a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming, as you may find yourself dealing with a hostile insurance company whose interests are directly opposite of your own. Instead, injury victims and their families should focus on recovery and turn to the legal professionals at Steinger, Greene & Feiner who have been helping motorcycle accident victims since 1997. Our attorneys offer free consultations and our clients are not charged legal fees unless we win compensation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from learning how we can help, so contact us today.
Proven Personal Injury Lawyers
A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.
With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.