If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, you have certain legal rights under Florida laws. An Okeechobee motorcycle accident attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you understand your rights and pursue a claim for monetary compensation.
The injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene have been representing the rights of injured motorcycle and car accident victims since 1997. We are here and ready to schedule a free consultation to evaluate your case, so contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
Florida has no-fault insurance rules for car accident cases, which means that minor injury claims are usually resolved through each accident victim’s own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. Accident victims can have partial lost wages benefits as well as have medical bills paid through PIP coverage, regardless of who is at fault for the crash.
Motorcycle accidents, however, are often very serious and sometimes can be fatal. When serious injuries occur, crash victims may pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who was responsible.
Personal injury or wrongful death damages can be far greater than those available through a personal injury protection insurance claim. For example, if a motorist causes a motorcycle accident and injuries occur, the driver can be required to compensate the motorcyclist for:
Family members of those killed in a motorcycle wreck will be entitled to wrongful death damages including payment for lost companionship and a lifetime of lost income/earnings.
Although Florida law ensures that motorcycle accident victims will be taken care of when a motorist causes a wreck, the law also makes motorcyclists responsible for protecting their own legal rights and for being proactive in pursuing a claim for compensation.
Motorcycle accident victims will need to file a personal injury claim or negotiate a settlement with the motorist’s insurance company in order to obtain compensation for a wreck. Often, it is prudent to have an experienced Okeechobee motorcycle accident attorney handle the insurance company and/or a court case to solidify your legal position and maximize the opportunity to be compensated.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our compassionate attorneys want to minimize the stress if you or a loved one was hurt in a motorcycle accident. You need to focus on grieving your loss or on getting better after your accident, not on fighting with insurance companies or trying to navigate the justice system for a personal injury claim.
Our lawyers can take care of your case, protecting your rights and vigorously pursuing the compensation you deserve. To learn more and to get your case started, contact our Okeechobee motorcycle accident lawyers today. We will give you a free, no-obligation consultation and you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we earn a settlement or court award in your favor.