Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Jacksonville
Motorcycle accidents are frequently among the most serious of all traffic crashes. This is due to serious medical injuries that riders can sustain when they are struck by another vehicle or thrown from their bikes. Unlike car occupants, motorcyclists lack the protections of a steel-caged car frame, seatbelts, and airbags. This puts them at a much higher risk for severe, even catastrophic injuries, such as brain and spinal cord injuries from which they may never fully recover.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Jacksonville motorcycle accident, we strongly advise that you seek representation from the Law Offices Of Fred Tromberg. Our firm has been protecting the legal rights and pursuing maximum compensation for accident victims for over four decades. We know the law, the claims process, and how to build strong and effective cases at the negotiation table or at trial. Our team includes experienced civil trial lawyers including a Florida Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer which is highest level of training and proficiency that an attorney can achieve in this specialty area of civil practice.
Motorcycle Accident Cases in Florida
Motorcycle accident claims can be challenging and difficult. This is because insurers will often try to lay the blame on the motorcyclist even when the other driver was at fault. Other motorists can be negligent or careless in many ways. Too frequently, other drivers simply do not see motorcyclists. As drivers of larger vehicles, they subconsciously look only for vehicles the same size as the one they drive. After a collision, these car or truck drivers will often say the motorcyclist "came out of nowhere." In fact, the motorcyclist came from "somewhere" and that "somewhere" was where the other driver failed to look. Often, these drivers are simply not paying attention and are in violation of the laws regarding motorcycles rights of way.
Other types of negligence in motorcycle accidents include drivers who text or use a cell phone, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speed, shift lanes without signaling, run red lights or otherwise fail to follow traffic safety laws. Motorists may turn left in front of oncoming motorcycles or sideswipe them on the road because of inattention or distractions.
Motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Torn ligaments and joints
- Internal bleeding/injuries
- Broken bones
- Broken teeth
- Loss of limbs
- Road Rash
- Shoulder, back, knee, and ankle injuries
In the most serious cases, a motorcyclist may face permanent disability requiring medical treatment, various kinds of therapy, and personal daily assistance for the rest of their lives. Needless to say, this comes at a staggering monetary cost that can lead to the financial ruin of the motorcyclist and his or her family.
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
When you are injured by an at-fault party in a motorcycle accident, the damages you can recover will depend on the extent of your injuries and other losses. These can include all of your past and future predicted medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical equipment, home/vehicle renovations, home caregiver costs, counseling costs, and more.
Let Our Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You
Because fault is such an essential and critical matter in a motorcycle claim, it is crucial that you rely on a proven law firm to help you establish your case. The Law Offices Of Fred Tromberg will get to work immediately upon taking your case and keep you updated throughout with competent legal counsel. We will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident, document all evidence, your medical records, and other bills, and prepare your claim for settlement or trial. Our legal team has extensive experience in civil court trials which means that insurance companies know that we mean business when representing our clients.
- We are always seeking a full measure of justice, nothing less.
- We fight for your rights within the bounds of the law.
- We represent our clients the way we would want to be represented ourselves.
- We fight for fair and adequate compensation to those who have sustained losses through no fault of their own.
- Our overriding goal is to maximize your recovery.