Regrettably, motorcycle accidents are not only common in Florida, but the injuries suffered by riders are generally more extreme. To complicate matters even more, standard Personal Injury Protection (PIP) does not apply to a motorcycle rider, even if they have purchased this insurance for their car. Additionally, Florida has the highest rate of motorcycle fatalities in the United States, so we are constantly striving to do our part and protect our state’s riders.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to recovering damages from the other driver at fault for the accident. Additionally, Florida operates under a system called “comparative negligence,” meaning even if you are partially to blame for the accident, you can still recover for your damages.
Motorcyclists are offered minimal protection while riding and aretherefore at risk for serious injury or death in the event of acollision. In some instances, these injuries can be so severe orlife-threatening that the biker will need to undergo expensive medicaltreatment as a result. Our Jacksonville attorneys have successfullyrecovered compensation to cover these and other unexpected costs onbehalf of clients who sustained the following injuries:
When you are at a financial disadvantage, scared and hurt, it is difficult for you to face it alone. What you need is a lawyer that will make decisions with your best interest in mind, to fight for your rights and pursue justice on your behalf.
We’re never afraid to take a case to trial. You can rest assured that we’ll never try to pressure you into a settlement that’s less than what you deserve.
Pain and suffering falls under two categories: emotional and physical, and if the injuries are severe, pain and suffering compensation can far exceed medical costs. One way to calculate the total pain and suffering is to multiply the cost of your medical injuries by a predetermined multiplier, with a lower multiplier being more minor injuries such as soft tissue (whiplash), broken bones being a three, and serious or lifelong injuries (such as permanent scarring or traumatic brain injuries) being a higher number. However, just because the injuries you have sustained may be horrendous, the actual amount of you settle for or receive in a lawsuit largely depends on the insurance policy or assets of the negligent party. For all of these reasons, tackling a personal injury lawsuit or settlement is incredibly difficult to go alone. The Pendas Law Firm not only has offices in Jacksonville, but Orlando, Fort Myers, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale & Miami, as well. We are experienced in dealing with minor to highly traumatic motorcycle injury cases and can guarantee that our aggressive, detail-oriented lawyers will work to award you the highest possible financial outcome that your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage deserve.
When it comes to car accidents, hiring a good attorney is essential. If you've been in an accident and the other driver was at fault, you will need to hire an attorney who can successfully negotiate with the insurance company. You also need to find a lawyer who will help you collect evidence from the scene of the accident. In this article, we will give you a few tips to choose the right attorney.