If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is vital that you contact an experienced Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand your rights and options under Florida law. With the right legal representation, you may receive compensation related to your accident. Don’t wait – contact a Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer at Heintz Law Firm today.
Motorcyclists face a unique set of risks when they take to the roads. They are far more exposed than drivers of cars and trucks and are at greater risk of being seriously injured or killed in an accident.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than those driving cars or trucks. This is due to their lack of protection from the elements and other vehicles on the road.
Unfortunately, many motorists fail to look out for motorcyclists, which can lead to devastating accidents.
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, and unfortunately, injured motorcyclists often face much tougher pushback from insurance companies. Insurance companies may try to shortchange victims of motorcycle accidents by playing on difficulties of proof. The legal process for motorcycle accidents can be complex, and Heintz Law has the experience to win your case. Contact us today.
When a motorcyclist suffers catastrophic injuries, it can be even more challenging to obtain sufficient compensation to cover medical costs. Insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid footing the bill, so it is essential for victims to have expert legal counsel familiar with the complex issues in motorcycle accident cases.
At Heintz Law Firm, we understand how difficult it can be for victims of motorcycle accidents to get fair compensation from insurance companies. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the justice they deserve and fight for their rights against powerful insurance companies.
Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience and will work to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your losses.
We work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury claims such as a motorcycle accidents. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
There are many causes of motorcycle accidents in Bradenton, Florida. The most common causes for these accidents are:
Left turns are one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents and happen when a car attempts to make a left turn without being sure there's a motorcycle in their path.
Motorcycles are small and often hard to see. However, it's still every drivers responsibility to makes sure they check blind spots before changing lanes or turning. Not c checking blind spots is something an negligent driver does, and often causes many accidents.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol plays a huge role in accidents. Roughly 5,400 alcohol-related crashes occur in Florida every year due to drunk driving. It's crucial we hold these at-fault drivers responsible for their dangerous acts.
Driving distracted can include:
Reckless driving can cause motorcycle accidents by violating traffic laws, such as speeding or changing lanes without signaling. Additionally, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to the forces of gravity and inertia due to size and weight, making them even more susceptible to accidents resulting from reckless behavior such as sudden stops.
Poor road conditions are hazardous for motorcyclists. Hazardous weather conditions such as rain, fog, and extreme temperatures can create road hazards for motorcycle riders and reduce visibility. These types of conditions can lead to a lack of traction or control of the motorcycle, increasing the chances of injury or death in an accident.
Motorcycle accidents often cause minor to severe injury. Some of the injuries are:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe head injury to the brain caused by a sudden physical impact, such as a blow or jolt to the head. It can lead to permanent or temporary changes in mental and physical functioning, resulting in impairment of cognition, communication, memory, sensation, and motor skills.
Spinal cord damage is a disruption of the communication between the brain and the body, resulting from damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. It can result in loss of mobility, sensation, and even paralysis below the injured area.
Internal injuries from a car accident refer to any type of injury that affects a person's internal organs and tissues, such as the lungs, bleeding in the abdomen, broken ribs, ruptured spleen or liver, or traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may be caused by sudden blunt force trauma or impact due to the collision. Signs and symptoms may include pain, difficulty breathing, decreased movement, or even unconsciousness. Treatment for these types of injuries often requires immediate medical attention.
A whiplash is an injury to the neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments caused by a sudden jerking motion of the head that often results from being rear-ended in a car accident. Symptoms of whiplash can include headaches, neck pain and stiffness, dizziness, fatigue, and arm pain.
You typically have four years before you need to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, motorcycle accident cases are complex and pose challenges, so filing as soon as possible will help us protect evidence and strengthen your case.
There are many types of damages you can pursue after a car accident. Some of those are:
Economic damages are losses that arise from an injury or harm to another’s property, business, or finances. Financial compensation can include:
Non-economic damages are types of damages in personal injury cases that cannot be quantified or measured. These include:
Punitive damages are a type of legal damages that a court will award in order to punish the wrongdoer for egregious misconduct or to set an example for other potential violators. They are generally in addition to any other compensatory damages that were awarded.
Special damages, also known as consequential damages, are those that do not occur directly from a breach but are considered a consequence of that breach. They include economic losses such as lost profits or the cost of repair or replacement. They may also include other losses such as emotional distress due to the breach.
If a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident that wasn't their fault, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our wrongful death lawyers have decades of experience getting left behind family members the compensation they need to get their life back. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers understand that no amount of money brings your loved one back, but it can help ensure you don't lose even more.
A Pure Comparative Fault State is a type of "modified comparative fault" system for dividing liability for an accident among the responsible parties. Under this system, each party’s negligence is taken into account, but each party can still recover damages even if that individual was more than 50% at fault for the incident.
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If you have been in a motorcycle accident and need help getting compensation, our personal injury law firm can help. Contact us today.