Delray Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With miles of beautiful coastline, warm weather year-round, and always something fun to do it comes as no surprise that Florida is one of the favorite places for motorcyclists. With thousands of motorcycles on the road every day, you would think that people in other vehicles would keep a watchful eye out for their fellow drivers, but sadly that is not always the case. At Lyons & Snyder, our experienced Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyers know how serious a motorcycle accident can be and are here to provide you with zealous legal representation for your case. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free case consultation.
Determining Fault in a Motorcycle Accident
One of the most common tricks used by insurance companies after a motorcycle accident is blaming the victim for their injuries. This is a more serious accusation than most people realize, as the rules regarding fault in Florida personal injury accidents can substantially impact the amount of compensation that a motorcyclist can receive for their injuries. Florida utilizes a pure comparative fault rule when it comes to personal injury claims. This means that the court determines the degree of fault for each party involved in an accident and reduces their compensation by that percentage.
For example, if a motorcycle rider is impacted by $100,000 worth of damages after an accident and is found ten percent at fault, their total award is reduced to $90,000. As a pure comparative rule, this applies whether a person is found zero percent, one-hundred percent, or somewhere in between when fault is determined in an accident, and compensation can suffer as a result. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how this can impact a compensation claim and will fight any accusation of fault to the fullest extent.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident victims can receive economic and noneconomic damages for their injuries. Economic damages compensate a victim for their medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future income and benefits, and property damage. Noneconomic damages cover the victim’s pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disability, and any disfigurement.
In fatal motorcycle accidents, the family of the deceased victim can also seek compensation through a Florida wrongful death claim. Compensation for a wrongful death case can include damages for any final medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering of the victim, property damage, funeral and burial costs, and for the family’s loss of the love, support, counsel, and guidance of the victim. If you are interested in learning more about what compensation you might be entitled to after a motorcycle accident, talk to our office today.
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At Lyons & Snyder, our knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyers will zealously advocate for your interests after a motorcycle accident. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a motorcycle crash, call the office or contact us today to schedule a free review of your case at our Delray Beach office.