Injuries to the rider or passenger of a motorcycle involved in a crash are likely to be severe. They may include traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, broken bones, internal damage and more. Personal injury protection as part of the Florida no-fault insurance program is not available to motorcycle riders. Even if the rider already has PIP with a different vehicle, it cannot be applied. With personal injury protection, up to $2500 will be paid for medical expenses or $10,000 if emergency medical treatment is required. A motorcyclist’s only option to recover medical expenses is to file a claim against a negligent party such as the other driver, a government agency responsible for the road or highway, or the motorcycle or tire manufacturer for a defective product.
The True Value of Your Motorcycle Accident Injury Case
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident and are wondering what you can recover for you injuries and damage to your bike, that figure depends on many factors. The amount you recover is easily underestimated. The defendant’s insurance company will likely present an offer to settle that sounds like a large sum of money. In actuality it is nowhere near what is required for a finically secure life. Aside from pain and suffering, you should be able to recover lost wages and probable lost wages in the future. You may recover, medical expenses present and in the future including therapy, rehabilitation, additional surgery and even psychological counseling. In addition you may need retraining to enter a different career if you can no longer perform your job as a result of your injuries. You may also recover property damages for the loss of your bike. In some cases you may be able to recover for loss of consortium, the loss of a normal relationship with your spouse. In cases where gross negligence of another driver is proven you may be able to recover punitive damages as well.
If you require emergency transportation to the hospital and other medical facilities, need one or many surgeries, rehabilitation and physical therapy and also lose the ability to work at your profession, the overall total cost can be astronomical over a lifetime. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney knows the true value of your case and will be willing to invest all the time and expense required in recovering that amount. The defendant’s insurance company may attempt to settle for what seems like a large lump sum, but it is usually only a fraction of what the case is worth.
Hiring the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For your case to be successful it must first be proven. This is where an attorney who specializes in motorcycle accidents is invaluable. The attorney will have the resources to reconstruct the accident scene, showing exactly what happened leading up to, during and after the crash. Your motorcycle accident attorney will show the true devastation, physical and financial, that was caused by the negligence of another party over your life time. He or she will have the willingness to vehemently fight all the way through the courts, if necessary, to achieve the deserved outcome.
Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has been winning large settlements for the victims of motorcycle accidents for years. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, speak to a motorcycle accident attorney today for a no cost and no obligation evaluation of your case. You may be entitled to a large cash award.
Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765