Miami personal injury attorney Boris Lavent discusses the seven most frequently asked questions asked by motorcycle accident victims.
What should I do if I am in a motorcycle accident?
First and foremost, you need to seek medical assistance and inform the local police about the accident. Please do not ignore any injuries, even if they appear minor, as they may cause problems later. Get evaluated by a trained medical professional. You may not be fully aware of pain or other symptoms due to the shock of being in an accident. To ensure the protection of your rights, you should talk to a lawyer in Miami before providing any statement to your insurance company or speaking with the insurers of other drivers.
How soon can I expect to bring my case to a conclusion?
The timeline for your case depends on how complex your particular situation was and the extent of injuries sustained during the accident. We try to resolve all our cases as soon as possible. The average time to conclude a case, after a client enlists our services, is six to nine months.
Why do I need to hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer?
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer has particular expertise in motorcycle accident laws in Florida, which improves your chances of getting fair compensation. Because he or she has dealt with situations similar to yours, the likelihood of success is higher. He or she can help you put forward a solid case and get you the maximum compensation possible.
Will my auto insurance cover my motorcycle accident?
The state of Florida does not require the owner or rider of a motorcycle to have insurance. Contrary to what many motorcycle owners in Miami believe, automobile insurance does not cover them either. In reality, the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage from your auto insurance will not cover you if you are injured on a motorcycle. Read more about insurance before buying.
Why does my insurance company say I am not covered even though I have full coverage?
The meaning of full coverage depends on your insurance company. Full coverage does not always include bodily injuries you sustain. Please contact your insurance company to learn the details of the coverage provided by your policy. Check the DMV website for more info.
How much compensation can I expect?
The compensation you finally get depends on the situation leading up to the accident. While no standard formula can tell you how much your case is worth, with our experience in handling cases, we can come up with a reasonably accurate estimate. If you were not at fault and the accident occurred due to the other driver’s negligence, we will ensure that you get compensated for any loss of pay and medical expenses incurred, and seek additional compensation for pain and suffering.
What should I do next?
If you were recently injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami, you should talk to one of our lawyers as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to guide you through the process.
For any questions you may have beyond these Miami Motorcycle Accident FAQs, give Lavent Law a call at (305) 440-0450. We’re here to help.