Delray Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of a motorcycle accident in Delray Beach that is not your fault, you need an experienced legal team to represent your interests and get you the compensation you deserve.  The Eltringham Law Group will stand with you and help you through this difficult situation.

Who Is Responsible for a Delray Beach Motorcycle Accident?

A common cause of motorcycle accidents is negligence.  Motorcycle riders have the same responsibilities and protections by law that drivers of cars and trucks have.  If a driver is negligent, reckless, or irresponsible, regardless if he is driving a motorcycle or other type of vehicle, and causes injury or death to others, that driver is responsible for any damages. 

Florida’s law does not require motorcycle drivers or riders to wear helmets.  Although there has been some controversy as to the effectiveness of wearing helmets, most studies show that fatal accidents with helmeted cyclists versus non-helmeted are split down the middle.  It does not matter if you were not wearing a helmet, and you were involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault.  If another driver caused the accident, he is responsible.

Sometimes motorcyclists get a bad reputation for being reckless, driving over the speed limit, and generally being inconsiderate and unsafe.  Actually, according to data published by the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation, 60% of motorcycle crashes that were more than a single-vehicle crash, were caused by the other driver.  

Types of Driver Negligence You Can Sue for

Some examples of driver negligence would be:

  • Not checking their blind spot before changing lanes.  
  • Not yielding the right of way to a motorcycle at an on-ramp or intersection.
  • Inattention caused by cell phone use or some other form of distracted driving.  
  • Speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

There are also sometimes some environmental causes for motorcycle injuries which could include roads under construction or wet roads caused by inclement weather.  The use of police reports, witness statements, and even cell phone videos can be essential in determining fault.   An experienced attorney can help gather this information and work to get you compensated for your damages.

What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled to?

With the help of a Delray Beach motorcycle accident lawyer, you will be able to determine the compensation that you deserve.  Each accident and each case has its own set of circumstances, but generally you should expect to be compensated for:

  • Medical bills, as well as future and past medical bills related to your accident.  Include prescription, travel, doctor visits, surgeries, and hospitalization charges.
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity.
  • Funeral expenses if the accident resulted in death.
  • Property damages.
  • Cost of rehabilitation and transportation to rehab clinics or facilities.
  • Nursing home or at-home health care services. 
  • Auxiliary medical devices.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Additional child care expenses incurred if you are unable to care for your family.
  • Loss of limb or disfigurement.
  • Mental anguish.
  • Loss of consortium.
  • Any additional out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident.

Delray Beach Motorcycle Accidents Must Be Filed in a Timely Manner

You have a limited amount of time to file your claim, and when dealing with catastrophic injuries or the death of a loved one, time goes by quickly.  Also, witness statements become increasingly vague with time, and it is more difficult to get information as your case ages.  In Florida, motorcycle injury accident claims, as well as automobile injury accident claims, must be filed within four years of the accident.  

Hiring a Delray Beach motorcycle accident attorney will not only get your claim filed in a timely manner but will also help you gather evidence and complete all the documentation required for your claim.  

How Can a Motorcycle Attorney in Delray Beach Help Your Case?

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, and someone else was responsible, don’t try to fight your case alone.  The Delray Beach motorcycle attorneys at Eltringham Law Group have the expertise to guide you, protect you, and give you the opportunity to deal with your recovery.  

Your attorney can help by:

  • Evaluating your claim in a fair and timely manner
  • Gathering evidence through police reports and witness statements
  • Research prior driving records of the at-fault driver
  • Check for problems with road conditions or unsafe intersections
  • Hire expert witnesses on your behalf if needed
  • Handle any negotiations as needed
  • Work with insurance companies for a fair settlement if possible
  • Pursue a trial if negotiations for a fair settlement are unsuccessful

Contact a Delray Beach Motorcycle Attorney Today

Before you accept an offer from an insurance company, always consult an attorney first.  Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart, but the attorneys at Eltringham Law Group do.  Insurance carriers will offer less than the compensation that you deserve to protect themselves and their client.

Our staff of Delray Beach motorcycle attorneys is dedicated to getting you the top dollar during this painful and challenging time.  While you concentrate on your recovery, we will work to win fair compensation for your case. Schedule a free case review and pay nothing until we settle your case.  

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I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

Alex Peacock

I would like to thank the Eltringham Law Group and specifically Harold Torres for handling my case. Harold did an outstanding job on my behalf. I cannot express enough how pleased I am and how professional and empathetic Harold and the rest of the staff were throughout the entire process.

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Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.