Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you have been in a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident, you know the resulting damage and injuries can be devastating. Recovering from such a life-altering incident is hard enough. Facing recovery without the help and support of your family and a legal professional you can trust is impossible.  

When you are represented by Eltringham Law Group, you can focus on recovery and rehabilitation while we focus on compensation. Give us a call today and our experienced accident injury lawyers will make sure you receive the proper amount of compensation for your injuries. We can handle many activities on your behalf, keeping you up to date while you heal and rest.

Why You Need a Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you have a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident, not just any lawyer will do. You need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale who has the experience that you can feel confident in. Here are a few benefits of working with a Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyer.

  • Lawyers provide free, sound, and accurate legal advice and you are under no obligation to have your claim represented by Eltringham Law Group.
  • There are no upfront payments. If you do not receive compensation, then neither do we, so we will not waste your time and add on more bills you cannot pay.
  • Accident injuries need time to heal. We will investigate your claim further and gather evidence, allowing you time to recover.
  • A lawyer with plenty of experience in the field of motorcycle accident injury claims will be familiar with the laws and how they best apply to your situation.
  • Insurance companies offer far less compensation to individuals than they do to lawyers. When you get a lawyer, they know you mean business and will more fairly evaluate your claim.
  • If you win your claim you can receive compensation for more than just your medical bills and property damages.

Types of Compensation

You can get compensation for more than just your medical bills. These are the most commonly awarded damages after a motorcycle accident.

Economic Damages

These are damages that have a specific dollar value. Economic damages include property damage, lost income, and medical bills. These damages are likely documented and easily proved.

Non-Economic Damages

Damages that are not as easily valued include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium, partnership, or spouse. These damages are harder to prove as they are not clearly documented. It is also harder to put a dollar amount on these damages.

Punitive Damages

These are not as commonly awarded but they can be imposed on a driver who is found to be grossly negligent. Punitive damages are added as an additional punishment for acting with extreme disregard for the safety of others on the road.

Florida’s Pure Comparative Negligence Laws

Motorcyclists are not always free from blame. If the motorcycle driver shares fault in the accident, Florida’s pure comparative negligence law means that they may still be entitled to compensation reduced by their percentage of fault. This means that if a motorcyclist files a claim for damages of $50,000 and is found to be 30% at fault for the accident, they will be awarded 70% of the $50,000 claim or $35,000.

These are negligent acts of motorcyclists that can reduce the other driver’s liability:

  • Speeding
  • Improper signaling
  • Lane splitting
  • Riding the shoulder
  • Swerving
  • Failure to obey road signs or signals

No Helmet Law

In Florida, there is no law requiring riders to wear a helmet while riding for riders over 21. Insurance companies may try to convince you that failure to wear a helmet equals negligence, but it does not. 

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident

The actions you should take after a motorcycle accident are similar to those you would take after a car accident.

Seek Medical Attention

Because the risk of serious injury is increased from motorcycle accidents, you should be sure to check for injuries needing immediate attention first. If life-threatening injuries are not a concern, you should still seek medical treatment after filing your report to ensure no injuries go undetected. This also establishes a link between your accident and injuries that do not appear until later.

Report to the Police

Filing a police report should be done right away. Police officers need to investigate and document the scene of the accident so that they can accurately evaluate what caused the accident. Witnesses should be identified and contact information collected if possible for use later.

Speak with a Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Attorney

You are advised to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney in Fort Lauderdale before filing a claim with the insurance company. Insurance companies may try to pressure you into settling for a small amount or into making a statement that can be used against you. 

The Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are less visible to other drivers because of their size and speed. They also have less protection than the drivers of other vehicles. There is nothing between the motorcycle rider and the vehicle they collide with and it is common for riders to be ejected from their bikes on impact. 

Add in the lack of airbags, seatbelts, and other safety features and it is no surprise that motorcycle accidents are nearly 30% more likely to result in fatalities. Motorcyclists who survive often suffer life-altering injuries.What You Should Know About Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accidents

Here are some things to remember if you or your loved one has been in a motorcycle accident.

  • If your family member or loved one dies in a motorcycle accident, you may have a case for wrongful death.
  • Do not talk about your case to friends or on social media.
  • Florida is a popular destination for motorcyclists and it is one of the highest-ranking states for motorcycle accidents.
  • Drivers are not always to blame for motorcycle accidents. A number of motorcycle accidents are caused by manufacturers and result from faulty bike components. 
  • Poor road conditions or visibility are also common causes of motorcycle accidents. 

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We are not just motorcycle accident lawyers. Eltringham Law Group can help you with a wide range of claims like defective products or medical malpractice suits. Get your free virtual case consultation and let us help you get compensated.

Eltringham Law Group has the knowledge and experience that you need to feel confident when you put your claim in our hands. Visit us online or give us a call today for a free consultation.

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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!

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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.