Lakeland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
In the event of a crash, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of injury and death than the occupants of passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, these collisions are often caused by negligence. If you or someone you love was injured in a wreck that someone else caused, turn to one of our Lakeland motorcycle accident attorneys for help.
You may be entitled to compensation for any economic and non-economic damages resulting from the collision. Call us at 863-400-6151 to schedule your free case evaluation.
Negligence and Motorcycle Accidents in Lakeland
Unfortunately, even the most careful motorcyclists who wear highly rated helmets and the best safety gear are no match for driver negligence. This negligence can take many forms, but at the end of the day, if you were hurt in a crash that someone else caused, you should speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer about seeking damages.
Negligence may occur when drivers:
- Fail to yield the right of way to a biker
- Quickly open a door on their parked vehicle
- Fail to stop at stoplights or stop signs
- Misjudge distance
- Don’t look before changing lanes
- Drive aggressively
- Don’t properly care for or maintain their vehicle
Do You Have a Motorcycle Accident Case?
Many motorcycle accident victims and their families shy away from contacting a Lakeland motorcycle accident lawyer for fear of not having a valid claim. However, the best thing you can do after seeking appropriate medical care is to have an attorney review your case. If you don’t have a valid case, the attorney will wish you well and provide you with further options. If you do have a case, your attorney can help you with every step in the process—from initially filing a claim with the correct insurance company to negotiating a settlement and, if necessary, litigating your case.
Suppose you have a valid case but don’t reach out for legal help. In that case, you may unknowingly walk away from compensation the other driver’s insurance company owes you.
When you meet with a seasoned Lakeland motorcycle accident attorney from Capaz Law Firm, they will assess your case for the four elements of negligence. These include:
- Duty: Did the other party owe you a duty of care? For example, did they have an obligation to stop at a stop sign or yield when making a left turn in front of your motorcycle?
- Breach of duty: Did the other driver violate their duty of care?
- Proximate cause: Did their violation cause your injuries? For example, perhaps their failure to stop at a stop sign caused them to crash into you, breaking your leg.
- Damages: You have compensable damages arising from your injuries. For instance, if you broke your leg, your damages might be lost wages and income, medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.
Suppose your Lakeland motorcycle accident lawyer can establish each one of these elements. In that case, your claim will likely be successful—either through settlement negotiations or going to court.
Contact a Lakeland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
All motorcycle accident victims and their families should know that their legal rights are limited by time. If too much time passes before they pursue compensation, they may no longer have a legal right to compensation. By contacting a Lakeland motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible, you can help ensure that your case is filed within Florida’s statutory deadlines.
When you reach out to Capaz Law Firm, one of our attorneys will provide you with a complimentary consultation to learn more about you and your case. We can discuss what should be done next, what your case could be worth, and how we can help during this meeting. Call our office today at 863-400-6151 or email us through our online contact form to schedule your consultation.
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