Motorcycle wrecks can happen in an instant, and the results can be devastating. Since motorcyclists have little protection on their bikes, they can sustain serious injuries including broken bones, head trauma, neck and back injuries, brain damage, disfigurement, loss of limbs, paralysis or death. If you were hurt in such a crash due to another party’s negligence, contact a Tampa motorcycle accident attorney at Capaz Law Firm.
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping motorcyclists get their lives back. We will fight to hold the at-fault party accountable and to get you fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. When a negligent driver fails to obey the law or carelessly ignores the presence of motorcycles on the road, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences. Dial 813-440-2700 to speak with a member of our team.
Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer Dereck Capaz is familiar with Florida laws governing motorcycles, and he has extensive experience dealing with insurance companies. Mr. Capaz will thoroughly investigate your case to collect important data and evidence necessary for your claim.
Let’s take a look at some of the other ways Capaz Law Firm might be able to help you with your case:
Motorcycle accidents are common in Florida and usually lead to serious injuries or death. According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 2011 Florida Crash Statistics Report:
Motorcycle accidents can occur when a negligent motor vehicle driver:
Other causes of motorcycle crashes include product defects in:
In the saddle, you have little standing between you and getting hurt in a wreck. Riders often suffer catastrophic injuries, accruing thousands of dollars in medical debt and other damages. While the road’s reckless, distracted, and inattentive drivers are a constant reminder that an accident could always be around the next corner, it’s unlikely you are prepared for what to do in the event of a worst-case scenario.
Let’s take a look at a few steps you should always take after a motorcycle wreck:
Every state has its own deadlines for bringing a lawsuit against a party that may be liable for an injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. In Florida, you will have up to four years from the day of the wreck to bring a suit to the state’s civil courts. If you fail to act within this timeframe and still attempt to take legal action, it’s likely the courts will refuse to hear your case.
However, there are a few exceptions that might extend—or shorten—this time limit. Notably, you may only “discover” that you suffered serious harm years after the accident. In such situations, the statute of limitations may be extended. Alternatively, if you are bringing a suit against a government entity, you may have a shorter window in which to take legal action.
As this deadline is based on the unique circumstances of your case, it may be in your best interests to speak to a personal injury attorney in Tampa. He or she can provide insight into the strengths and weaknesses of your claim, explain any exceptions that may apply, answer your questions, and discuss how they might approach helping you pursue damages.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have sustained injuries, contact Capaz Law Firm. We can help you file a claim and fight for the compensation you need to move on with life. Call today at 813-440-2700 for a free case review.
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