PURSUING JUSTICE ON BEHALF OF THE INJURED
Motorcycle accidents can be devastating. Besides helmets or clothing, riders have little to protect them from severe injuries to their body, limbs and bones. Even a low-impact collision can cause injury.
If you have suffered from a motorcycle accident, come to our experienced personal injury attorneys to help fight for a fair settlement from insurers. At Spohrer Dodd, our team is dedicated to providing outstanding representation for our clients. We have a proven track record that includes millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT
If possible, try to take photos of the accident or ask someone in the area to do so. Also, get the plate number, driver’s name, contact information and insurance company information for the car that hit you. Do not discuss the cause of the accident with the other driver. We know this can be difficult immediately after an accident, but we suggest trying if possible.
Your main concern should be your health. Seek medical attention if necessary. Make sure to follow-up appointments. Follow the doctor’s instructions from the beginning, and continue until your recovery is complete.
Contact an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney. Find a lawyer who is Board Certified as a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and who has been practicing personal injury law for many years.
TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcycles are relatively lightweight, therefore they’re susceptible to a variety of accidents. Other small vehicles, such as ATVs and sports bikes are also vulnerable to wreckage on account of negligent drivers, road work or other safety hazards. Our attorneys work to help these victims of such accidents.
Over 500 people are killed each year in motorcycle accidents in Florida, and over 8,000 motorcyclists and their passengers are injured. Common causes of motorcycle crashes include:
The most common motorcycle crash is from the driver not seeing the motorcyclist. This could be due to inattention, distractions, blind spots and the driver looking for cars rather than motorcycles. Leading to a car turning in front of a bike, hitting the biker while changing lanes, or running into a biker at a stop light.
Vehicle defects can slip past the manufacturer and cause an accident. Faulty safety equipment can also fail to protect travelers how they should.
Poorly maintained roads, liquids that are leaked or spilled on surfaces, or improperly engineered streets and highways can lead to accidents and injuries.
WHY YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY
An insurance adjuster will tell you that you don’t need a lawyer. Most people have no idea the value of their case—and the adjuster will be quick to take advantage. As a motorcycle accident victim, you will probably not receive a fair settlement without a battle.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include: Head-on collisions, rear-end collisions, other drivers making left-hand turns, speeding or driving drunk, road hazards, and fault tires or safety systems on the bike.
COMMONLY SUSTAINED INJURIES
Riding a motorcycle does come with risks, but it is not an inherently dangerous activity. The danger comes from other drivers who act negligently or are distracted. Victims often sustain severe injuries due to the lack of protection available.
Motorcyclists can suffer from injuries including: nerve damage, brain injury, broken bones, road rash, spine injury, back and neck injury, or paralysis.
Not all injuries show up immediately, so it’s critical you seek medical attention in a timely manner. Receive a check up and have a doctor monitor your symptoms.
Once you have received medical care, talk to our Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorneys to find your options for recovering compensation.
Spohrer Dodd works on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing for our services until we successfully resolve your case. If, for some reason, we are unable to secure a favorable settlement or verdict, you will owe us nothing.
GETTING THE LEGAL HELP YOU NEED IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, or if a close family member has been killed in one, and you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or elsewhere in Texas, you can get the legal advice you need by arranging a free consultation with the personal injury attorneys at the Law Office Spohrer Dodd. If we determine that you have a valid case, we will help you by:
- Investigating the circumstances of your accident
- Calling in traffic safety experts and engineers to support your case, prove liability, and provide testimony
- Making filings in a timely manner and meeting statutory deadlines
- Documenting your injuries, expenses, and other damages
- Negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company in your behalf that adequately covers all of your economic and non-economic damages.
- Trying the case before a jury if the insurance company fails to make a fair settlement offer.
- Negotiating with your doctors who have liens to reduce your medical bills, enabling you to keep more of the settlement money
SHOULD I AVOID TALKING TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY?
Let us do the talking for you. It’s imperative you alert your own insurance company of any collision you’re involved in, but we caution you speaking with the other driver’s insurance company. Simple statements can be twisted against you.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I GET FOR MY ACCIDENT AND INJURY?
It depends on a number of factors; economic damages such as medical treatment, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses, as well as noneconomic damages such as loss of earning potential, loss of ability to enjoy life, and more.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY?
Spohrer Dodd car accident attorneys work on contingency fees, so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs or expenses. You will only be asked to reimburse us for our legal services if we are successful in securing a favorable case settlement or verdict on your behalf.