Motorcycle Accident Lawyers In Deerfield Beach, Florida (FL)
FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS FIGHT FOR YOUR FULL COMPENSATION!
The Deerfield Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Fuentes Berrio Schutt work closely with each of our clients. We try to exceed our clients’ expectations by recovering full monetary compensation in their claims. Our legal professionals take care of all the details on behalf of our clients so that they can focus on healing. We manage their claim, deal with the insurance company adjusters, arrange for rental cars, make sure that their vehicles are repaired correctly, find qualified medical professionals, and ensure that our clients obtain more compensation in their pockets. Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys work vigorously and go the extra mile for all of our clients. Fuentes Berrio Schutt has also recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and our attorneys are here and ready to fight hard for you.
If you or a loved one have been injured or if a loved one has been fatally injured, call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
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Why Select Fuentes Berrio Schutt to Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Injury or Motorcycle Wrongful Death Case?
Fuentes Berrio Schutt is a motorcycle accident law firm that concentrates on rendering personalized service and great results. Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys work hard to ensure that they receive both full financial compensation and legal justice from those who caused the injuries or the fatal injuries of your loved one. Our law firm also offers our legal services on a contingency-fee-basis, which means you pay nothing up-front, and our law firm is only paid after we recover compensation for you.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Laws Are Meant to Protect Motorcyclists and Their Passengers
The Florida Legislature passed special “Motorcycle Accident Laws” to protect motorcycle accident victims who negligent motorists injure. These special legal rights assure that victims have a legal path to obtain just monetary compensation for economic losses in motorcycle accidents caused by negligent drivers. Auto accident insurance companies and their insurance defense attorneys always vigorously defend injury and wrongful death cases.
At Fuentes Berrio Schutt, our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented clients in 100s of complex personal injury, accident, and wrongful death cases throughout the State of Florida. Our Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys are always ready and available to meet with you at your home, workplace, hospital, or any place that is comfortable for you. We also offer virtual consultations to review your case and answer all of your important legal questions.
If you or a member of your family were harmed in a motorcycle crash, call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 to receive your free consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
What to Do After You Have Been in a Motorcycle Crash in Florida?
The most critical step to take after motorcycle accidents is to receive a complete medical examination. If you or your loved one have been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, call 911, and then contact our firm at (954) 752-1110 to help you understand your legal and to gather important evidence for your case. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
When you call our motorcycle accident law firm for assistance following a motorcycle accident, our legal professionals can go to the motorcycle accident scene and begin the process of collecting important motorcycle accident evidence, interview witnesses, speak with the officers, and take photographs of the motorcycle accident scene. Our attorneys make sure that your legal rights are protected in the motorcycle accident report created by the responding law enforcement officers. Our motorcycle accident attorneys also help protect you from stating things to the insurance company that can damage your motorcycle claim.
After a motorcycle crash, avoid discussing the accident with any other motorists, never apologize, and never admit fault for the motorcycle accident. Remember that anything you say will be used to diminish or deny your motorcycle accident injury or wrongful death claim. It is also important to avoid posting anything on social media, and any photos and comments could damage your motorcycle accident claim.
When talking to law enforcement officers at the motorcycle crash scene, you should not lie or exaggerate the facts of the accident.
How to Establish Fault and Negligence in Your Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Case
To win your motorcycle accident case, you and your lawyer must prove to the court that the other party’s actions and decision were negligent and caused the accident, injuries, death, or other damages.
In Florida, the Theory of Negligence is comprised of three parts:
Duty of Care:
All drivers in Florida owe other motorists a “Duty of Care” to operate their motor vehicle safely and avoid causing collisions with other motorists. In a motorcycle accident case, the most important question to address is, “How much care was reasonably expected?”
For example, Florida drivers must possess a valid driver’s license, drive their vehicle safely, obey the law, and drive sober. In other words, all drivers are required to use reasonable care while driving and avoid causing traffic accidents. For example, if a driver is turning left, and the driver pulls out in front of a motorcyclist, the driver breached their Duty of Care. Motorcycle accident victims will then need the services of a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer to prove that the at-fault driver acted negligently and therefore caused the motorcycle accident.
Breach of Duty:
Once your Motorcycle Accident Attorney has proved that the other driver had a Duty of Care to you or your family member, the next step in establishing negligence is demonstrating that the at-fault driver breached that duty. When a driver breaches their Duty of Care to operate their vehicle safely, the claimant’s attorney must prove the at-fault driver behaved negligently. Failure to yield to oncoming traffic is an example of driving negligently.
Once your motorcycle accident lawyer has established that the driver had a Duty of Care and that the driver breached the Duty of Care, your attorney must establish then show that the driver’s Breach of Duty caused the motorcycle accident, injuries and/or death. For example, a driver had a Duty of Care to yield to oncoming traffic. The at-fault driver failed to yield to the oncoming motorcyclist, turned left in front of the motorcyclists, causing a severe collision causing serious accident-related injuries or death.
Proving causation is crucial in motorcycle accident injury and wrongful death cases. However, your motorcycle accident lawyer must prove the driver’s negligence caused your injuries. For example, the motorcycle accident victim may have a pre-existing back injury. The accident insurance defense attorneys may try to argue that the motorcycle accident did not cause a new injury, and the accident only “aggravated” a pre-existing back injury.
If you or a family member have been hurt or if a loved one has been fatally injured in a motorcycle accident, call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.
The Types of Economic and Non-economic Damages You Might Receive in a Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Case
Accident Damages in motorcycle accident cases are economic and non-economic losses endured by someone and caused by another. An excellent example of “economic damages” includes medical expenses. One example of non-economic damages is “pain and suffering.”
Florida motorcycle accident cases typically seek the following sorts of compensatory damages:
Medical Expenses: Medical expenses associated with the motorcycle accident include emergency medical treatment, ongoing medical treatment, diagnostic tests, therapy, medications, and medical equipment.
Future Medical Care: Future medical care costs future medical expenses such as medication, ongoing therapy, pending surgeries, and medical equipment.
Property Damage: Property damage includes motorcycle repairs, electronic repairs, and other types of property damaged in the accident.
Lost Income: Your motorcycle crash attorneys will define the costs of missed work, lost wages, vacation, and sick days used to include as part of your lawsuit or settlement demand.
Emotional Distress: People often experience serious emotional and psychological injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, fear, and stress following an accident. In some motorcycle accident injury and wrongful death cases, emotional distress is part of Pain and Suffering.
Pain and Suffering: Financial compensation for “pain and suffering” in a motorcycle accident claim depends on the circumstances in the case.
Loss of Relationships: If the motorcycle accident tragically killed a family member, the court might permit the family to seek monetary compensation for the tragic loss of a sibling, child, or spouse. This type of damage is known as “Loss of Consortium.”
Punitive Damages: “Punitive Damages” is a separate monetary award that is intended to punish the negligent driver so severely that they will not act similarly in the future or because the driver’s actions were so grave that Punitive Damages were allowed in the case. For example, if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol. It is important to know that not all accident injury cases in Florida can seek Punitive Damages.
Filing a Motorcycle Accident Injury or Death Claim in Florida
In Florida, a motorcycle accident injury victim or the family of the victim is required to file their claim with the driver’s insurance company before filing a lawsuit. After the motorcycle accident claimant has filed their claim with the insurance company, the insurance company will be put on notice a potential personal injury lawsuit. Once the motorcycle accident injury claim has been filed and the motorcycle accident claimant has finished all of their medical treatments, their attorney will collect the medical records and accident-related bills from the victim’s medical providers. Then the victim’s Florida motorcycle accident attorney will send a settlement demand package to the at-fault driver’s accident insurance claim adjuster. The package will include a letter of introduction and monetary demand for settlement.
Negotiating the Florida Motorcycle Accident Settlement Process
Should the at-fault driver’s insurance company accept that their policyholder caused the motorcycle accident, the insurance claim adjuster will review the Plaintiff’s settlement demand package. The insurance company agent will then counter the initial settlement demand to begin the settlement negotiation process. The first settlement offer from the insurance company will be a low-ball offer, and the claimant typically doesn’t accept the first offer. The claimant’s accident attorney then begins the negotiation process on behalf of their client.
Filing and Litigating a Motorcycle Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Action in Florida
Should Plaintiff and Defendant not agree to settle the case, Plaintiff will then file a lawsuit and litigate the motorcycle accident claim in either the Federal or Florida civil court system. Statistically, most Florida motorcycle accident claims settle out of court.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Jury Trials
Florida civil jury trials are tiresome, emotional, and long-drawn. Our Florida motorcycle accident injury attorneys assist our clients in weighing the pros and cons before proceeding with a jury trial.
Florida civil trials include many important steps, including:
- Pretrial motions,
- Witness depositions,
- Jury selection,
- Opening statements,
- The examination of witnesses,
- The cross-examination of witnesses,
- The recitation of jury instructions,
- Closing arguments,
- Jury deliberations, and
- The jury’s verdict.
Contact Our South Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys for Your Free Case Review
Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents motorcycle accident victims and families of those tragically killed in motorcycle accidents caused by the negligent actions of others all over the State of Florida. Our legal professionals are available to meet you at any other place in Palm Beach County and Broward County, and especially the cities of Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Pompano, Hillsboro, and Highland Beach.
Fuentes Berrio Schutt is here to help motorcycle accident victims receive the monetary compensation that they deserve for their accident claims. Call us 24/7 at 954-752-1110 for your free case review and consultation. Nosotros hablamos español.