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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Serving Florida (FL)



Montlick & Associates Standing Up for the Rights of Injured Motorcyclists in Florida

We Know What It Takes To WinTM Motorcycle Accident Cases in Florida

If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, our lawyers at Montlick & Associates are here to help and only a phone call away. We have been fighting for justice on behalf of injured motorcyclists and their families for over 38 years. Our attorneys Know What It Takes To WinTM motorcycle accident claims and we have the track record to prove it, with billions of dollars recovered for our personal injury clients over the years.*

A motorcycle accident can be a devastating, stressful, and physically exhausting event. Navigating the complicated and often intentionally confusing insurance landscape is the last thing a person wants to manage following a trauma. At Montlick & Associates, we handle the insurance and legal process for you, so you can concentrate on healing.

Our attorneys provide personalized attention to each client, and treat every one with dignity and respect. Clients can depend on our attorneys to return phone calls promptly, keep them informed of important developments, and maintain communication throughout the case. We handle each of our clients’ cases as if it was our own, and proudly operate with a strong moral compass. We pride ourselves on our integrity, honesty, and unquestionable ethics.

Contact Us 24/7 to Schedule a Free Case Consultation!

If you or a family member has been injured by someone else’s negligence in a motorcycle accident, call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, for your free consultation today to learn how we can help. No matter where in Florida you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us Nationwide 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or simply dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.

Florida Motorcycle Accidents Are Serious Situations

Motorcyclists know that operating motorcycles on Florida roadways is more dangerous than operating typical passenger vehicles. Motorcycles lack the basic safety features that come standard in passenger vehicles such as seatbelts, safety restraint systems, and reinforced passenger compartments. Newer passenger vehicles often include even more innovative safety features such as back-up cameras, crash avoidance systems, and distracted driving warning technology. Many motorcycles do not have these safety innovations, and therefore the injuries associated with motorcycle accidents have the potential to be more severe on average than the typical automobile accident.

This lack of safety technology and features likely contributes to the more than 5,000 riding deaths per year throughout the U.S. Startlingly, recent data shows that bikers are approximately 28 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than passenger vehicle occupants. At Montlick & Associates, our lawyers understand the severe nature of motorcycle accidents, which often result in costly medical care, lost income, disability, and pain and suffering. We fight hard on behalf of our clients to get them the maximum compensation to which they are entitled by law. 

Pursuing a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Florida — Why Retaining an Attorney Is Critical to Protecting Your Rights

Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be a daunting task. This is especially true when you endure physical injuries requiring expensive medical care. To make matters more complicated, the insurance companies’ main goal is to pay you as little money as possible, regardless of your best interest. That is why insurance companies employ trained adjusters, who might exploit injury victims’ lack of experience with the claims process. For example, adjusters will often ask the injured party to provided recorded statements in an effort to gain information that they can later use to deny or minimize that person’s claim. Adjusters may also offer claimants quick “lowball” settlements that the injured person, desperate and in need of help, might accept long before realizing the extent of their injuries or their legal rights in the matter. Ultimately, insurance companies are in business to make money, and they make more money by paying you less.

At Montlick & Associates, we handle the insurance companies for you. Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys protect you from unscrupulous tactics, so you can focus on getting well. We work tirelessly to maximize the amount of compensation our clients are entitled to receive by law. We will not hesitate, in the appropriate circumstances, to file lawsuits against those responsible and fight for justice at trial.

Contact Montlick & Associates Now For Your Free Consultation

Hiring an attorney for your motorcycle accident case is perhaps the most important decision you can make for you and your family. At Montlick & Associates, we have been fighting on behalf of injured victims and their families for 37 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, take advantage of our free consultation services by calling us at 24/7 Nationwide at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) on your mobile phone. You can also visit us online at Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.

Potential Damages in a Florida Motorcycle Accident Case 

Our lawyers pursue all types of damages that our clients are entitled to by law, based on the specific facts and circumstances of their case. This may include compensation for:

  • Past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Property damage to the motorcycle and accessories
  • Past, present, and future lost income and lost or diminished capacity to work
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of Consortium (a derivative claim made by the injured victim’s spouse)
  • Punitive damages, depending on the egregiousness of the defendant’s conduct
  • Wrongful death damages, including the full value of the life of the decedent, burial expenses, and others

The unique considerations of each situation prevent an attorney from assigning a precise value of a claim at the outset of a motorcycle accident case. However, our attorneys can usually provide a range of potential case values once all evidence has been assembled, we have learned the extent and long-term effects of the injury, we have reviewed all medical records and expenses, and we have evaluated the applicable law and the strength of the evidence.

Do Not Delay in Seeking Legal Assistance!

Each state has a statute of limitations pertaining to personal injury claims. This means you must either file your lawsuit or resolve your claim before the deadline. Generally, the statute of limitation for personal injury claims in Florida is four years from the date of the incidentbut it is subject to critical exceptions that can shorten or lengthen the deadline. For example, claims against any governmental entities or municipalities can require much shorter deadlines, and claims against minors can potentially give you more time. WARNING: Failure to take the required actions before the expiration of legal deadline(s) applicable to your particular situation will result in the loss of your right to money damages.An experienced attorney can advise you of which deadlines are applicable to your case.

Complicated legal deadlines are not the only reason to expedite seeking legal assistance. Often, personal injury plaintiffs are surprised to learn that their own existing motorcycle and automobile policies can provide valuable coverage. For instance, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage, Personal Injury Protection (PIP), and/or Medical Payments (MedPay) coverage could help an injured person after a motorcycle accident. In our considerable experience, many of our clients involved in motorcycle accidents have separate insurance policies for their bikes from those covering their automobiles, and multiple policies can potentially provide important insurance coverage for their claims. Importantly, insurance policies often contain contractual notification deadlines that, if overlooked, can trigger a denial of coverage. 

The passage of time can cause additional complications to arise such as  witnesses becoming difficult to locate, witness recollection becoming less reliable, or even the loss or destruction of physical evidence.

Our attorneys at Montlick & Associates make sure all vital deadlines are met, and, when appropriate, interview critical witnesses and work to preserve important evidence.  

Contact Our Firm to Speak to a Qualified Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident in Florida, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law. You can reach us today by calling 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by dialing #WIN(#946) from a mobile phone. You can also go to Montlick.com and send us a free Case Evaluation Form or to tell us about your potential claim in a live chat.  

Sources:

https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/ghsa_motorcyclists18.pdf
https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety#topic-motorist-awareness
https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-motorcycle-crashes

*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique.  Results depend on the facts and applicable law. 

**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and when appropriate local associated law firms at no additional cost to you depending on the jurisdiction, and any specialized expertise required.  For more information, click here.


Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.