Hardworking Plantation Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Protecting Your Interests in an Injury Crash
Florida’s busy roadways pose many dangers, and it isn’t unusual for accidents to happen that cause injuries to motorcyclists. Careless motorists may not look twice for motorcyclists on crowded streets and aggressive drivers may refuse to yield the right of way or give motorcyclists their space. These actions by other drivers can cause serious accidents that result in severe injuries to motorcyclists, who do not have all the safety protections that car occupants do. Injuries could include road rash, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, spinal cord damage and other harm.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to get legal support from an attorney who understands how severely an accident can debilitate a motorcyclist. If another driver’s negligence caused the accident and your injuries, you could be entitled to significant compensation, depending on the circumstances.
At the law firm of Carlos M. Amor, P.A., our Plantation motorcycle accident lawyer is available to examine all the details of your accident and provide advice about potential steps to getting compensation. Reach out to us today to arrange a consultation at (954) 453-7200. Attorney Amor offers free consults, by phone, via video meeting or in person, whichever method is most convenient for you.
Why Choose Carlos M. Amor for Your Accident Case?
He Does Not Back Down in Fighting for the Rights of Motorcyclists
Carlos M. Amor is a fighter who knows how to prove fault in motorcycle accident cases. He will work hard to establish liability as he seeks to get you compensation to pay your medical bills and other expenses. As a native of South Florida, he has witnessed firsthand the carelessness of some drivers around motorcyclists. Additionally, our attorney:
- Has in-depth knowledge of state laws honed during 15 years of legal practice in Florida
- Understands how insurers operate and is not afraid to take them on at the negotiating table or in the courtroom
- Is responsive and communicative and will not ignore you when you have questions and concerns
- Provides free consultations, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with him and learning about your options.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Plantation, FL
Motorcycle injury accidents can be very complex. The proper evidence must be gathered to prove fault against the other driver. A motorcycle accident lawyer will:
- Investigate and gather the necessary evidence for proving liability
- Fill out all the paperwork and file your claim with insurers
- Communicate with insurance adjusters on your behalf
- Seek to negotiate a settlement that will fairly compensate you for your injuries
- Fight for your rights in front of a judge or jury if necessary.
As a motorcyclist, you have rights when you have been injured in an accident. Our Plantation motorcycle accident lawyer will work hard to protect those rights and get you compensation.
How Much Compensation Can I Get for My Motorcycle Accident?
Every case is different. How much you may get is related to how severely you were injured, the degree of negligence involved in causing the accident, and the losses, or damages, you experienced. Here are examples of types of damages in motorcycle accident claims:
- Payment of current and future medical care
- Reimbursement for lost wages if you miss work
- Compensation for future reduced work capacity
- Payment for pain and suffering, disfigurement and other non-economic damages
- Punitive damages in cases of egregious negligence
- Payment for funeral and burial costs, lost love and companionship, and mental pain and suffering in wrongful death cases.
To learn what your claim may be worth, contact motorcycle accident lawyer Carlos M. Amor. When you work with him, he will examine all the losses you experienced because of the accident and advise you of a potential value range for your claim.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get Knowledgeable Answers from a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Our Plantation motorcycle accident attorney is pleased to provide answers to some of the most common questions the law firm gets. If you have questions specific to your accident that you wish to have answered, please schedule a free consultation with attorney Carlos M. Amor.
What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
There are several important steps to take after a motorcycle accident to protect your interests in an insurance claim or lawsuit. They include:
- Report the accident to the police. The police report may be valuable to your claim.
- If you were not taken to the hospital, seek medical treatment right away. Injuries may not show up right away and, if you are injured, you will need medical records for your claim.
- Get eyewitness contact information or statements if possible. Take photographs of the accident scene and vehicles involved.
- If you have insurance, notify your insurance provider.
Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Plantation, FL, who will work to establish liability. Establishing the liability of the other driver is especially important if you do not carry liability insurance yourself.
Can I sue the at-fault driver even if I don’t have motorcycle insurance?
Florida does not require motorcyclists to show proof of insurance to register their motorcycles. If you don’t have insurance and are involved in a crash, you can sue the other driver for your damages if they are at fault. However, if you are found to be at fault in the crash and you do not have liability insurance, you risk having to pay for the other party’s injuries out of your own pocket. If you’re unable to do so, you could lose your license and face other penalties. If you are in this situation, get legal help right away.
How long does it take to get compensation after a motorcycle accident?
How long it takes to get compensation in a motorcycle accident depends upon the situation. The more complex the case, the longer it will typically take. Severe injuries, numerous parties involved and evidence that is not clear cut as to fault will increase a claim’s complexity. If your attorney can clearly prove the other driver was at fault, their insurance company may be more inclined to quickly settle and you will get compensation faster—perhaps even in just a few months. But if the other side denies fault or claims you caused the accident, your case could go to trial, which can take much longer to resolve and may not go in your favor. With the help of a motorcycle accident attorney, you may increase your chances of a positive outcome.
Can I still recover in a lawsuit if I was not wearing a helmet?
Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries are not uncommon, especially if motorcyclists do not wear helmets. Under Florida law, helmets are not mandatory for motorcyclists 21 years of age or older as long as they have at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage to pay for their treatment should they be injured. However, if the other driver was at fault, you can sue them for your injuries, including head injuries. But if you have head injuries, your settlement or award could potentially be reduced if the insurance adjuster, judge or jury feels you were partially to blame for not wearing a helmet. Our Plantation motorcycle accident attorney will work hard to try to get you the full amount of compensation you need if you have head injuries and were not wearing a helmet.
Claims’ Filing Deadline for Motorcycle Accidents
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you have up to four years to file a lawsuit under the Florida Statute of Limitations. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your chance to get compensation through a lawsuit. If your family member died in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit depending upon the circumstances. You have two years from the date of death to file for wrongful death. There are some exceptions to these personal injury lawsuit deadlines, so always speak with an attorney even if you feel you are past the time limit.
Contact a Skillful Plantation Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Carlos M. Amor Is Your Powerful Legal Advocate
According to data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are more than 8,000 motorcycle crashes annually in the state that result in thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities. If you have had the unfortunate experience of being injured in a motorcycle crash, our Plantation motorcycle accident attorney may be able to help you get compensation. Contact the law firm of Carlos M. Amor, P.A. today at (954) 453-7200 to arrange a consultation about your motorcycle accident and learn about your options for recovering compensation. Attorney Amor offers free consults, by phone, via video meeting or in person.
”Carlos Amor is an excellent person and an incredible professional. Always focused on our needs with the purpose of defending a just cause and keeping us informed of the evolution of the case, giving us knowledge and peace of mind.” – Dany C (Google Review)