With its climate and miles upon miles of coastline, Miami is a dream for motorcycle enthusiasts. Some of the best motorcycle routes in Florida are near Miami, including from Miami Beach to Mile Zero or along the Tamiami Trail.
Although hitting this open road on a bike is every rider's dream, it is not without potentially devastating endings. Motorcycle accidents do not care how gorgeous the ride is or how many precautions you may take.
These collisions frequently result in catastrophic harm, excruciating pain, and astronomical medical expenses that will forever affect your future.
That is why, if another person's wrongful actions injured you on your motorcycle, you need legal help from a Miami motorcycle accident lawyer from The Soffer Firm, and you need it now.
At The Soffer Firm, our goal is to maximize the damages in every injury case we take on, never settling for less than what we believe the case is worth. Although many law firms advertise and brag about their size, they do not always provide their clients with the help they require.
On the other hand, The Soffer Firm is a nationally recognized, award-winning firm that provides personal attention to those that need it most. We do not rely on advertisements to get our next client. Rather, we have grown because of satisfied individuals who have referred others to our firm.
Because of this dedication to helping our clients get everything they deserve, we have recovered millions of dollars on their behalf through settlements and jury verdicts. These past results do not guarantee success in every case, but the millions we've recovered demonstrate our commitment to excellence for our clients.
Due to the limited protection that motorcyclists have from the elements and obstacles, motorcycle accident injuries often prove catastrophic.
Even though the severity of these injuries will often depend on the circumstances of the crash, common injuries in a motorcycle crash include:
As a victim of a Miami motorcycle accident, you need to take action. Even though this may feel impossible and overwhelming at the time of the accident, the steps you take after a crash can protect your health, safety, and legal rights. For these reasons, you need to:
After a motorcycle crash, contact 911 right away. This is the quickest way to alert officials of the accident, get the crash on record, and notify EMS that you and others need prompt medical treatment.
Once the police get to the scene, they can investigate the collision and jot down information about the crash in their police report. If you decide to file a legal claim following the incident, a police report can provide you and your lawyer valuable details regarding what happened and who caused the accident.
Although most motorcycle crashes result in serious injuries, if you believe that you sustained relatively minor injuries, see a doctor as soon as possible anyway. Symptoms of many serious injuries, such as brain trauma, can take time to develop, yet the longer you wait to get a doctor to examine this condition, the more disabling and deadly the injury can become.
Additionally, getting prompt medical care can help your legal case. Following an accident, insurance companies will try to use anything they can against you so that they can justify paying you less than you deserve or deny your claim. If you do not get medical treatment after your motorcycle accident, insurance companies will argue that your injuries are not that serious or that they resulted from a subsequent event.
When your doctor treats you shortly after your accident, they can write down information regarding your injuries in a medical report, providing you with evidence of a direct link between the motorcycle collision and your injuries.
If you are not seriously injured, and you can do so, collect as much evidence from the crash scene as you can. This should include photos and videos of your visible injuries, the damage to your motorcycle, the vehicles in the crash, the placement of these vehicles (including your bike on the road), skid marks on the street, weather conditions, road defects, traffic signs near the area, and any other evidence that can show what occurred.
Exchange information with all the drivers in the incident, including names, phone numbers, insurance information, and driver’s license numbers.
If people at the scene saw what happened, try to get their names and numbers. Witness statements can often help back up your claim.
As you talk to witnesses and the other drivers, watch what you say to them. Make sure you do not apologize for the incident, take the blame for anything that happened, or make any definitive statements about the crash. These comments can come back and hurt your case, reducing the amount of money you can receive.
In addition, avoid posting anything about the accident or your injuries on group forums or social media accounts. The other side can use everything you post on the internet against you, ultimately reducing the money you obtain.
If a motorcycle crash harmed you in Miami, you may wish to bring a legal claim against the liable party. However, first, you need to verify whether you still have time to bring legal action.
Every state has a statute of limitations that sets the maximum time to bring a legal suit following an accident. If you do not bring this legal claim within that deadline, you cannot recover compensation for your injuries.
In Florida, the statute of limitations to bring an injury claim following a motorcycle crash is four years from the accident. However, exceptions to this rule can reduce this filing period, so do not wait to pursue legal action.
Instead, reach out to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. At The Soffer Firm, we can figure out exactly how much time you have to file your case while correctly preparing and filing your legal motions and documents before time expires.
In Miami, if you can show that another person caused your motorcycle crash, you may pursue compensation.
In Florida, compensation often includes:
To pursue all of these damages, contact a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer at The Soffer Firm right away. Our legal team has the experience and the skills needed to fight hard for every last dollar your motorcycle injury has cost you.
In addition to the other steps you need to take after a motorcycle crash, reach out to an experienced Miami motorcycle accident attorney at The Soffer Firm as soon as possible. Our firm has handled numerous motorcycle accident claims, and we know what it takes to get you justice and compensation for the harm and losses you sustained.
Once retained, our legal team can:
If a Miami motorcycle collision harmed you or a loved one, do not wait to retain legal help. Instead, contact The Soffer Firm today at (786) 788-7344 for your free case consultation, and let our skilled Miami motorcycle accident lawyers show you how we can help you get the financial recovery you deserve.