Motorcycle Accidents

Ocala Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Ocala, FL?

In Florida, motorcyclists, motorcycle passengers, and family members of motorcycle accident victims are eligible to file personal injury claims against negligent drivers to recover compensation following motorcycle accidents. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Schackow & Mercadante can help you build your case if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident in Ocala or its surrounding communities.

Schedule a consultation with our motorcycle accident law firm in Ocala, FL today. Call (352) 261-6767 or use our online case evaluation form.

Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident in Ocala, FL?

In Florida, the party responsible for causing an accident is known as the " negligent party." The negligent party is liable for all damages that are sustained in the accident, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In a motorcycle accident case, the negligent party is typically the driver of another vehicle.

In most motorcycle accident cases, the negligent party is:

  • The driver of a passenger vehicle who failed to yield the right of way.
  • The driver of a large vehicle, such as a truck or bus, who failed to see a motorcycle.
  • The driver of a vehicle who made a sudden stop or swerved in front of a motorcycle.
  • The driver of a vehicle who was speeding and hit a motorcycle from behind.

In many motorcycle accident cases, the negligent party's insurance company will deny liability for the accident. Their argument is that the motorcyclist was partially or completely responsible for causing the crash. If the insurance company is successful in proving this, the victim may not be able to recover compensation for their injuries and damages.

That is why it is so important to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side. We can investigate the crash to determine whether the motorcyclist was truly at fault. If not, we can establish that the negligent driver's insurance company is liable for the accident. Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

How Much Compensation Can I Get if You’re Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Ocala, FL?

The amount of compensation you can receive will depend on the details of your case. The most important factor is the severity of your injuries. If you suffered only minor injuries, you would likely receive a smaller settlement. If you suffered severe injuries that required extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, you would likely be able to receive a larger settlement.

Your potential compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses, including treatment for your injuries
  • Lost wages, including those you have been unable to earn due to your injuries
  • Pain and suffering

In some cases, we may be able to prove that the driver's negligence was especially egregious, which is grounds for punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party and serve as a warning to others that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. In some cases, punitive damages can be equal to or more than the compensatory damages awarded to the victim.

If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident in Ocala, contact our firm today. Give us a call at (352) 261-6767 or reach out to us online to schedule a free consultation with our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Ocala.

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