Motorcycle Accidents

Williston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Bikers in North Central Florida

When you are riding on a motorcycle, you are at a disadvantage compared to drivers in cars and trucks. Even with a helmet on, you are exposed to the elements and are more likely to suffer significant injuries in a crash.

Motorcyclists are also more likely to be involved in accidents because they are less visible than other vehicles on the road. Drivers who are not paying attention may not see a motorcycle and can end up causing a collision.

At Schackow & Mercadante, our Williston motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you if you have been injured. We can work to determine who is at fault for the crash and pursue compensation on your behalf.

Were you hurt in a motorcycle accident? Call our Williston motorcycle accident lawyers at (352) 261-6767 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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Who is at Fault for a Motorcycle Accident?

To file a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident, you must be able to prove that the other party was at fault for the crash. This means that you must show that they were negligent in some way.

Several parties could be at fault for a motorcycle accident, including the other driver, the motorcycle manufacturer, or the government entity responsible for maintaining the road. In some cases, more than one party may be at fault for a crash.

Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Defective motorcycle parts
  • Poorly maintained roads

Motorcycle accident claims can be complex, so it is important to hire a Williston motorcycle accident lawyer who has experience with these types of cases. At Schackow & Mercadante, we can help you build a strong case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than drivers in cars and trucks. They are also more likely to be killed. Even if you are wearing a helmet and other safety gear, you can still suffer significant injuries in a motorcycle accident.

Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations

Motorcycle accident victims often require extensive medical treatment and may be unable to work for an extended period. In some cases, they may be unable to return to work at all. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

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Why You Need a Williston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Legal Obstacles Motorcyclists Face When Claiming Compensation

Motorcyclists, like any other road users, may face legal challenges when seeking compensation for injuries sustained in an accident. Some common legal challenges include:

  • Bias and Stereotypes: Motorcyclists may encounter bias and stereotypes, as some people may perceive them as inherently reckless or prone to speeding. This bias can influence how insurance companies, jurors, or even law enforcement officials view the motorcyclist's claim.
  • Fault Determination: Establishing fault is crucial in personal injury cases. Insurance companies and legal entities may dispute or question who was at fault in the accident. Gathering evidence, witness statements, and accident reconstruction may be necessary to prove liability.
  • Severity of Injuries: Insurance companies may challenge the severity of the injuries sustained by the motorcyclist. They may argue that the injuries were pre-existing or not directly caused by the accident. Medical documentation and expert testimony may be needed to demonstrate the link between the accident and the injuries.
  • Helmet Use: In some jurisdictions, helmet laws may impact a motorcyclist's ability to recover compensation. If the injured party was not wearing a helmet in a region where it is mandatory, it could be used against them in a legal claim, potentially reducing the amount of compensation awarded.
  • Limited Insurance Coverage: Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries, and the at-fault party may have limited insurance coverage. This can pose challenges in recovering adequate compensation, especially if the at-fault party is underinsured or uninsured.
  • Negligence Defenses: Defendants may raise defenses based on the motorcyclist's alleged contributory negligence. For example, they may argue that the motorcyclist was speeding, not following traffic rules, or engaged in other behavior that contributed to the accident.
  • Legal Procedures and Timelines: Navigating the legal system and adhering to deadlines can be challenging. Failing to file a claim within the statute of limitations or not following proper legal procedures may result in the dismissal of the case.

Motorcycle accident claims can be complex, so it is important to hire a Williston motorcycle accident lawyer who has experience with these types of cases. At Schackow & Mercadante, we can help you through the process and ensure your rights are protected.

We can help you by:

  • Investigating the accident. We can work to determine who is at fault for the crash and gather evidence to prove it.
  • Calculating your damages. We can help you determine how much your claim is worth and work to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies. We can deal with the insurance companies on your behalf and work to negotiate a fair settlement. If the insurance companies are not willing to make a fair offer, we can take your case to court.

Contact us at (352) 261-6767 today to speak with our experienced legal team.

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