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Motorcycle Accidents

A Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney can bring you much-needed hope and professional knowledge in your attempts to seek compensation for your injuries and damages following any motorcycle related incident. We know it’s an extremely stressful period when you just want to focus on recovering and spending time with family.

In Florida, motorcycle accidents are common events. With the second-highest number of registered motorcyclists in the U.S., it also has the highest number of fatal motorcycle accidents. It’s important to know what to do following an accident and what steps to take should you or a loved one be unfortunately involved. Should you need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, take advantage of our free consultation option to get you started.

With St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas, you will get the helping hand you’ve been likely crying out for. For 60 years Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. have been providing exceptional legal assistance to Florida residents, including representing motorcyclists who have suffered severe motorcycle injuries. Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas are both partners at Battaglia Ross Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. and have been repeatedly recognized by their peers, courts and the community as premiere lawyers in Personal Injury Law. US News and World Reports ranked the firm as a Tier 1 Law Firm.

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Your rights for a Motorcycle Accident in Florida

A motorcycle accident in Florida has varying laws, depending on the specific scenario. Unlike car accidents, Florida law does not obligate motorcycle drivers to have Personal Injury Protection Insurance. Even if the driver does have PIP insurance, it will not cover injuries received in a motorcycle accident. However, if it can be proven that the accident was caused due to the negligent behavior of another person, then they are liable and can be made to pay compensation to you for your injuries and damages.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident LawyerThere are many reasons why another party may be liable for a motorcycle accident, here are the common ones:

Distracted Drivers
This can include any behavior that is negligent and distracts the driver from applying their full care and concentration. Some examples include: driving while using a cell phone, turning to look at a passenger or adjusting the radio.

Intoxicated Drivers
People still make the shocking choice to drive whilst drunk or intoxicated. This is a prime example of a cause that is applicable for punitive charges.

Aggressive Drivers
This is another punitive example and typically involves a frustrated driver threatening a motorcycle rider which results in a crash.

Traffic Violations
A common cause of motorcycle accidents is when a negligent driver ignores laws of the road, such as signposts or speed limits.

Defective Motorcycle Parts
These can often be overlooked initially after an accident. Faulty or poorly designed parts provided by the motorcycle’s manufacturer can cause riders to lose control of their bikes, with no fault on any people on the road involved.

It is important to never admit fault after a road accident. As the above show, there are many reasons for the causes of a motorcycle wreck that may not have been initially obvious. A Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney knows what evidence to look for and can help analyze your accident, with the help of an expert in a specific area if required.

The ‘Statute of Limitations’ Deadline

As with Auto Accidents, motorcycle accidents have a time limit. The deadline is four years from the initial accident date for a personal injury claim and two years from the date of a fatality, in a wrongful death claim.

Contacting a Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney soon after the bike accident is a crucial, as deadline could stop you from the chance of receiving any of the damages you deserve.

Potential Damages you may be entitled to

If negligence or fault can be proven then you may be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical Expenses. This covers the expenses paid out for medical care since the accident and also potential future costs. It can be anything from surgery to hospital expenses, drugs and therapy.
  • Missed wages. This could be crucial in helping you move forward. Any missed work dates following an injury are likely to be compensated.
    Pain and Suffering. This can be compensated for the sheer stress that you have received from an accident that wasn’t your fault. Depression, anxiety and grief are also applicable.
  • Loss of consortium
  • Potential punitive damages. This is where the other party is forced to pay you for their negligent or dangerous behavior.

Why hire a Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney?

The last thing you want while recovering from your accident is to be battling daunting insurance companies and their experienced lawyers. They can be extremely difficult to take on if you file a personal injury claim alone. Here’s why the assistance of a Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Attorney is crucial for a successful outcome:

  • An attorney removes the legal pressures placed on you when you’ll need to be focusing on recovering and working or being with your family.
  • You won’t receive stressful phone calls from the insurance companies and you can relax knowing that you’re in safe hands.
  • We ensure evidence is preserved correctly. The evidence tends to be lost in a matter of days or even hours; we will work to make sure it is secured.
  • Insurance companies will exploit the stress you’re going through, often pushing you into admitting a mistake. They will do their best to ensure that you win as little as possible from them. Our expertise tackles this so we can get you the best results.
  • Acting soon will give you the upper hand and avoid the chance of hitting the deadline.
    The longer you wait without an attorney, the more time the insurance companies gain to devalue your claim.
  • Vastly greater compensation results can come from the work of Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Lawyer, than an individual claim.
  • We’ll be your advocate throughout the entire process and effectively handle all the legal work and procedures for the optimal outcome.

Testimonials

Great experience as always, Sean expedited my settlement with speed and professionalism while keeping me informed the whole time couldn't ask for anything more I highly recommend their services
Daniel Huddleson
20:02 26 Jun 19
Sean and his whole team are great! Very knowledgeable, professional, and most of all honest. This was my first time being in a situation like this and I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Once hired, I was at ease throughout the whole process knowing Sean was in my corner and fighting for me. Always keeping me in the loop of what was going on as well as being a straight shooter, with tons of experience and insight, allowed me to be able to make the best decisions for me and my family. Would definitely recommend!
Kevin Frye
20:32 12 May 19
Thank You Sean McQuaid, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for being so professional and personal. It felt like I was going to talk to a family member. You have a Top Notch Firm. My everyone be BLESSED.
Lorraine Johnsommitchell
04:33 09 May 19
My attorneys Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas were always the most professional, caring, and compassionate legal team to me. They represented me impeccably because they got to know me personally, thus they were able to relay my injuries and truly speak on my behalf and all that I had been through. I would highly recommend them.
Julia Withrow
20:10 24 Mar 19
I could honestly say with confidence that this is the best law firm in Saint Petersburg! Sean and his firm work as a team to make sure they take care of you personally, and financially. They where very accommodating from the first day. They consistently kept me updated through the process and answered any questions I had either same day or the next. In addition, they where able to cut hospital and doctors bills nearly in half creating more money for my pocket. 10/10!
Mazen Khalil
15:46 12 Mar 19
I would like to thank Johnathon Douglas, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for their outstanding work on my recent auto accident case. I was so impressed with their attention to every detail to make sure there was the very best possible outcome in the case. They were always so quick to respond to every email containing my list of questions and recommended excellent physicians for my care. I highly recommend this firm if you ever need any type of legal assistance. They are all top notch people and wonderful to have on your side!
Laura Guest
02:47 05 Mar 19
Sean McQuaid and his paralegal Suzanne Sanchez handled my personal injury case with compassion, expertise and excellence. I was more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have had a more competent team! I recommend Sean and Suzanne for anyone that is looking for personal injury legal assistance. Thank you, Sean and Susanne!
Leslie Driscoll
22:43 12 Feb 19
Sean McQuaid is the best. I'm able to sleep at night anytime he's handling any one of my legal matters. He answers your questions and returns phone calls promptly (once while he was on vacation with his family). Thank you Sean.
Marilyn Lewis
23:08 31 Jan 19
Seasoned professionals capable of handling any level of business/personal endeavor to their client's satisfaction. The ONLY law firm I call or recommend. Sean McQuaid is our go-to lawyer for all of my family's needs over the past two decades - he gets results.
jay johnson
22:58 31 Jan 19
I recently was involved in a motorcycle accident and I immediately contacted Johnathan Douglas . He was very prompt and moved quikly to set up medical advisors that were able to help me. Johnathan was there every step of the way, sometimes on a daily basis. Johnathan is very passionate about his work and is second to none and is very professional. He was able to reach a settlement in my case that I was vey pleased with. I would highly recommend Johnathan to anyone that needs the best representation for your particular needs and he deserves a 5 star rating for sure. Trust me Johnathan will not disappoint.read more
Gene Maxwell
19:37 27 Jan 19
We would like to thank McQuaid & Douglas for the best possible settlement in my husband's Personal Injury case.During this difficult time Sean and Suzanne were there for us through every step of the process. Anytime we had questions or needed updates on the case they quickly responded. We highly recommend them!
Jennifer Rice
16:23 13 Dec 18
Iam very satisfied with my lawyer, Sean McQuaid. He was well informed and smart. He was also helpful and kind. I highly recommend him!
Lubna Hameed
20:13 03 Nov 18
Awesome attorney! Sean McQuaid had my charge dropped. He was on top of every detail. Great experience. Will definetly go to him in a heartbeat if I ever have any legal matters. Will recommend to family/friends.
Brittany 8189
19:58 16 Oct 18
Jonathon Douglas is an amazing attorney. There is no question that Jonathon and his team deserve a 5 star rating. They worked tirelessly to get a great result for me.
Joshua Hale
18:08 07 Sep 18
Jonathon Douglas was there for me and my family in our time of need. If you are looking for an attorney who gets results, look no further. I highly recommend Jonathon.
Bjorn Erickson
18:06 07 Sep 18
Attorney Jonathon Douglas has always been a valuable resource to all things legal for me and my family. However, legal expertise is not the only attribute that defines this lawyer. He has that additional quality of a humane perspective that isn't taught or learned, it's innate. You can find any attorney on the web or TV, but few will cut to the core of your needs as adeptly and compassionately as Jonathon.
ben boyle
15:18 05 Sep 18
I was recently in a car accident and contacted St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Jonathon Douglas. The very next day, he got things rolling and put me in touch with medical providers who really helped me. Jonathon was able to quickly move my case forward and reach a settlement that I was very happy with. I would recommend Jonathon Douglas to anyone and everyone.
Scott James
20:54 24 Aug 18
Definitely A five star attorney and very professional Randy M Harris
Randy Harris
20:21 29 Jul 18
If you want and need a great attorney that knows and cares, Sean McQuaid would be the person you want on your side. He shoots straight from the hip with no guessing games. Gets the job done in your favor! Thank you Mr McQuaid!
McMillan's Appliance Plus LLC
17:35 06 Jul 18
If you're looking for a excellent attorney look no further, Sean is hands down the BEST. I've used him several times he has ALWAYS exceeded my expectations. He's very well known and respected amongst the Pinellas country courts, Sean will truly go to bat for you when it matters. Most importantly he's a lawyer with honesty and integrity would HIGHLY recommend to anybody in need.
Dan Tellone
15:44 25 Jun 18
He did a great job I would use him as my lawyer in the future if needed and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks for everything you did for me I appreciate everything! King
Carrie King
03:19 17 Feb 18
Sean McQuaid is an amazing attorney. He has worked with me on 2 cases. Both of which I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. During the entire process, he always kept me up to date and was easy to get ahold of. If I had questions, he would always get back to me right away. He made going through a difficult time much less stressful. And for that I am truly grateful.
Alicia Liberatore
04:58 08 Dec 17
Sean McQuaid and his team where extremely professional and very forthcoming. His response time to requests is impeccable. He is fair, very compassionate and very thorough. He was very protective of myself and my care. He followed through weekly and often daily with my physicians to ensure I received the best care. Thank you, Sean for such an amazing outcome to what was a very difficult time in my life.
Jennifer Fintz
15:51 17 Nov 17
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