Craig M. Goldenfarb, Esq.
Jorge L. Maxion, Esq.
Rafael J. Roca, Esq.
Marisa E. Zarzeski, Esq.
Aaron D. Neifeld, Esq.
Spencer T. Kuvin, Esq.
Jeffrey D. Kirby, Esq.
Donald W. Vollender, Esq.
Seth W. Patchter, Esq.
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Motorcycle Accidents Are No Joke.
Hire a lawyer who takes your case seriously.
The biker culture is a unique, tight-knit community of good people, good times, and loud, fast machines. Almost nothing can spoil the experience and the fun of living life to the fullest on a bike. Motorcycles offer an escape for those who love the outdoors and the freedom that comes with riding on two wheels on the open road.
Unfortunately, as popular as motorcycles are, accidents and collisions involving these vehicles are sometimes an unavoidable reality. And when they occur, there’s no bones about it: Motorcycle accidents are extremely tragic crashes that often result in the loss of mobility, limbs, or worse, life.
If you are lucky enough to survive a crash, the injuries are almost always severe and often leave months of pain in their wake. In the weeks and months following a major motorcycle accident, the anxiety starts to set in: Who is going to pay for this? How and when will my medical bills be paid? Am I doing the right thing by not hiring a lawyer?
Our job is simple: To work diligently and thoroughly to identify all possible sources of insurance coverage, and aggressively go after those insurance benefits to secure you the largest possible settlement or verdict for your medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Our law firm will stand on your side and fight for your interests only. And it doesn’t cost anything to hire us. You probably already know that we only take our lawyers’ fees and costs, which are standardized by the law of the State of Florida, only when you get a check for your injury or death claim.
Why You Need To Hire A Lawyer For Your Motorcycle Case
Due to their larger size, cars, trucks, and other vehicles involved in accidents with motorcyclists can result in serious injuries. Some causes of accidents involving motorcycles include:
- Tired Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Lack of Visibility
- Breaking Traffic Laws
- Reckless Driving
- Drug Impaired Driving
- Damage or Broken Windshields
- Broken Mirrors
- Broken Headlights
- Aggressive Driving
- Road Rage
- Drunk Driving
Bikers are unprotected and many times smaller in size and weight than other passenger vehicles on the road, especially trucks and large commercial vehicles. This means that in the event of a collision involving a motorcyclist, the bike rider will likely sustain damage and injury disproportionately. So where you may not have the time or ability to fight for compensation on your behalf, having someone to do it for you truly matters. That is our job.
Motorcycle Accident Injury Cases That We Handle
Motorcycle accidents may happen in numerous ways, and each individual case requires a different investigative approach. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to evaluating all aspects of a motorbike personal injury case from the physical evidence, police report, and even consulting eyewitnesses. Motorcycle case types include, but are not limited to:
- Fatal Car Accidents
- T-Bone Collisions
- Head-on Accidents
- Highway Accidents
- Multi-Car Pile-ups
- Lane Merging Crashes
- Rear End Collisions
- Intersection Accidents
- Property Collisions
- Rollover Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Spin-out Accidents
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The unfortunate thing about motorcycle accidents is that injuries are rarely ever minor. Sometimes things can seem okay, but complications due to being hit on a motorcycle can cause death even weeks after an accident. Victims and the families of victims may seek compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company for medical treatment, lost wages and other economic damages, and also for pain and suffering.
Injuries for bikers can be extremely disastrous. They may include, but are not limited to:
- Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Fractures, Broken Bones
- Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
- Crushed Trachea/Larynx
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Severe Burns
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident due to a negligent driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other accident-related costs. At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured individuals find the means of compensation they need to manage the cost of accidents. During this traumatic time, you need someone on your side who will fully devote their time, attention, and experience to your cause.
Liability & Damage Recovery
Driving carefully is always important, and the Florida Department of Transportation encourages people to be on the lookout for motorcycles, which are easy to miss—and also easy to hit. A quick glance while pulling out might reveal a car, but not a motorbike. If a larger vehicle strikes a motorcycle, the accident can cause serious injury or death to the motorcyclist. Motor cycle accident personal injury compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Vehicle Damages
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
- Property Damages
The driver at fault is then liable for bodily injury and any vehicle damage that takes place as a result of their negligence. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to.
Some people think their insurance company will automatically handle things. Unfortunately, this isn’t usually the case, despite what the company’s commercials might claim about their great service. Always remember that insurance agents and adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company and are not seeking what is best for their injured clients. It is essential that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced motorcycle personal injury attorney.
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7 Steps To Take
Step 1: Stay on the Scene
Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time.
It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.
Step 2: Check on Everyone
First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another.
If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately.
If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.
Step 3: Call the Police
The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged.
Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.
Step 4: Gather Evidence
It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant.
Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:
- Full Name
- Phone Number
- Drivers’ License Number
- Vehicle Registration Information
- License Plate Number
- Insurance Information
- Take Pictures!
If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident.
Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
Step 5: Contact a Lawyer
A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.
Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
Step 6: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident.
Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses.
Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
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