Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Serving Boca Raton Residents
We are very familiar with the roads in Boca Raton. We are local attorneys who have driven on Glades Road, Palmetto Park Road, Federal Highway, Yamato Road, 441, Military Trail and most of the other roads in Boca Raton. We know firsthand how dangerous some of the drivers can be in Boca Raton and how indifferent the drivers can be to motorcyclists. Your motorcycle accident may have happened on I-95 in Boca Raton or on Florida's Turnpike. The drivers on the highway drive incredibly fast and often do not pay attention to motorcycle riders. Call our office today for a free consultation at 561-588-2781 to speak to a Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyer.
The Dangers of Motorcycle Riding
According to NHTSA, in 2019, over 5,000 motorcyclists died in accidents. The dangers of riding a motorcycle are well-known. Motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to die in accidents than are passengers in cars or trucks. This is why it is so important to hold other drivers responsible for injuring motorcycle riders. You should not have to pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages due to someone else's careless driving.
How much does a motorcycle accident lawyer cost?
We do not charge for a legal consultation, and there is no fee to you unless we recover money for you from the at-fault driver's insurance carrier. This is our promise to you. Let us do the work for you while you heal from your injuries.
Motorcycle Accidents and Insurance Coverage in Boca Raton
Motorcycle riders may not have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. This means that they may not have insurance to cover up to $10,000 in medical bills. Therefore, it is important to try to obtain a source of insurance coverage through an at-fault party's insurance carrier to pay for the injured motorcyclist's medical bills. Our Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys will find the insurance coverage from the person who hit you on your motorcycle. For example, you may have been hit by someone who has State Farm Insurance. In this case, the State Farm insurance representative will want to take your statement. I always advise people to speak to a Boca Raton accident attorney prior to speaking to any insurance company. This is because the insurance representative will record your statement and potentially use it against you.
Medical Bills from Boca Raton Motorcycle Accidents
You will have an ambulance bill if you were transported by ambulance to Boca Raton Regional Hospital, West Boca Medical Center of any of the South Florida hospitals. An ambulance will usually be paid through PIP insurance. However, motorcycle riders do not always have PIP insurance. This means you will have an ambulance bill to pay. We can help you pay this bill by finding the source of insurance coverage for the person who hit you on your motorcycle. Hospital bills from Boca Raton Regional Hospital can be in the tens of thousands of dollars.
What can your motorcycle accident attorneys do for me?
The strength of your claim often depends on actions that are taken early on in the claim. Contacting our Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyers quickly will allow us to help you by taking the appropriate steps such as:
- Collecting medical records
- Taking and gathering witness statements
- Photographing the scene of the accident
- Photographing injuries
- Exploring potential sources of insurance coverage
- Holding the at-fault driver who hit you accountable
- Speaking to insurance companies such as State Farm, Geico, and Allstate Insurance
- Referring you to medical doctors.
- Helping you get your motorcycle fixed.
- Getting you compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages.
How much is my motorcycle accident claim worth?
The value of a motorcycle accident claim will depend on the extent of your injuries, the amount of your medical bills and the extent of your pain and suffering. For example, a case involving a client who needed a cervical fusion after an accident, or who suffered a traumatic brain injury will be worth more money than a case with a client who required only chiropractic care.
How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?
The statute of limitations to file a negligence claim against the driver who hit you is four years from the date of the accident. This means you have four years to file a lawsuit or your claim will be barred. A family member who has lost a family member due to a motorcycle accident death only has two years to file a wrongful death claim.
At Bottari & Doyle, our motorcycle accident attorneys will evaluate your claim at no cost to you. Contact a Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyer from Bottari & Doyle at 561-588-2781 to discuss your claim, chat live with us or submit a form to be contacted quickly by a lawyer.