Palm Harbor Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With its twisty backcountry roads and beautiful Gulf Coast views, the Palm Harbor, Florida, area attracts many motorcycle enthusiasts. Unfortunately, however, others on the roads are not always careful and some motorcycle rides end in tragedy.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports that there are more than 428 motorcycle crashes each year in Pinellas County. Approximately 38 motorcycle riders are injured each year, and more than twenty-five are killed in accidents.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accident injuries are usually very serious. Head and brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones and crushed limbs are all too common. These kinds of injuries can be life-changing, with accident victims and their families feeling hopeless and helpless.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced Sanford Dennis Hernandez motorcycle accident attorneys want you to know that you do not have to handle all the difficulties alone. We are here to help you. We understand the challenges you may be having and can help you get the compensation you need to get on the road to recovery.
We have helped hundreds of Florida families get the financial compensation they need after accident injures and welcome the opportunity to put our experience and skill to work for you. Call us at 855-529-3366 or submit the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started. We can discuss your case with you and provide a free consultation to let you know whether you should pursue a claim for damages against the other driver.
The Lasting Effects of Palm Harbor Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Injuries from motorcycle accidents are often severe because riders are so exposed and often thrown from their bikes. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than are people in cars or other enclosed vehicles.
Even when motorcyclists survive their accidents, they often have injuries that won’t just go away. If you or a loved one has been severely injured, you may be dealing with medical treatments, rehabilitation, and/or disabilities for a long time, perhaps the rest of our life. Some of the most common serious motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Injured limbs – Limbs, especially the legs, are often severely injured in motorcycle crashes. Sometimes, the injuries are so bad that the limbs have to be amputated.
- Fractured or broken bones – In addition to broken bones in the limbs, bones in any other part of the body may become fractured in motorcycle accidents. Broken ribs are especially dangerous and can be fatal.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – Brain injuries may cause severe and permanent disability. They can be fatal.
- Injuries to the spinal cord – Spinal cord injuries from the impact of a motorcycle crash may cause serious and permanent paralysis or loss of sensation.
If you have serious injuries from a motorcycle accident – including injuries not listed above – we suggest you contact a Dennis Hernandez Sanford motorcycle accident lawyer right away to find out if you are eligible for substantial compensation.
If the other driver in the crash was partially or totally at fault, that driver should be held responsible for their negligence. Their mistakes or lack of attention changed your life. It’s only fair that the other driver’s insurance company should compensate you for what you are going through now because of your injuries and what you will have to deal with in the future.
Financial Compensation Available for Injuries Suffered Due to a Motorcycle Accident
If you work with a Dennis Hernandez motorcycle accident lawyer and pursue a claim against the at-fault driver, you can seek two types of compensation. In the legal world, these are called “economic” and “non-economic” damages. Florida law lets you pursue and receive both.
Economic damages are costs and losses that have specific dollar values. These may include your medical costs and your lost income. The Dennis Hernandez legal team will gather records and other evidence to show how much you are paying for medical and related care, how much you can be expected to pay in the future, and how much income you are losing now and can be expected to lose later.
Non-economic damages are losses that you suffer that don’t have a specific dollar amount attached. These may include your pain, suffering, loss of ability, psychological distress, and your family’s loss of your companionship and support. Our legal team will fight for your right to get the non-economic damages you deserve.
Every Dennis Hernandez Palm Harbor motorcycle accident lawyer is deeply committed to helping our clients get all the compensation the law allows. Depending on your situation, this may include compensation for current and future:
- Medical treatments
- Rehabilitation services
- Assistive devices
- Hospital stays
- Care at home
- Temporary and chronic pain
- Emotional trauma
- Lower quality of life
- Loss of income and loss of earning power
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Your family’s loss of your pre-accident level of companionship, support, guidance, and affection
A substantial compensation award will relieve the stress of worrying about how you will pay your medical bills and how you will make up for your lost income. The compensation won’t take away your physical pain, but it will give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you can get the good treatment and care that you need and deserve.
Legal Help in Palm Harbor for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Palm Harbor motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get the full and fair compensation you need. We will thoroughly investigate your accident, gather evidence to show the other driver was at fault, amass evidence to demonstrate your need for substantial compensation, negotiate aggressively with insurance company representatives and build a strong case to win the settlement or jury award you deserve.
Many other accident lawyers do everything they can to avoid going to trial, but we are always prepared to use our litigation skills and take the fight to the courtroom, if that will help you get a better outcome. We never back down, and we never settle for less than you deserve.
The sooner you get started on your case, the easier it will be to gather the evidence needed to build a strong claim. Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to find out more and get started on your case.