At the Scene of a Florida Motorcycle Accident
After you’ve been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, your actions at the scene of the accident may impact your Florida personal injury claim.
Medical treatments for motorcycle accident injuries can be extremely expensive, especially if multiple surgeries or ongoing rehabilitation is required. However, under Florida law, you may be entitled to compensation to help with these expenses. Having the right Florida personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
At the scene of the accident, the first thing to do is seek medical attention. Afterward, you should make sure that you get the necessary contact information for the people involved in the accident. If you were taken to the hospital immediately following your Florida motorcycle accident, you may need to get a police report to get the other driver’s contact information.
The most important element in filing a Florida personal injury claim after a serious motorcycle accident is providing evidence that establishes the negligence of the other driver. Therefore, you should document everything related to your crash. This should include pictures of the damages and your injuries, a copy of the police report, your medical records, a daily pain journal detailing how your injuries have affected your life, and other consideration.
Insurance adjusters may try to offer you a settlement in the days or weeks following your crash, but you should resist from settling for a small reimbursement if you haven’t had the legal advice of a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney. This settlement offer may not even cover your current medical bills let alone any future treatments or therapies related to your motorcycle accident injuries.
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If you have not been involved in a previous Florida motorcycle accident, you may be unaware of some of the laws and rights you have as a motorcyclist. If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and you want to file a motorcycle accident claim, the experienced Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at Ellsley Sobol, P.L. can help you do so. Contact us today to schedule a no cost evaluation of your case â€“ 954-888-7720 or toll-free 888-258-6914.