In the blink of an eye, a motorcycle rider can be left with devastating injuries through no fault of their own. With the rise of distracted driving, accidents are becoming all too common for motorcyclists throughout Florida.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s carelessness, you have a right to take legal action. It’s essential to hire an experienced attorney who can navigate Florida’s complex motorcycle accident laws on your behalf.
At Zervos & Calta, PLLC, we’ve represented motorcyclists just like you who are struggling after a serious accident. When you choose our law firm to handle your claim, you can expect:
To meet with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Florida, give us a call today or reach out online. Our conveniently located offices serve Hernando County, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, and other locations throughout the state.
If you were harmed in a motorcycle wreck, you may have severe injuries. You may be trying to make sense of Florida’s complex motorcycle laws. Meanwhile, you might be out of work and need financial compensation to pay for your medical care.
When pursuing compensation after a crash, it’s critical to hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. The legal team at Zervos & Calta, PLLC, can help you:
Spring Hill: 352-606-2548
St. Petersburg: 727-362-6552
Tarpon Springs: 727-937-3171
We will fully investigate your accident and build a strong case on your behalf. Many factors can be considered when determining fault for a motorcycle accident. These factors include:
We will use the full scope of our resources to gather evidence for your case. For example, we’ll use accident reconstruction professionals to understand how the collision occurred. When necessary, we’ll consult with experts, when needed, on the complex issues of liability.
Since Florida is a comparative negligence state, it’s essential to hire an attorney for your motorcycle accident case. Your attorney will fully investigate the collision, identify the possible percentage of fault for all parties, and work toward securing full and fair compensation for you.
The financial effects of a motorcycle wreck can be astronomical. The financial strain, when added to physical and emotional trauma, can be difficult to bear.
Financial compensation can’t reverse any of this, but it can help offset the negative effects of a serious accident. Your compensation may cover:
As you can see, financial compensation is designed to make you “whole” again in the eyes of the law. In other words, you’ll be paid back for any financial, physical and emotional harm you’ve suffered.
If you ride a motorcycle, it’s important to know how to protect your legal rights after a crash. Take these steps to protect yourself following an accident:
Under Florida’s laws, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. This time period is called “statute of limitations.” After the statute of limitations has passed, you cannot file a claim anymore. The court is very strict about this, and exceptions are rarely made.
The deadline depends on the type of lawsuit you plan on filing. If you’re filing a lawsuit for personal injury, you must file within four years of the date of the motorcycle accident. If you’re filing a lawsuit for wrongful death on behalf of a loved one, you have two years from the date of death.
This may seem like a generous amount of time, but you should act quickly. Don’t forget that getting witness statements, gathering evidence and having an attorney review your case takes time. The sooner you meet with an attorney, the sooner you may recover compensation.
Florida has laws that apply specifically to motorcyclists. Those laws address helmet use, lane-splitting, and license requirements. You should be aware of these Florida motorcycle laws:
Victims of motorcycle accidents often sustain devastating injuries. Common injuries our law firm sees include:
Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents result in death. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida’s motorcycle accidents caused more than 500 fatalities in a single recent year.
Motorcycle crashes occur under a number of circumstances. They commonly involve:
Florida motorcycle accidents may also involve:
At Zervos & Calta, PLLC, we understand the physical, financial, and emotional challenges a motorcycle wreck can cause. One minute you’re riding down the highway, and in a split second you’re facing life-altering injuries through no fault of your own. We can’t undo your traumatic accident, but our caring legal team can help secure the compensation you deserve.
With years of experience at the negotiating table and in the courtroom, our attorneys have obtained sizable settlements and verdicts for people just like you. We also accept cases on a contingency basis. That means you don’t have to pay anything unless we recover compensation on your behalf.
To schedule a free consultation with our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers, call us or contact us online now. We serve Hernando County, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, and other areas throughout the state.