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Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

You may have the opportunity to recover a substantial monetary award if you’ve recently been injured or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident in Jacksonville, FL. Insurance companies won’t make the claims process easy. Our experienced Jacksonville motorcycle accident lawyers have advocated for crash victims since 1979, and we’ve recovered over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

As a motorcyclist, you’re susceptible to serious and potentially disabling injuries when you’re involved in an accident in Jacksonville. After a crash, it’s critical that you contact an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your legal rights and options. Farah & Farah has skilled and experienced attorneys who can fight for the compensation you deserve.

We’re award-winning trial attorneys with decades of experience fighting for injured riders and grieving families in Jacksonville. Our goal is simple—to positively impact the lives of every client we represent. Our results speak volumes. We’ve forced insurance companies, corporations, and negligent parties to pay our clients tens of millions in motorcycle accident settlements and verdicts.

Benefit from a client-centric team of passionate and successful litigators. Put yourself in the best position to get the results you deserve. Call our law office in Jacksonville, FL, at (904) 549-6434 for your free case review.

Why You’ll Want To Choose Farah & Farah After a Motorcycle Crash in Jacksonville, FL

You have the power to level the playing field against powerful insurance companies by hiring an experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer to handle your case.

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to contact Farah & Farah:

  • We’ve been leaders in personal injury litigation in Jacksonville, FL, for over 40 years.
  • Our highly-respected trial attorneys have been recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers and voted Best Lawyer in Jacksonville by Folio Weekly.
  • We’ve helped our clients win top results in motorcycle accident cases, including individual awards totaling $5 million, $1 million, $760,000, $400,000,$250,000, and others.
  • Many of our attorneys have prior experience as insurance defense counsel, giving our legal team unique insight and experience with the claims process that greatly benefits our clients.
  • Former clients don’t hesitate to recount their positive testimonials working with our top-rated law firm.
  • You pay nothing unless our motorcycle accident attorneys in Jacksonville win your case

We’re not just another big box firm. We are committed to putting you first and fostering a collaborative, open-door policy by leveraging the experience and backgrounds of all team members to ensure the best outcome in your case.

This client-first approach also helps ensure that you have easy and timely communication with your team so you’re always up to date on what’s happening with your case.

We’re also a group of local attorneys who are deeply ingrained in the community and genuinely care about making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors.

When you turn to us for help after a motorcycle accident in Jacksonville, we’ll fight for you like you’re family.

In motorcycle crashes, it's especially important to gather as much evidence from the scene as possible..to show that the rider was the one who was operating the vehicle a safetly and it was the other driver that ultimately causes the crash

- Khalil Farah

How Our Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You After Your Motorcycle Accident

You need and deserve time to recover from your catastrophic and debilitating motorcycle accident injuries.

When you contact Farah & Farah, our team will take care of every aspect of your legal claim for damages so you can focus on your recovery. Among other things, we will do the following:

  • Provide clear guidance and support throughout the claims process.
  • Answer any questions or concerns you have about your motorcycle accident claim.
  • Coordinate a thorough investigation into your motorcycle accident.
  • Locate and interview eyewitnesses.
  • Enlist the help of accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, rehabilitation specialists, and other motorcycle experts.
  • Anticipate and counter strategies to shift blame and limit your financial recovery.
  • Seek a top-dollar settlement during negotiations with the at-fault party and their insurance company.
  • Reject unreasonably low settlement offers and bring your case to a jury in Duval County, if needed.

You’re more likely to win when you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you. You’re also prone to recover a more substantial monetary award. Let our team handle the heavy lifting of litigation. We have the experience, resources, and reputation to help you get the best outcome possible in your case.

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in the Jacksonville Area?

There’s a motorcycle accident every 18 hours in Jacksonville and surrounding towns in Duval County, FL, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

In 2021, 448 car accidents involving motorcyclists occurred in Duval County. At least 41 riders died in these Jacksonville motorcycle wrecks.

By 2022, motorcycle accidents in the Jacksonville area rose to 484. Fortunately, there were fewer fatalities were reported that year, with 32.

What Causes Most Jacksonville Motorcycle Accidents?

Riding a motorcycle is a great way to enjoy all that Jacksonville offers. However, it’s not always the safest mode of transportation. Many times, motorcycle accidents occur when other motorists are negligent or careless.

Some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents in Jacksonville include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Failing to leave enough space between a vehicle and a motorcycle when passing
  • Tailgating
  • Road rage
  • Illegal turns

Of course, negligent drivers aren’t always the ones responsible for motorcycle crashes. There are many reasons why motorcycles accidents are dangerous. Other factors like vehicle or motorcycle defects, road defects, bad weather, heavy traffic congestion, and limited visibility contribute to devastating motorcycle collisions in the area every year.

What Types of Damages Can I Get if I File a Motorcycle Injury Claim?

Florida operates under a no-fault system for auto accidents. All motorists—including motorcyclists—must carry minimum levels of auto insurance before hitting the open road. After a motorcycle accident, riders must seek benefits from their own policies. This is true regardless of who is at fault for the motorcycle wreck.

Benefits Available Through Insurance

When you file a claim with your insurance company, you can recover Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits and any other benefits under your policy.

Your PIP benefits will cover 80 percent of your medical bills and 60 percent of your lost wages, up to $10,000. You can also likely recover benefits to cover the costs of replacing or repairing your damaged motorcycle and other personal property.

Damages in a Third-Party Claim or Lawsuit

For many motorcyclists, this won’t be enough to cover all crash-related damages. After all, many motorcycle accidents are catastrophic. Under Florida law, riders can seek additional compensation from a negligent party (or their insurer) when injuries are classified as severe.

Severe injuries might include a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, severe burns, broken bones, amputation, and other debilitating trauma.

When you file a third-party claim or lawsuit, you can recover compensation for your economic and non-economic losses, including money for:

  • Medical treatment, limited to amounts actually paid or reasonably necessary in the future
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and income
  • Disability
  • Property damage
  • Nursing care
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Inconvenience
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium

Punitive damages can also be sought when a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Jacksonville goes to trial. They are rare and awarded only when the jury believes the defendant’s conduct was outrageous and the compensatory damages are insufficient.

How Could Shared Fault Affect My Ability to Recover Compensation After a Florida Motorcycle Crash?

Florida has recently adopted a modified comparative negligence system with a 50 percent bar.

In simple terms, it means that:

  • You cannot recover damages from a third party if you’re more than 50 percent responsible for your motorcycle accident, and
  • You are eligible for a limited financial recovery when you are not greater than 50 percent at fault.

Under state law, damages are reduced proportionately to your share of fault. So, if you’re 40 percent at fault for your motorcycle accident, your damages will be reduced by 40 percent.

You Don’t Have to Accept Fault

When you’ve been blamed for a motorcycle accident, the insurance company will almost certainly try to convince you that you have to accept fault. However, no finding of fault is final unless it is assigned in a court of law or you agree to accept it in writing as part of a settlement. Even if you suspect you may have been at fault, you should never accept such a finding without consulting one of our award-winning motorcycle accident lawyers in Jacksonville.

We Fight for Injured Motorcycle Riders

We’re serious about helping motorcycle accident victims recover substantial compensation. We won’t let you take the blame for an accident that wasn’t your fault. We’ll fight to reduce your share of fault to below 51 percent so you can recover the compensation you deserve. 

Insurance companies rely on police reports to find motorcycle accident victims at fault, but police reports aren’t admissible as evidence of fault. Your statements to law enforcement officers are also inadmissible. Even if you received a traffic ticket, it cannot be used against you as evidence of fault if your case goes to court.  

You can count on our dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers to complete a thorough investigation of your accident and gather hard evidence that redirects blame to where it belongs. Our evidence will be strong enough to hold up in court. It may include the following and more:

  • Eyewitness interviews.
  • Black box data from the car that hit you.
  • Forensic accident analysis.
  • Vehicle recall information.
  • Toxicology reports regarding the other driver.

You don’t have to accept the blame for a motorcycle accident when you have our attorneys at Farah & Farah on your side. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Is There a Deadline to File a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?

Yes. Florida now imposes a two-year statute of limitations on motorcycle accident lawsuits.

This applies to all cases involving personal injuries and wrongful death. The deadline begins to run on the date the injury is sustained or a family member dies from their motorcycle accident injuries.

You do not want to let the statute of limitations expire before filing a claim for damages. If that happens, you’ll lose the chance to demand financial accountability from those responsible for your life-changing wreck.

Motorcycle Accident FAQs

You probably have questions about your motorcycle accident case. Farah & Farah has answers.

What’s the Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement?

Every rider will have a unique experience and suffer different consequences from a motor vehicle accident. As a result, there’s no average settlement or standard payout in motorcycle injury cases.

Instead, the following factors will drive valuation:

  • What types of injuries did you sustain in the motorcycle accident?
  • Have you suffered a permanent impairment or disability?
  • What are your current and projected future out-of-pocket costs?
  • Has the motorcycle accident affected your ability to work and support yourself financially?
  • Did your own negligence contribute to the motorcycle wreck?
  • How old are you?
  • What are the psychological and emotional consequences of the accident?

You can increase the odds of a meaningful payout by hiring an experienced and respected motorcycle accident attorney near you in Jacksonville. At Farah & Farah, our results are no accident. We’ve helped motorcycle accident victims recover sizable results, with multiple six and seven-figure awards.

Does Florida Have a Motorcycle Helmet Law?

Yes. Florida requires all riders under 21 to wear an approved motorcycle helmet and protective eyewear when riding a motorcycle. This applies to motorcycle operators and passengers.

Motorcyclists who are 21 and older can decline to wear a helmet if they have at least $10,000 in insurance to cover the costs of an accident.

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Jacksonville?

No, it is currently illegal to operate a motorcycle between two lanes of traffic in Florida. Motorcyclists who split lanes can be considered contributorily negligent for any accidents in which they are involved, which could jeopardize a financial recovery.

Contact Our Award-Winning Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers For a Free Consultation

Call Farah & Farah at (904) 549-6434 if you or a close family member have recently suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Jacksonville, FL. Our award-winning team of litigators can help you assert your rights and fight for the financial recovery you deserve.

We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation, so contact our Jacksonville motorcycle accident lawyers to get started today.

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