Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
A motorcycle accident can lead to insurmountable medical bills from injuries that cause you to miss work. When someone else’s carelessness is to blame, you deserve financial compensation. Our Melbourne motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you overcome this and fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
When you’ve been severely injured in a motorcycle crash in Brevard County or the surrounding area, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Melbourne can help you piece together what happened, determine who is at fault, and fight for compensation for your pain and suffering, property damage, and medical bills.
Why Farah & Farah Is the Law Firm of Choice for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim in Melbourne
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Melbourne have been protecting you and your family since 1979, and our four decades of experience have confirmed what we knew from the beginning: Caring and hard work are how to get results. We are a client-centric law firm, so you can always count on us to put you first.
When you hire our award-winning Melbourne personal injury attorneys, we will treat you with the utmost respect and dignity while keeping you informed. We work as a team to get you the results you need and deserve. Our case results include the following:
- $5 million recovery for the family of a rider killed when a driver ran a red light.
- $1 million recovery for a motorcycle passenger injured when struck by a truck.
- $760,000 recovery for the death of a wife who died in a motorcycle collision with a dump truck.
- $400,000 recovery for a motorcycle rider who sustained a leg injury after being struck by a car.
- $250,000 recovery for a motorcycle rider who collided with a car that had pulled out in front of him.
Whether your accident occurred in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, Merritt Island, Rockledge, or Cocoa, call our Melbourne office as soon as possible at (321) 306-0104 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers.
We will take on your motorcycle accident claim with no upfront fees, and you will never owe us anything unless we win. Experience makes all the difference. Put ours to work for you.
What Our Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Will Do for You
When you hire our nationally-recognized motorcycle accident attorneys in Melbourne, we will handle all aspects of your claim and work to build the strongest case possible.
We Will Perform a Forensic Investigation
We will start by performing a detailed forensic investigation of your accident. This may include consulting with a leading accident reconstruction expert. We will use this information to determine what caused your accident and who may be to blame. We may also be able to use our findings to refute any fault the insurance company tries to attribute to you.
We Will Investigate the Extent of Your Injuries
We will retrieve and thoroughly review your medical records with the help of highly qualified medical experts to determine the lifetime cost of your injuries and how fully you may recover. We will also interview friends, family members, and co-workers to assess the differences in your quality of life and capabilities before and after your accident. These are important steps in calculating your case value.
We Will Represent Your Best Interests
We will notify the insurance company that you have retained us and that all communications be directed to us. This will allow you to focus on your medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation while sparing you the stress of dealing with the insurance company.
We Will Work to Lower Your Medical Bills
We will negotiate with your healthcare providers to reduce your medical bills. This allows you to keep more money in your pocket after we win compensation for you.
We Will Fight for You
Finally, we will use our combined skills and experience as a team to negotiate the settlement you deserve. If the liable parties refuse to do the right thing, we will skillfully present your case to a jury.
Motorcycle Riders Are at Higher Risk of Traffic Fatalities and Serious Injuries
Motorcycle riders represent just three percent of registered vehicles, yet 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States involve motorcycle riders. In 2021 alone, there were 291 motorcycle crashes in Brevard County. Twenty-two riders died, and 258 were injured.
These accidents are largely preventable. Every driver has a legal duty to watch for motorcycles and give them plenty of space. Approximately 41 percent of motorcycle accidents occur because drivers fail to see them.
You May Be Eligible to Recover Significant Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your financial losses and losses to your quality of life. These economic and non-economic damages may include the following:
- Medical expenses, including the cost of care you will need in the future because of your injuries.
- Lost wages for the work you’ve already missed and those opportunities you will miss in the future.
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs.
- Your pain and suffering during and after the accident, including your future pain and suffering.
- Disfigurement, such as facial injuries or loss of a limb.
- Loss of bodily functions, which may occur from a spinal cord injury, brain injury, loss of a limb, or organ damage.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Loss of consortium.
If someone’s negligence caused the death of a family member in a motorcycle accident, you might be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover funeral costs, your loved one’s medical expenses, and the pain and suffering your loved one experienced before death.
Our wrongful death lawyers can also help your family pursue damages for long-term losses, including loss of companionship, guidance, love, and the lost income of your family member. Lost income includes the wages your family member could have earned had they survived and lost inheritances.
The Importance of Identifying All the Liable Parties in a Motorcycle Accident
Damages for motorcycle accident injuries typically come from the negligent driver’s insurance. However, Florida drivers must only carry $10,000 in liability insurance. This may be insufficient to cover all of your damages in a motorcycle accident case.
However, finding additional people, businesses, or agencies that contributed to your accident can drastically increase the pool of available compensation. While the other driver may seem like the most obvious culprit, we often find additional at-fault parties during our forensic investigation of your accident.
A motorcycle or four-wheeled vehicle defect may have contributed to the accident. If so, our Melbourne motorcycle accident lawyers will file a claim against the product’s manufacturer and the supplier who marketed and sold the defective part or vehicle.
Vehicle Owners and Employers
If the at-fault driver is not the vehicle’s owner, we may be able to file a claim against both the driver’s and owner’s insurance. If a company car or commercial vehicle hit you, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Melbourne can pursue compensation from the employer or the company that owns the vehicle, such as a trucking company.
We will carefully investigate the environment where the crash took place. If our motorcycle accident attorneys in Melbourne discover that a condition like a poorly maintained road or lack of signage contributed to your accident, we may be able to sue the government entity responsible for that road.
If your motorcycle accident occurred because of an unsafe condition on private property, our Melbourne motorcycle accident attorneys might be able to name the property owner in your lawsuit.
Florida Motorcycle Laws that Could Affect Your Claim
Florida’s motorcycle laws aim to protect riders and other drivers. If you take precautions and adopt safe-riding practices, you will likely comply with Florida’s motorcycle laws.
Helmet Laws and Motorcycle Accidents
If you are over 21, Florida law does not require wearing a helmet if you carry at least $10,000 of insurance. However, if you are in an accident without a helmet, the at-fault party’s insurance company may attempt to use it against you.
A helmet is not always effective at preventing injuries, including some brain injuries. There is no question that helmets save lives and prevent some skull fractures, but helmets don’t provide sufficient protection against traumatic brain injuries caused by rotational forces.
Our Melbourne motorcycle accident lawyers will consult with forensic motorcycle injury experts to investigate whether wearing a helmet could have prevented your injuries. In some cases there is proof that it might not have helped. This is just one example of why you should not hesitate to contact us if you were injured while riding without a helmet.
Laws about Lane Splitting
Lane splitting is riding between two lanes of moving vehicles. Safety experts debate the safety of this practice. Lane splitting in Florida is illegal.
If you were lane splitting during your motorcycle accident, the insurance company may use this to blame you for the accident. If you are found partly at fault, your compensation may be reduced. For example, if you are found 25 percent at fault, you will only receive 75 percent of your compensation.
Under a new law, you cannot recover any compensation if you are more at fault for an accident than the other party. Fortunately, our accident reconstruction experts know how to find the true cause of accidents. No matter what your insurance company has told you, it is possible that lane splitting was not a factor in your accident.
Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Melbourne Are Here to Help
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s carelessness, we can help. Call us now at (321) 306-0104 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have answered the most common questions we receive about motorcycle accidents in Melbourne.
What Are the Most Common Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident?
Will I Need to Go to Trial for My Motorcycle Accident Case?
A skilled and experienced Melbourne motorcycle accident attorney can often (but not always) settle your case for the amount you deserve without going to trial. If the defendant or insurance company refuses to offer reasonable compensation, we may advise going to trial, but you have the final say.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident?
In March of 2023, Florida lawmakers decreased the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident lawsuits to just two years after your accident. While this may seem like a long time, you shouldn’t wait to contact a Melbourne motorcycle accident attorney. The evidence needed to prove your case may become unavailable if you wait too long.
If you do not file your case before the statute of limitations expires, you will miss out on your opportunity to recover damages for your injuries. Don’t let this happen to you. Call us at (321) 306-0104 to schedule your free case review.
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