Tallahassee Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been in a serious Tallahassee motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and more. The insurance company or law enforcement may unfairly blame you for the accident, but our experienced Tallahassee motorcycle accident lawyers know that careless drivers are often the real culprits in motorcycle accidents. We are prepared to advocate for you and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may face lifelong medical treatment and an uncertain future, especially if you suffer disabling injuries that permanently keep you from working. You will need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Tallahassee with proven experience.

Most Florida roadway users benefit from the state’s no-fault insurance laws. If an accident occurs, personal injury protection typically covers much of an injured accident victim’s medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of fault. No-fault insurance is available to drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians, but not motorcycle riders. Instead, you must file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company to get your compensation.

Florida law doesn’t require drivers to carry bodily injury liability insurance. Without a skilled lawyer on your side, you could walk away with nothing, even if a driver was 100 percent at fault for the accident. At Farah & Farah, we have helped hundreds of injured motorcycle riders recover substantial compensation. We won’t give up until you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Hire Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Tallahassee

Motorcycle accident claims are complex cases that require hard evidence and expert witness testimony. Insurance companies are eager to scapegoat motorcycle riders even when automobile drivers are clearly at fault. They quickly send their own investigators to the scene but interpret the evidence to fit their narrative. Their goal is to pay as little compensation as possible.

When you let our dedicated Tallahassee motorcycle accident attorneys go to work for you, we will visit the accident site and consult our accident reconstruction experts to uncover what really happened. We may be able to clear you of all the blame or shift most of it to the other party.

We’ve been protecting you and your family since 1979 and have recovered more than $2 billion in compensation. When you choose us, our Tallahassee personal injury lawyers will work together as a team, combining their strengths, experience, and resources to get you the best results possible. You will never feel like a number because we treat clients like family. We charge no upfront fees, and you only pay if we win. Call us today at (850) 446-2725 to schedule a free consultation.

What Clients Say About Our Attorneys

We regularly receive enthusiastic feedback from our clients for our compassionate, personalized service and outstanding results, such as the following:

"I would like to post a review for Erika Brenneman. She is by far the most compassionate, friendly, outgoing attorney I've ever met in my entire life. She's like talking to a friend and makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I have retained a number of attorneys for several different reasons over the past 40 years, and I've never run across somebody so personable as Erika. She goes above and beyond. She responds extremely fast or has her assistant respond to any little question. Don't ever be afraid to ask her anything. She has an immediate answer or will find an answer to your question. I highly recommend Erika and her firm for all your needs that she can provide for you. You will never find a better attorney, in my opinion."

"I will refer anyone here. They’re on top of the game and understand you in every aspect as you go. Very generous company and really care for the people. I appreciate everything they do and still are doing for me."

"I am incredibly grateful to Attorney Apple and her team at Farah & Farah for their incredible help with my case. They were not only professional and knowledgeable but also genuinely caring and supportive throughout the entire process. Their expertise and attention to detail were impressive, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. If you're looking for a great legal team, look no further than Farah & Farah! Highly recommended for their exceptional service and unwavering dedication."

What Compensation Can I Get After A Motorcycle Accident?

Compensation for a motorcycle accident may include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.

Economic damages are compensation for monetary losses, such as property damage, medical expenses, and lost wages. They may include future losses, such as your estimated future medical expenses and lost earning capacity.

Non-economic damages are compensation for non-monetary, subjective losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring, disfigurement, emotional distress, and other losses related to your quality of life.

Punitive damages are awarded in rare cases when you present clear and convincing evidence of deliberate misconduct or gross negligence. Economic and non-economic damages are known as compensatory damages because they compensate you for your losses. Punitive damages are known as non-compensatory damages because they aim to punish the defendant and deter others from similar conduct.

If your loved one has died from a motorcycle accident, your family may be eligible for wrongful death damages, which may include loss of your loved one’s financial support, loss of companionship, your loved one’s pain and suffering, funeral costs, and other financial and emotional damages.

How Much Compensation Can I Recover?

The amount you receive will vary based on the unique facts of your case. The most important factors that influence your compensation include the severity of your injuries, whether your injuries result in permanent disability, and the cost of your medical care. Below are a few examples of real case results we have obtained for our motorcycle accident clients:

  • $5 million for the family of a man who was killed on his motorcycle when a careless driver ran a red light.
  • $1 million for a motorcycle rider who was hit by a truck and injured.
  • $760,000 for the family of a woman who was killed when a dump truck collided with her motorcycle.
  • $400,000 for a motorcycle accident victim whose leg was severely injured in a collision with a car.
  • $250,000 for a motorcyclist who suffered a serious injury when an inattentive motorist pulled out in front of him.

How Fault Is Determined for a Tallahassee Motorcycle Accident

Law enforcement will investigate your accident and assign fault, as will the insurance company. However, you don’t have to accept either of these assignments of fault and shouldn’t without first talking to a seasoned motorcycle accident lawyer.

When you let Team Farah go to work for you, our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys in Tallahassee will perform a much more comprehensive investigation. We work with top accident reconstructionists, perform vehicle safety and recall research, interview witnesses, collect video footage of the accident, and carefully analyze any other evidence we can find.

Florida’s accident report privilege law prohibits the police report or statements you made to police at the scene to be used against you in court. Even a traffic ticket is not automatically admissible evidence against you in a personal injury claim.

"We have had clients who have come to us and thought they were at fault in the accident, maybe they even got the ticket. We were still able to make a recovery on their behalf in spite of the fact that they may have gotten the ticket or that they have been partially at fault."​

Can I Recover Compensation If I’m at Fault?

Florida’s comparative negligence law allows you to recover compensation if you were found at fault for the accident as long as your share of the fault is lower than 51 percent. However, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault. For example, if you are 20 percent at fault for an accident and your damages are $100,000, you can only recover up to $80,000.

You are barred from receiving any compensation if you are 51 percent or more at fault. This strongly incentivizes the insurance company to blame you for the accident. We are dedicated to proving that you are less than 51 percent at fault for the accident to ensure you recover compensation, and we will go to great lengths to do so. We have even sporadically purchased wrecked vehicles to allow us to perform more comprehensive testing.

How Long Do I Have to File A Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations imposes a two-year deadline to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit. However, there are some exceptions, so it is important to promptly speak with a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer after your accident. If the statute of limitations expires before you file suit, you will lose the right to pursue compensation for your injuries forever.

When you have our dedicated team of attorneys on your side, you can trust us to file your claim ahead of the deadline. Regardless of the statute of limitations, we must be involved in your case early enough to gather evidence before it degrades or disappears.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney?

There are no initial costs to hire a reputable Tallahassee motorcycle accident lawyer. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing upfront. If we successfully recover compensation for you, we will collect our fees and costs from your proceeds. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

"It costs you nothing to pursue a personal injury case. When we take on the case we advance any costs that are associated with the claim. So if there are experts that need to be retained, investigative costs that need to be incurred, or medical bills and records that have to be gathered, we pay all that, and the goal is to make sure the client doesn't have to pay anything in order to pursue their claim."

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

According to 2021 statistics, 43 percent of motorcycle accidents involving a second vehicle occur when a driver turns left in front of a motorcycle going straight. Such accidents can occur because of distracted driving. However, they often happen because a driver simply doesn’t see the motorcycle. This phenomenon is known as “looked but failed to see.” Motorcycle riders have the same right to use the road as other vehicles, and drivers have a duty to consciously watch for them.

Unlike most of Florida, Tallahassee is hilly and curvy, creating more blind spots. If you’ve been injured in a Tallahassee motorcycle accident, you’re not alone. In 2023, 100 motorcycles were involved in accidents in Leon County. In those accidents, 92 riders were injured, and seven died.

In addition to drivers failing to see motorcycles, other forms of reckless, careless, and negligent driving can endanger a motorcycle rider.  Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield

An accident that may have been minor if the two vehicles involved were cars can be fatal or permanently disabling for a motorcycle rider.

We’ll Be There for You and Your Family When You Need Us Most

As a family-centered law firm, we understand how a motorcycle accident can impact your entire family. Serious injuries can be financially costly for every family member, and some members may even miss time at work to provide care. If your loved one is facing permanent disability, the victim and your whole family may face an uncertain future. If your loved one has died from a motorcycle accident, your family could face financial ruin in addition to the overwhelming grief of losing a loved one.

No matter how the accident happened or the injuries your loved one suffered, we are ready to go to work for you. We handle all types of motorcycle accident claims, and our compassionate attorneys will provide personalized support to you and your family while we fight for the compensation you deserve.

Get Help From Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you can count on our Tallahassee motorcycle accident lawyers to fight for the maximum compensation available while providing you and your family with compassionate support.

We treat every client with honesty, dignity, and respect. We have won over $2 billion in verdicts and settlements, and our results are no accident. We win through caring, understanding, and hard work. Call us today at (850) 446-2725 to schedule a free case review.

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