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West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in West Palm Beach, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. If you were assigned fault for the accident, don’t let it stop you from calling our West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyers at (561) 766-5020. Police and insurance companies are quick to place undeserved blame on motorcycle accident victims. We will listen to you, believe you, and work to hold the real culprits accountable. We are here for you and here for good.

It only takes seconds for a motorcycle accident to change your life forever. When someone else’s carelessness is to blame, you shouldn’t have to shoulder the financial costs yourself. Our award-winning attorneys at Farah & Farah can hold the careless driver accountable and recover compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and more. We are dedicated to helping those who need it most. Contact us today to schedule a free case review.

What to Expect When You Choose Our Client-Centric Motorcycle Accident Law Firm in West Palm Beach

When we take your motorcycle accident injury case, you will get a highly skilled team of talented attorneys, paralegals, and support staff who will work for you around the clock to recover maximum compensation. We have an open-door policy, meaning you can reach your legal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our clients come first, and we treat every client with honesty, dignity, and respect.

Our Process

When you contact our West Palm Beach office, we will schedule a free consultation at the location of your choice. We will listen to your story and review your evidence. If we accept your case, we will go right to work doing the following and more:

  • Investigate the accident. We will clear you of unwarranted blame, identify the real culprits, and gather evidence.
  • Calculate your damages. We will review your medical records and collaborate with medical and financial experts who work for us to calculate the lifetime costs of your injuries.
  • Deal with the insurance company. We will file your insurance claim and handle communications with the insurance company. If anyone from the insurance company contacts you, you don’t have to talk to them. Just direct them to us.
  • File your lawsuit. If the insurance company fails to pay the full claim value we calculate, we’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf and skillfully negotiate a settlement. We won’t accept less than you deserve.
  • Go to trial if necessary. We prepare every case for trial. If the insurance company refuses to pay fair compensation, our highly successful litigation team will fight for you in court.

Our Hard Work Pays Off Big for Our Clients

We work as hard for each of our clients as if they were our own family. During the 45 years that we have been in business, we have learned through experience that caring, understanding, and hard work are how you win.

Over $2 Billion in Compensation for Injured Accident Victims

Our case results include numerous substantial motorcycle accident verdicts and settlements, such as the following:

  • $5 million for the family of a motorcycle rider killed by a driver who ran a red light.
  • $1 million for a motorcycle accident victim who suffered injuries when a truck struck the motorcycle.
  • $760,000 for a motorcycle accident victim who died from a collision with a dump truck.
  • $400,000 for a motorcycle rider who suffered a severe leg injury after being struck by a car.
  • $345,000 settlement for the family of a 37-year-old motorcycle rider who was killed when a pedestrian suddenly walked out in front of him.
  • $250,000 for a rider injured by a careless driver who pulled out in front of him.

Success Stories from Real Clients

We go out of our way to keep our clients updated about their cases, show them how much we care, and fight for them with everything we have. Caring about clients is something that can’t be faked. Our clients recognize how much we care, and it shows in the unsolicited reviews they regularly send us, such as the following:

The law firm always answered my phone calls and questions in good time and always spoke with my attorneys. I never felt unimportant in any way. They were with me all the way and had my best interest in mind.

This is my second time working with them. They fought for me tooth and nail, and I am very happy with them. They are supportive and effective. The best!

The attorneys at Farah and Farah are amazing. They have been incredibly helpful and are doing everything they can to help me win my case. They’re truly caring about me as an individual, and I will recommend them to everyone I know.

Why Choose a West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Farah & Farah?

You get the best of both worlds when you trust our West Palm Beach accident lawyers with your motorcycle accident claim. You get the personalized attention only a friendly, local law firm can offer. You’ll also get the big-firm resources of our large Florida personal injury law firm, enabling you to stand up to large insurance companies and win.

We have homegrown roots in Florida, and we understand the legal landscape of West Palm Beach and the unique challenges motorcycle accident victims face in personal injury claims. We have been protecting motorcycle riders and their families since 1979. Our experience makes all the difference. Contact us today to learn how Farah & Farah can help you and your family.

Legal Hurdles Are No Match for Our Unstoppable West Palm Beach Motorcycle Crash Injury Lawyers

Motorcycle accidents are particularly dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motorcycle riders were 24 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than people riding in passenger vehicles and four times more likely to be injured. In Palm Beach County alone, 374 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2023, and 18 were killed, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

Yet motorcycle riders have a harder time recovering fair compensation. They are treated differently by the state, the insurance industry, and even the police.

No Access to No-Fault Insurance

Although Florida is a no-fault state, motorcyclists are excluded from the no-fault system. To recover damages, they must pursue a claim against the at-fault party, meaning they carry the burden of proof. In addition, Florida doesn’t require drivers to carry bodily injury liability insurance, leaving motorcyclists with fewer options.

Our knowledgeable West Palm Beach motorcycle accident attorneys help injured motorcycle accident victims find other avenues of compensation, such as the following:

  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance
  • Motorcycle medical coverage
  • A disability insurance policy through an employer
  • Social Security disability compensation
  • A product liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective motorcycle or component

No Matter How Severely You Were Injured, We Will Be There for You When You Need Us Most

Motorcycle riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle during an accident. Thus, accidents typically result in direct rider contact with the road and other vehicles, often at accelerated speeds. The resulting injuries can be catastrophic and may include the following:

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Motorcycle Accident Laws in West Palm Beach

Under Florida Statutes § 316.208, motorcycle riders have the same rights and duties as drivers of any other motorized vehicle. This means drivers have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid colliding with motorcycles. This duty includes avoiding dangerous driving behaviors such as distracted driving, failing to yield, drunk driving, and aggressive driving.

As a rider, you are entitled to the full use of your lane. Drivers who encroach into your lane violate the law. One of the most common causes of collisions between cars and motorcycles is the driver’s failure to see the motorcycle. As a result, drivers cause deadly accidents by abruptly switching lanes into motorcycles, turning left in front of them, or rear-ending them. Failure to see a motorcycle is no excuse, and drivers are liable for causing an accident in these cases.

The Duties of Motorcycle Riders in Florida

Motorcycle riders must also follow laws designed to prevent accidents and protect their safety in the event of an accident, such as the following:

  • You must ride with your headlights on at all times.
  • You must always face forward with your legs on either side of the motorcycle.
  • You should not carry a second person unless your motorcycle is designed for two.
  • You must not carry objects that prevent you from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
  • It is illegal to split the lane with a car. However, a maximum of two motorcycles may ride side-by-side in the same lane.
  • You must wear a helmet if you are under 21 or don’t have at least $10,000 in medical coverage.

Like all drivers, motorcycle riders have a legal duty to avoid unsafe practices, such as riding while impaired, speeding, and aggressive driving. If you are injured in an accident, the insurance company will look for evidence that you violated state motorcycle laws or made mistakes that contributed to the accident and your injuries.

How Insurance Companies Use Fault to Avoid Paying Damages

Under Florida’s comparative negligence laws, you could lose out on some or all of your well-deserved compensation if the insurance company can blame you for the accident, even if you aren’t completely to blame. If you share more than 50 percent of the blame, you cannot pursue compensation from the driver. You can still recover compensation if you are found to be less than 50 percent at fault. However, it will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault.

You can also lose out on compensation if the insurance company or a court believes you contributed to your injuries, even if you bear no blame for the accident. For example, if you were not wearing a helmet, the insurance company can claim that you wouldn’t have been injured had you worn a helmet. This could cost you compensation.

Insurance companies, police departments, and even eyewitnesses often assign unfair blame to motorcycle riders based on a false perception that motorcycles are more dangerous than other vehicles or that riders are reckless, criminals, or otherwise unsafe. This stigma makes it more likely that fault will be falsely assigned to you, even if you did nothing wrong.

We Are On Your Side

We are ready to fight for you even if the whole world has turned against you. We will look for evidence that the driver’s actions alone were sufficient to cause your accident and injuries.

For example, suppose you weren’t wearing a helmet during the accident. Helmets don’t always prevent injuries or deaths. According to the CDC, they are 37 percent effective in preventing death, which means they don’t help 63 percent of the time. Helmets are 69 percent effective in preventing non-fatal injuries, which means they do not prevent injuries 31 percent of the time.

We work with leading medical and forensic experts who can analyze the impacts and forces of the crash. Such an analysis can determine whether a helmet would have changed your outcome and to what degree.

If the police report says you were at fault, the insurance company will use it against you. If you received a ticket, the insurance company may tell you it is conclusive for assigning fault to you. However, a police report is only an officer’s opinion, and a ticket is just an allegation. Neither are admissible evidence on their own.

Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents in West Palm Beach

When you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, property damage, and any other financial losses related to the accident. You can also pursue damages for the intangible losses related to your quality of life, such as the following and more:

  • Pain and suffering.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Scarring and disfigurement.
  • Loss of bodily functions.
  • Emotional distress.

If your loved one passed away in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to pursue damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death damages include financial losses, such as the loss of your loved one’s probable lifetime income had they survived, funeral expenses, and your loved one’s medical expenses. You can also pursue damages for your family’s emotional losses, such as loss of companionship, parental guidance, comfort, affection, and support.

If you present clear and convincing evidence of deliberate misconduct or gross negligence, you may also be entitled to punitive damages of up to $500,000 or three times your other damages.

Do’s and Don’ts After a Motorcycle Accident in West Palm Beach

The insurance company will scrutinize your words and actions after a motorcycle accident to find grounds to avoid paying the compensation you deserve. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach can deal with the insurance company, navigate all of the legalities for you, and protect your claim while you focus on what matters most: your recovery.

You can count on our devoted attorneys to do all the hard work. We will advise you of the common mistakes to avoid, such as those described in the table below.

Don’t Do This After a Motorcycle Crash Do This Instead…
DON’T talk to the driver’s insurance company or provide a recorded statement. DO direct the insurance company’s representatives to your attorney without comment should they call.
DON’T skip any medical appointments or delay seeking treatment. DO seek medical attention as soon as possible and complete all recommended treatments.
DON’T talk to your doctor about the details of the accident. DO report all your symptoms to your doctor as soon as they occur.
DON’T discuss the details of your accident on social media or with anyone other than your attorney. DO provide your attorney with evidence you’ve gathered, copies of medical bills, and eyewitness contact information.
DON’T accept a settlement from the insurance company or sign documents without an attorney present. DO allow your attorney to deal with the insurance company for you.
DON’T admit fault to anyone or accept a finding of fault without talking to an attorney. DO contact an attorney with the resources to investigate the accident and clear you of fault.
DON’T let the personal injury statute of limitations expire before you file your lawsuit. In Florida, you generally have two years to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit. DO call our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in West Palm Beach as soon as possible after your accident at (561) 766-5020 for a free consultation.

Contact Us Today, and Let Team Farah Go to Work for You

When you or your loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s carelessness, you can count on our award-winning West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyers to be on your side. We charge no upfront fees, and you only pay if we win. Time is limited, so call us today at (561) 766-5020 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

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