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West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The biker culture is a unique, tight-knit community of good people, good times, and loud, fast machines. Unfortunately, as popular as motorcycles are, accidents and collisions involving these vehicles are often an unavoidable reality. Motorcycles attract people who love the outdoors and freedom that comes with riding out in the open. However, when accidents occur they are severe and often leave months of physical damage in their wake.
Due to their massive size, trucks involved in accidents can result in serious injuries, such as:
Many times, these trucks are 10-20 times the size and weight of any given passenger vehicle on the road. This means that in the event of a collision or trucking accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and an average passenger vehicle, the damage and injury is disproportionately sustained by the passenger vehicle and its occupants.
Motorcycle accidents are often caused by the following negligent driver actions:
There are many types of accidents and each one may require a different investigative approach. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorney’s dedicated to evaluating all aspect of an auto accident personal injury case from the physical evidence, police report, and even consulting eyewitnesses. Auto accident case types include, but are not limited to:
Injury types resulting from auto accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Broken Neck
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Severe Burns
- Permanent Sensory Deprivation (Vision, Hearing, etc)
- Fatalities (i.e. Wrongful Death)
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident due to a negligent driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and other accident-related costs. At the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured individuals find the means of compensation they need to manage the cost of accidents. During this traumatic time, you need someone on your side who will fully devote their time, attention, and experience to your cause.
Schedule your free case evaluation with our firm and we can discuss your motorcycle accident.
Liability & Damage Recovery
It is the responsibility of any motor vehicle operator to conduct themselves safely, so that they do not endanger other drivers on the road. If that duty is ignored, other drivers can be harmed due to the negligent conduct of another. The driver at fault is then liable for bodily injury and any vehicle damage that takes place as a result of their negligence. If you have been hurt in a car accident, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Motor vehicle accident personal injury compensation may include:
Don’t rely on the insurance company to inform you. Insurance agents and adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company and are not seeking what is best for their injured clients. It is crucial that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced auto accident personal injury attorney.
Why Choose the
Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb
Our team at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will help you understand what your legal options are and work on your behalf to get as large of a compensation settlement as you are entitled under the law. We service our clients in a variety of ways, including:
Reason 1: Finding Medical Treatment
We help you find immediate medical treatment within 14 days of your accident to protect your rights to compensation.
Reason 2: Building your Case
We obtain, document and preserve evidence such as medical records, police reports, insurance information and material linked to lost wages.
Reason 3: Providing Treatment Guidance
We help facilitate on-going medical care, document progress, and keep records of all expenses, that add value to your case.
Reason 4: Negotiating for Compensation
We identify the defendants and available insurance coverage, so we may negotiate effectively with insurance companies over the value of your case. We also negotiate to lower the balance of medical bills that become due, putting more money in your pocket.
Reason 5: Legal Advice and Direction
We aid you in the decision-making process throughout your case and are available to represent your future personal injury legal needs, including those of a family member or friend.
What to do if you have been in a
Step 1: Stay on the Scene
Leaving the scene of an accident you are involved in, especially if some has been injured or even killed, is a criminal offense. Doing so could result in significant criminal charges and even jail time. It is always best to wait for the appropriate time to leave, which will be indicated by a present law enforcement officer.
Step 2: Check on Everyone Involved
First make sure that you are OK, and that you have not sustained any injuries. Some of your own injuries may not be immediately apparent, so be cautious before rushing to the aid of another. If anyone on the scene needs emergency medical attention, contact an ambulance immediately. If anyone is unconscious or in severe pain, do not move them unless they are in eminent danger, otherwise wait until qualified medical professionals arrive.
Step 3: Call the Police
The police deal with auto accidents frequently. Having a law enforcement authority on the scene will allow you to have an official police report filed detailing the occurrence, and ensure that the appropriate information has been exchanged. Do not move your vehicles so that when the police arrive, the scene can be reported as accurately as possible.
Step 4: Gather Evidence
It is important to be as prepared as possible even in situations that seem less significant. Don’t simply rely on the police report, but gather all the information necessary from drivers, which will include:
– Full Name
– Phone Number
– Drivers’ License Number
– Vehicle Registration Information
– License Plate Number
– Insurance Information
– Take Pictures!
If there are any passengers or witness, collect their names, phone numbers and addresses also. Makes sure to take pictures, and if possible draw a small diagram of the accident. Take pictures of the accident site and of any damages to your vehicle as soon as possible, this helps ensure that you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for vehicle damage and help you recall details that might otherwise later escape your memory.
Step 5: Contact a Lawyer
A major car accident is one of the most terrifying and stressful events that may occur in a person’s life. Besides having to deal with the pain of your injuries, there are other considerations, such as the damage to your vehicle and working with the insurance company that can become a headache for you to experience.
Contact an experienced attorney like the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. to represent you if you suffer a personal injury in an auto accident. A skilled attorney will be dedicated to serving your interests and can assist you in recovering financial compensation and additional aid for future expenses resulting from your injury.
Step 6: Get Medical Treatment
Sometimes due to the rush of adrenaline as a consequence of the car accident, your injuries may not be immediately apparent, as you may have sustained internal injuries that reveal themselves several days after the auto accident. Make sure to see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you don’t have insurance, and keep a detailed account of medical expenses which could bolster your case. You may be entitled to compensation for such expenses. Our attorney team at Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will actually guide you through this process, so that you get the appropriate treatment for your needs.
Step 7: Be Extra Cautious!
DO NOT admit fault or claim liability to anyone on the accident scene.
DO examine your surroundings, be vigilant or additional dangers, and document the scene to the best of your ability.
DO NOT call a “lawyer referral service” for help;
DO hire a lawyer who can refer you to medical treatment within 14 days of the accident.
DO NOT allow anyone to solicit you after an accident, either by phone or in person, to either hire an attorney or visit a clinic;
DO report the incident to the Division of Insurance Fraud at 1-800-378-0445. You may be entitled to a reward for the successful prosecution of solicitor crimes.
DO NOT sign anything you are uncomfortable signing nor agree to an insurance settlement prematurely;
DO ask any lawyer you are considering to hire for a free consultation.
Here at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., we are recognized for our ability to achieve great case results for our personal injury clients.
We understand that an unexpected auto accident can be traumatizing, and we want to be the law office that fights for your interests so that you can get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our office is located West Palm Beach and we service the entire state of Florida.
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