Tampa, FL Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Attorney Armando Edmiston can help you get maximum compensation
By their very nature, motorcycles are more dangerous to operate than cars and other passenger vehicles. That’s because motorcyclists are out in the open while passengers inside cars are protected by the vehicle’s metal frame, seatbelts, and airbags. At the same time, if someone is irresponsible and their negligence results in you getting injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to remember that you do have rights.
If you went down in a crash caused by someone else and suffered serious injuries, you may find yourself searching for a motorcycle accident attorney to help you get the financial compensation you’re entitled to.
Insurance companies are infamous for treating injured motorcyclists poorly because of the cliché that all riders and bikers take unnecessary risks. No matter what the cause of your motorcycle accident, some insurance companies will argue that you are responsible for your own crash. At Armando Personal Injury Law, we know that’s an unfair stereotype. Yet we’ve still handled a lot of cases where an insurance company unjustly refuses to give a hurt rider compensation that’s fair.
No matter what type of motorcycle accident you’re dealing with, you don’t need to settle for less than what you deserve. Attorney Armando Edmiston admires and respects the motorcycle community and can aggressively advocate for your best interests, whether it’s at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
What are the most common motorcycle accident injuries?
It’s been shown that most motorcycle accidents result in some kind of injury, with head injuries and brain damage being the most common among injured riders. Other common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries/Concussions
- Skull Fractures
- Head Contusions
- Road Rash
- Fractured and Broken Bones
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Damage / Paralysis
- Biker’s Arm (Nerve Damage)
- Internal Organ Damage
- Lost Limbs/Amputation
When you’ve suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, it’s critical that you make sure your medical and financial needs are met not just now, but in the years to come as well. Tampa motorcycle accident attorney Armando Edmiston realizes the impact a bad motorcycle crash can have on your life, which is why he will fight to get you maximum compensation.
Was someone you love tragically killed in a motorcycle crash? While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, our law firm can help you pursue a wrongful death claim so that you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to make ends meet now and moving forward.
What is the average settlement for a motorcycle accident?
The average motorcycle accident settlement will typically include compensation for all your accident-related expenses, including:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Replacement Services
- Property Damage
- Pain and Suffering/Punitive Damages
It is important to note that in Florida, you typically have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. After the two-year deadline, you may be unable to pursue any legal action and seek financial compensation.
The amount of compensation you receive from your motorcycle accident claim will depend on the extent of your injuries and the specific details of your case. In particular, your compensation can be significantly affected by comparative negligence. In Florida, if you are found over 50 percent at fault, then you cannot recover compensation. If you are less than 50 percent at fault, you can recover, but your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
One of the easiest ways to find out what your claim might be worth is to schedule a free consultation with Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer Armando Edmiston. Move fast to protect your rights and keep your legal options open.
Should I get a lawyer for my motorcycle accident?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you should consider hiring an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to at least discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to a significant financial recovery.
An experienced lawyer can help you navigate the legal process while protecting your rights. They can investigate your accident, negotiate with insurance companies, and work towards maximizing your compensation. Meanwhile, you can focus on your health and rebuilding your life.
Research has shown that those who get a lawyer to handle their motorcycle accident claim collect more on average in compensation compared to those who don’t. Since most motorcycle accident lawyers offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, it won’t cost you any upfront money to find out if you have a case and then have an attorney work on your claim.
Put your faith in a trusted Tampa attorney
Once you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you may see how frustrating it can be to deal with insurance adjusters who are unsympathetic to your situation. They may question the extent of your injuries, offer you minimal compensation, or worse yet – try to place all the blame on you.
You don’t need to let the insurance company push you around. By hiring a lawyer to represent you, you can get the results you need without having to deal with the insurance company on your own.
Attorney Armando Edmiston understands what you’re going through and will treat you with kindness and compassion while fighting to get you the best possible outcome in your case. He treats clients like family and considers your problems his problems. That means he will be there to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you every step of the way.
You also don’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford to hire us because we offer legal representation on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you pay no fees unless we recover compensation for you. To learn more, contact us for a free case evaluation.