Have you suffered damages or injuries following a motorcycle accident in Tampa? If you have, please contact 1-800-Injured as soon as possible. We work with clients in Florida to connect them with highly qualified personal injury attorneys and/or medical professionals to get the help they need following an accident or injury. A motorcycle accident can cause significant injuries for the driver or rider, even at low speeds, and can, unfortunately, be fatal more often than in car accidents. No matter the extent of your injuries following a motorcycle accident, contact us immediately for a consultation. We will work with you to understand the nature of your accident, the extent of your injuries, the complications of the situation, and will use that information to connect you to an attorney who will fight on your behalf. Read more below about some facts about motorcycle accidents and personal injury cases in Florida, and contact us now to schedule your consultation. Do not wait — the sooner you begin the process of building a case, the sooner you will be able to resume your life with the compensation you are rightfully owed.
What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
No two accidents are alike, and the same is true for your motorcycle crash. However, there is a series of steps that are very important for you to take, in order to ensure that your recovery goes well, and that you are setting yourself up for legal protection and financial damages if they are necessary. Please note that these steps may vary depending on your situation, and it is important that you consult with a professional as soon as possible to determine your most appropriate course of action.
Seek Medical Attention
The first (and most important) step of any accident is to ensure that you and your passengers receive the appropriate medical attention. In addition to being certain that any possible medical issues are addressed, it is important to establish a record of any injuries so that there is no question of pre-existing conditions if and when you file a personal injury claim. Your health should be your number one concern following an accident, and you can be confident that if you follow the rest of the steps and work with a qualified attorney, you will be able to seek the damages you are owed after you recover.
Contact an Attorney
Once you are in a condition to speak with a legal professional, begin contacting attorneys as soon as possible. When you are working through 1800-Injured, you can be confident that we are working to connect you with a qualified, experienced legal professional who will be able to take your case and fight for what you deserve. Oftentimes, the vetting process while looking for a personal injury attorney can be arduous and frustrating, but when you are dealing with the team at 1-800-Injured, you can rest easy knowing we are working on your behalf.
Document the Incident
Be sure that there is a complete documentation of the incident as soon as possible. As time passes, the details may become less and less clear, and it is important that you have a full explanation of the events to have a consistent and accurate account for the courts. Your attorney may collect witness statements in order to compile a complete incident report, or may have other methods that they will suggest as you begin to work together.
File a Police Report
It is important that there is a police report filed for the incident, in order to establish a legal record of what happened and when. Your police report will be an important tool to establish the baseline of your case, and will corroborate with your personal documentation of the accident as well.
File an Insurance Claim
Depending on the suggestions of your attorney, you may move forward with filing an insurance claim for your personal property damages, and possibly your personal injuries. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you and your attorney will decide the most appropriate course of action for seeking monetary damages for your personal injuries, which may be through a claim, or may be escalated to a full lawsuit depending on the response of the insurance company. It is important that you handle any insurance claims with the assistance of a lawyer, because insurance companies will work to make you offers that seem like your best option, and have you sign agreements that will limit or invalidate any future claims you may make.
Do I Have To Hire An Attorney For a Personal Injury Case?
There is no law in the United States that requires someone to hire an attorney to represent them for a personal injury case. However, it is important for you to understand that when dealing with an insurance company, they will bring in legal counsel to pay as little as possible on any and all claims. While you do not absolutely need an attorney, you will be best served by hiring a professional who is experienced with insurance claims, personal injury processes, the US legal system, as well as the Florida court system. Your settlement amount will vary significantly depending on the various factors that are included in your case, and you can be sure that a qualified professional will be sure to include everything worth considering.
1800-Injured is an attorney and medical referral service. We will connect you with a qualified attorney who will take your personal injury case and build a complete argument for all of the damages you are owed. We are proud to connect people with the attorneys who will be a great fit for their situations, and have a history of successful connections between clients and attorneys.
Contact Us Today
No matter the extent of your injuries and the specifics of your accident, call 1-800-Injured today to be connected with one of our attorneys near you. 1800-Injured is a legal and medical referral service that connects accident victims or family members of accident victims with motorcycle accident attorneys in the Tampa Bay area. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call 1800-Injured today to be connected with a motorcycle accident attorney near you.