A Lawyer’s View on the Future of Motorcycle Accident Claims
Technology is shaping the future of motorcycle accident claims. Our personal injury attorneys find that high-tech methods are changing the evidence we use to build a case or handle the claims process, making it easier to advocate for motorcycle riders, and, hopefully, reduce how frequently crashes occur.
Our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys handle cases involving these collisions daily. We understand what causes them, how to build a compelling case, and how to advocate for the bikers in our community. Here’s a look at how technology is changing these claims:
Tech Is Making It Easier to Prove Motorcycle Accident Claims
When we consider the future of legal claims, it is here. When available, technology often makes these cases for fair compensation easier to prove, including complex cases that motorcycle accident lawyers handle. We frequently have digital evidence that supports our claims and can use it to compel the insurance carrier to settle the case.
Examples of this include:
- Digital video from a nearby business, dashcam, or witness
- Faster, easier, and cost-effective accident scene surveys
- Video statements from eyewitnesses
- Digital medical records
- Easier-to-obtain accident reports
- Social media evidence
- Crash scene photos
- Computer accident reconstruction
- Expert witness input via Zoom or other video conference software
Our legal professionals also use technology to collect and analyze evidence, and so do the insurance companies. Law firms and insurers provide portals for uploading files. We also use video conferencing to meet with clients virtually, handle virtual contracts, and work on your case without you visiting our law office.
There is no way to know what the future might bring as technology advances. Some cases against negligent drivers, however, could rely entirely on digital evidence. For example, we receive video evidence that supports claims more frequently than before. Clear video of a collision is often very compelling when identifying the at-fault driver.
Safety Features May Reduce the Risk of Some Types of Motorcycle Crashes
Modern safety features can reduce some types of traffic crashes, including some that pose a major risk for motorcyclists. For example, many passenger vehicles now have indicators that show when someone is in your blind spot. This could prevent many merging and lane change collisions, which often occur when drivers don’t see motorcyclists.
Advances in technology could improve safety equipment worn by motorcyclists, too. There is no way to know how the prevention of accidents and injuries could change in the coming years.
Technology Supports Motorcycle Advocacy and Positive Change
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), bikers suffered 7,942 injuries in 9,261 crashes in Florida in 2022. Motorcycle safety advocates want to greatly reduce the number of collisions involving motorcyclists statewide. Technology may make this goal more achievable.
Not only can some safety features help to prevent crashes, but it also aids in awareness campaigns by making it easier to communicate with the general public about the common causes of these collisions. Social media, high-tech billboards over the interstate, and other communication channels allow the message to reach a wider audience than ever before.
At the same time, technology will make collecting data and learning about the causes of motorcycle accidents easier. For example, the recent Motorcycle Crash Causation Study (MCCS) conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) marks the most comprehensive study on these topics in more than 30 years. Technology could make it easier to aggregate this information and conduct this study more frequently.
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Use Technology to Build Compelling Cases
We can seek and recover motorcycle injury compensation for clients using modern techniques to identify, gather, and preserve case evidence. This could include:
- Taking digital pictures at the scene
- Obtaining digital video of the crash from nearby businesses
- Using video conferencing to talk to clients, eyewitnesses, and insurance adjusters
Under Florida Statutes § 627.730, Florida’s no-fault car insurance laws do not apply to bikers. When a motorcycle accident hurts the operator or a passenger, they must pursue compensation through a fault-based claim.
Our Fort Lauderdale motorcycle injury lawyers handle these cases and lead settlement negotiations with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider. We could also sue them and take the case to trial to secure a fair payout for their crash injuries, medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, property damage, and other economic and non-economic damages. Any monetary compensation recovered could cover bikers’ future losses.
Discuss Your Florida Motorcycle Accident Case With Our Legal Team Today
The Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato provide free consultations for victims hurt in Florida motorcycle accidents. Our attorneys represent bike crash victims and hold the at-fault driver or another liable party accountable. Let us review your case with you today. Dial (954) 633-8270 or use our online form to contact us about legal representation for your case today.