Pay Medical Bills in a Motorcycle Accident
Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) statistics reported 9,143 motorcycle accidents in 2018. If you experienced such an accident, you are likely facing medical bills and other damages.
In the aftermath of a collision, motorcycle accident lawyers in Florida from our firm may be able to help you prove that your injuries warrant a lawsuit and that the driver is liable. If we can prove this, it becomes their responsibility to pay you accident-related medical bills.
Get Your Medical Bills Paid by Proving the At-Fault Driver’s Negligence
You might be able to prove the at-fault driver’s responsibility to pay for your medical bills with your crash report. Because you were injured, you were required to report the collision, according to Florida Statutes § 316.066. When an officer writes up a crash report, it can indicate vital information about the accident, including:
- Type of collisions, such as rear-end, head-on, or sideswipe
- Any tickets that the officer issued
- Factors that may have caused or contributed to the collision
If we can attribute your injuries and their resulting medical treatments and expenses to the at-fault driver, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale from our team may help you prepare a personal injury lawsuit and assign a financial value to your medical and other recoverable damages.
Compensable Motorcycle Accident Expenses
With our team’s guidance and direction, you do not have to wonder who will pay your post-accident medical expenses. We can show you how to define and value your expenses, which may include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Repairing or replacing your motorcycle
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
Our team can help you accurately calculate these damages and fight for your right to recover them. To ensure your ability to seek compensation in court, we will need to ensure your lawsuit complies with the state’s statute of limitations.
Do Not Wait to Figure Out Who Will Pay Your Bills
It might feel like you have plenty of time to file a lawsuit after an accident. Yet, the time you spend on your physical recovery might go by much faster than you think. It’s important to keep your filing deadline in mind because, if you miss it, you might not have another opportunity to get the compensation you may deserve.
The statute of limitations found in Florida Statutes § 95.11 generally gives you four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. Our firm can explain any extenuating circumstances that might alter the filing deadline, but you have to reach out. Make a point of contacting us as soon as you can to ensure you do not miss the deadline and forfeit your ability to get the compensation you are entitled to.
Your Own Insurance Company Might Pay Your Bills
Do you know what to do if the driver who hit you did not have insurance or did not have enough insurance? You may be able to approach your own insurance company for additional compensation. You may have access to an uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM).
Our team can help you check your policy for these types of coverage. We can also help you figure out how to tap into them.
If you purchased UM coverage as part of your insurance policy, you might be able to use it to pay your accident-related bills up to your policy’s limits.
If you purchased UIM coverage, you might be able to use it to pay for the portions of your accident-related bills the at-fault driver did not have enough insurance to cover.
Get Your Medical and Other Bills Paid
If you are looking for motorcycle accident lawyers to represent you, look no further than the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato. When our motorcycle accident lawyers take on a client, we listen to their version of the accident with respect and compassion. We also provide prompt, responsive, honest communication and frequent updates on the pending case.
We treat you and all our injury clients like family by making sure you know your range of compensation options. We work hard to give attorneys a good name and to give our clients optimal results. Get started today by contacting the client intake team from the Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato at (954) 633-8270.