Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Contact the Bradenton motorcycle crash law firm.When you are injured on a motorcycle, or you lose a loved one in a tragic motorcycle accident, it can be a very difficult time for the whole family. Beyond the medical bills, loss of transportation and loss of income, many families are shocked to realize just how inconvenient and exhausting injuries can be. While you are sitting in a hospital bed recovering, and your family are by your side supporting you, the insurance company will be rapidly working to minimize its liability and looking for ways to avoid paying for your injuries.

You owe it to yourself to work with a Bradenton accident lawyer who will fight for your interests from start to finish. At Buckman & Buckman, P.A., we will offer you:

  • Support – We are more than just attorneys. We are a family of attorneys. Our two lead partners are married, and their daughters practice law on our team. We provide the support that injury victims and their families need. We make sure they get the right medical care, help them with repair or replacement of their bike and keep debt collectors off their backs.
  • Experience – Our team has repeatedly fought to obtain compensation for personal injury victims and their loved ones in Bradenton and surrounding areas in Manatee County for more than 20 years. We know how to investigate claims, deal with insurance companies and pursue funds that our clients deserve.
  • Determination – We know how important your case is to you. We will tirelessly pursue the compensation that you deserve, and we will charge no attorney fees unless we secure a financial recovery for you. This lets you focus on what matters most to you – your physical recovery and spending time with those you love.

For help with your Bradenton motorcycle accident case, contact Buckman & Buckman and receive a free consultation.

Why Do Motorcycle Crashes Happen in Bradenton?

In many cases, a negligent driver simply fails to follow the basic rules of the road, leading to devastating injuries for a motorcyclist. Here are some common scenarios:

  • Left turns – Perhaps one of the most common crashes happens when a car attempts to make a left turn at an intersection while failing to acknowledge a motorcycle in an oncoming lane of travel. This is a clear example of violating the right-of-way.
  • Inattentional blindness – This occurs when drivers simply forget to pay attention to motorcycles. It’s an unintentional, yet dangerous, inability to see what is right in front of the driver.
  • Drugs and alcohol – Drugs and alcohol play a role in far too many crashes in Florida, especially those involving motorcycles. In fact, roughly 5,400 “alcohol-confirmed” crashes occur in our state each year, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • Distractions – While most drivers know by now that cell phone use is dangerous when driving, thousands of drives in Florida do it every day. Distractions can also include messing with radios, putting on makeup, texting, surfing the Internet, operating GPS, and anything else that takes a driver’s attention from the road.
  • Tailgating – Drivers often attempt to tailgate motorcycles, leading to horrific crashes. The problem arises when a motorcycle needs to slow down or swerve in order to avoid an object in the road. If a driver follows too closely, the driver simply can’t avoid the motorcyclist.
  • Passing in same lane – This occurs when drivers disregard motorcycles as vehicles and attempt to pass them by occupying the same lane at the same time.

What Can You Do if You Are Hurt in a Bradenton Motorcycle Wreck?

If you are injured in a motorcycle crash, you have several options for obtaining compensation in Florida. Unlike drivers of passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are exempted from Florida’s no-fault insurance requirement. This means that you do not have to meet a statutory threshold in order to recover compensation from the person or company that caused your injuries. If the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, and you carry optional uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance, you may also be entitled to seek compensation through that policy.

How Can a Lawyer Help with Your Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Claim?

The overwhelming pain and confusion that comes after a motorcycle crash can make it difficult to think clearly or make urgent decisions. When things are fresh, and your emotions are perhaps a bit sensitive, it can be tough to negotiate with insurance companies. Most people have a hard time thinking about the future or planning their strategy for compensation when a loved one is laying in a hospital bed.

However, when you work with an experienced Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer at Buckman & Buckman, you can rest easy while knowing:

  • We will investigate the case – You don’t need to be dealing with insurance companies when you or a loved one are trying to recover from injuries. Our firm will collect helpful photos, witness statements and other evidence that’s needed to prove your case.
  • We will calculate your damages and evaluate your options – Our attorneys have decades of experience with preparing and executing successful strategies for our clients. Let us build your case and determine the potential value of the damages you are due.
  • We will negotiate with insurance adjusters – Never talk to the insurance company without speaking to an attorney first. Let our attorneys handle the negotiations on your behalf.
  • We will resolve medical debts and liens – In almost all motorcycle crashes, there will be huge medical bills, health insurance liens, government reimbursements (Medicaid/Medicare), and even debt collectors to deal with. Our firm will work to resolve all of these on your behalf.
  • We will fight for maximum compensation for you – If the insurance company won’t pay, our talented and experience litigators will be well-prepared to take your case to trial and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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How Long Do You Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit in Florida?

In most cases, you will have four years to bring a lawsuit against a negligent driver. However, this is just the statute of limitations for suing the at-fault driver. You may need to think about other deadlines. For instance, you need to report the accident to your own insurance company.  If your case involves a local or state government agency, the time you have to take legal action will be significantly shorter.

Additionally, if a negligent driver killed your loved one in a motorcycle crash, then you will have only two years from the date of the death to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against that driver.

The Bradenton motorcycle accident law firm of Buckman & Buckman, P.A. has decades of experience in helping injured motorcyclists and their passengers seek compensation for injuries. We will know the deadlines that apply to your case. More importantly, we will make sure to meet those deadlines in order to protect your right to compensation.

Our Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help You Today

If you are looking for an experienced motorcycle accident law firm in Bradenton, look no further than the family of skilled attorneys at Buckman & Buckman. For more information or to schedule a completely free initial case consultation, contact us today.

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