When Buckman & Buckman represents you in a motorcycle accident case, we will pursue all compensation available to you. We cannot undo your injuries. However, we can determine all of your losses and seek full compensation for you, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and diminished future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of familial relationships
- Loss of your enjoyment of life.
We will dig through all insurance policies involved in your case and demand that insurers pay what they owe. Our attorneys are tough negotiators. We have detailed knowledge of Florida law and extensive experience with motorcycle accident cases. We will fight to make things right for you.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
After a fatal motorcycle accident, it is so important for the family to immediately contact a personal injury attorney. The charges filed against the driver are just the beginning. In fact, more serious charges could follow.
Typically when someone dies in a traffic accident, the Florida Highway Patrol will produce a “Comprehensive Fatality Accident Report” after their investigation is complete. That report will include the investigator’s conclusions about the facts of the accident and who is at fault. Troopers may then recommend sending the case to the State Attorney’s office to decide whether to file additional criminal charges.
Your attorney should keep track of the traffic investigation and also follow the insurance adjustor’s investigation. Often the insurance investigation depends on gathering different kinds of evidence than the police will gather. Your lawyer understands the difference between both investigations and advocates on behalf of the family.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
When a loved one dies suddenly in a motorcycle accident, usually the survivors are overwhelmed with grief as they try to navigate a very complicated legal process. They’ll have to file a wrongful death claim and also deal with the estate, which likely involves probate court. It can be one of the most stressful legal situations for most families who are still grieving.
The attorneys at Buckman and Buckman, P.A., focus their practice on both wrongful death cases and estate planning. Instead of dealing with several different lawyers and law firms, clients communicate directly with one team of attorneys who represent them in both areas of law.
Personal Injury Protection Insurance: What Your Insurance Company May Not Tell You
If you can’t find the driver who hit and hurt you, you can file your claim with your own insurance company. You don’t have to wait until police track down the missing driver in order to get the compensation you need. Instead your own uninsured motorist (UM) coverage could pay some of the medical bills if you’re put out of work.
Motorcyclists cannot elect to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage on their insurance policies, so they have to rely on the uninsured motorist (UM) or bodily injury (BI) coverage. HOWEVER, if you have a stacked car insurance policy for another vehicle in your household (maybe for your spouse), you can then get Personal Injury Protection from that policy. But again, it gets complicated, so having an attorney fight this fight for you is a good idea because the insurance company won’t tell you how to get the most compensation for your injuries.
Contact Our Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
When a motorist hits and injures a motorcyclist, we refuse to accept the “I didn’t see him” excuse. We also refuse to accept insurance company bias against motorcyclists. At Buckman & Buckman, we will aggressively seek justice for you and your family.
When you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, we understand that timing is important. You can count on us to work as efficiently as possible to resolve your case.
If you are in Sarasota, Bradenton, Manatee, Venice or North Port, contact us today to discuss your case. You will speak directly with your attorney – not a paralegal.
Buckman & Buckman takes on motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. You will pay no fee unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation. Contact a Buckman & Buckman attorney now