Motorcycle Accident Litigation For Injured Bikers On The Florida West Coast
Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
After a motorcycle accident, you many ask yourself, "Should I hire an attorney?" Maybe you are thinking, "No, I can work a fair settlement with the driver's insurance company."
Here's why anyone should think twice about going it alone
Motorcycle accident cases are complicated and are rife with pitfalls. Many inexperienced people sign innocent-looking releases and give away their lawful and precious rights to be compensated on future medical and other bills, even though some injuries take months to appear and can last a lifetime. Under strong pressure to settle, the unknowing rider may make big mistakes about their injury claims, damage claims, lost wages, or the right to go to court for settlement.
An experienced attorney will put your mind at ease and obtain a fair settlement of claims by…
- Investigating the accident.
- Managing all paperwork.
- Dealing with all complex legal issues.
- Communicating with insurance company representatives.
- Handling damage claims.
- Evaluating injuries.
Hire The Lawyer That Rides
Marc Falco has ridden motorcycles for many years. He has his motorcycle endorsement with the State of Florida and personally enjoys riding his 1994 custom Harley Davidson Fat Boy and 2009 custom Street Glide. Beginning in 2008, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle requires that all riders obtaining their motorcycle endorsement must take an approved motorcycle safety course. These are held in most cities in Florida and can be found on the Internet or through the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle website (flhsmv.gov). These courses typically occur over the weekend and are really helpful for the beginning ride.
From offices located close to the courthouse on Main Street in Sarasota, FalcoLaw provides legal representation for clients in Manatee County and Sarasota County, as well as communities throughout the Florida west coast region. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays. Call us at 941-955-9585 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with Sarasota motorcycle accident lawyer Marc Falco today. After hours, you may call 941-518-6064.
Additionally, it is important to keep in mind that motorcycles do not have No-Fault, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance in Florida. It is well worth the expense, when obtaining insurance for your motorcycle, to pay for Medical Payment coverage to cover you if you should be injured in a crash or accident. Since your uninsured motorist coverage for your motor vehicle (if you have it!) usually does not cover you while you are riding your motorcycle, it is important that you confirm it does, or pay for and obtain uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage for your motorcycle. There are many uninsured motorists on the roads of Florida, especially with the bad economy, and it is important to protect yourself.
Once again, if you are involved in a motorcycle crash or accident and have suffered injuries, contact us at FalcoLaw. Let our experience in both handling these types of cases, as well as being a fellow rider, work for you on your personal injury claim. As always, we will evaluate your case for free and you will not pay us any fees or costs unless we recover money for you. There are statutes of limitations that may apply, so it is best to talk to a qualified injury attorney as soon as possible to determine if you have a valid claim.
Learn more at the American Motorcyclist Association website
Call our offices in Sarasota at 941-955-9585 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation. After hours, you may call 941-518-6064.