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Motorcycle Accident Attorney Miami

Injuries stemming from motorcycle accidents tend to be more severe, often resulting in a higher settlement. This usually makes motorcycle accidents entirely different cases than those arising from other motor vehicle collisions due to various legal issues surrounding fault and negligence, including whether the injured party was wearing protective gear. 

Common Reasons for Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crashes can occur for a number of reasons, which could include driver negligence. Negligent acts that may result in an accident include:

  • Swerving in front of a motorcyclist
  • Cutting off a motorcyclist at an intersection
  • Failing to follow posted speed limits
  • Failing to yield appropriately
  • Failing to leave sufficient space between vehicles
  • Failing to observe a motorcyclist changing or entering lanes
  • Neglecting to be appropriately aware of other drivers
  • Driving under the influence

An inability to recognize motorcyclists in traffic including a failure to yield are among the most common causes of motorcycle crashes. These accidents often occur from motor vehicle drivers who do not exercise proper care when making left-hand turns at intersections. Left-turn accidents can be caused by drivers who:

  • Underestimate the motorcyclist’s speed or distance
  • Fail to see the motorcyclist
  • Overreact and stop in the motorcyclist’s path
  • Trust the judgment of another driver, who also fails to see the motorcyclist

Motorcycle Personal Injury Lawyers

Cases of motorcycle accidents fall under the category of personal injury, based on the notion of negligence. This means that your attorney will have to prove that the other driver in the accident was at fault due to a failure of exercising a reasonable standard of care. The motorcycle attorneys at Panter, Panter & Sampedro will conduct an investigation to learn more about the incident, which includes whether the other driver followed traffic laws, paid attention to his or her surroundings, was driving under the influence etc.

It is often difficult for injured motorcycle riders to recover compensation following an accident, especially if they are pursuing the claim without the assistance of a lawyer. In some states, Personal Injury Protection, or PIP, is only required for vehicles with four or more wheels and therefore motorcyclists are not permitted to carry this type of coverage. And even if the motorcyclist owns a car that is covered with PIP insurance, that coverage does not extend to accidents that occur on the motorcycle.

If you are an uninsured motorcyclist who is struggling to pay for costly medical bills, especially an injury that prevents you from working, the attorney’s at Panter, Panter & Sampedro can explain your options for pursuing compensation for your losses.

Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

Motorcycles are inherently dangerous vehicles. But this does not mean that motorcyclists take their own fates into their hands whenever they get on the road. An injured motorcyclist has the same right to demand compensation from a negligent driver as any other motorist.

Working with a qualified motorcycle accident Miami attorney as soon as possible after a crash could help to ensure the injured party does not miss the deadline to file a lawsuit set by Florida’s statute of limitations. 

According to the Florida Statute §95.11, plaintiffs in a personal injury claim involving negligence, generally have four years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit in court. A failure to meet this deadline for a motorcycle accident could lead to a defendant moving for a dismissal of the claim.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Miami Herald reported that Florida leads the nation in total annual fatal motorcycle accidents, with South Florida, including Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County and Broward County being overrepresented among serious crashes. According to the US Department of Transportation, there are more than 600,000 motorcycle’s registered in the state of Florida. Unfortunately, our roads are simply not safe for motorcyclists all too often.

According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, over 9,000 motorcycle crashes were recorded in Florida in 2018. Of those, 85% resulted in reported injuries and around 55% of those accidents included a driver under the influence of alcohol.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro Has Represented Victims of Motorcycle Accidents For Over 30 Years

If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a motorcycle accident, we can help you. Our firm has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of $100 million for our clients. Call us now at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION with our experienced South Florida injury lawyers.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers work with a variety of experts who assist them in investigation, accident reconstruction, crashworthiness testing, and obtaining and reviewing witness testimony to vigorously pursue all liable parties and maximize compensation for our client, especially if alcohol was involved.

We are also sensitive to the fact that people who have been injured need more than just legal help. Because of that, we make a strong effort to provide support and assistance in other ways. We have an on-staff critical care nurse to evaluate motorcycle accident injuries and to arrange for the best medical care available. We encourage questions and respond to concerns promptly. Likewise, we keep clients fully informed and involved throughout the process.

Lastly, putting together a clear, compelling story of what happened and why takes hard work and thorough preparation. Our dedication to practicing this way has produced proven results in previous bike accident injury cases and has led to many referrals from other lawyers and medical professionals in Florida. All motorcycle accidents are taken on a contingency basis; you pay no fees unless we make a recovery for you. If you’ve been seriously injured in a bike crash or have a family member who has suffered a closed head injury as the result of a motorcycle wreck, call our Miami law office at 305-662-6178 for a FREE CONSULTATION.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Panter, Panter & Sampedro is among the leading personal injury law firms in South Florida. For more than 30 years, our Board Certified trial attorneys have represented individuals injured by negligent parties in cases of significant size and complexity across various practice areas.

    We are a different kind of law firm, with the legal skill and expertise needed to serve our clients, and an unwavering dedication to family values.

    We believe our success, both inside and outside the courtroom, is defined by what we care about — it’s that simple. Panter, Panter & Sampedro is an award-winning personal injury law firm — but more than that — it is a group of people that genuinely cares about protecting the rights of individuals suffering as a result of wrongdoing and negligence.

  • With a track record of success in working closely with each client, our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of accident victims and their families over the course of three decades. We guide our clients through the entire legal proceedings, from filing the initial complaint to assisting with the proper distribution of funds once compensation is awarded.

    Our vast trial experience includes substantial verdicts and settlements in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slip-and-fall, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and more.

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro’s proven team of civil trial lawyers are relied upon by the Miami and South Florida community to protect their rights and ensure justice is served by securing the best verdicts and recoveries possible.

    When our firm takes on a personal injury claim, we aggressively represent our clients and fight for the maximum compensation under the law. Rest assured that no matter how difficult the case, we are prepared to serve as your most ardent legal advocates and welcome the opportunity to hold the culpable parties accountable.  

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro proudly serves residents throughout South Florida — including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

  • No recovery, no fees.

    We believe that everyone, regardless of their financial status, should have access to sound legal counsel as they exercise their right to pursue justice and redress any harm or wrongdoing.

    At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, all our services are offered on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that any payment to the firm completely depends on whether our efforts result in a financial recovery for our client.

    Any lawyer’s fees for representing the client will be deducted from the final personal injury settlement in the client’s case or from the damages awarded after a favorable verdict, in the event that the client’s case goes to trial.

    In general, attorneys can receive up to one-third of the gross amount of a pre-suit settlement or 40% of the gross settlement recovery once a Defendant files an answer to a lawsuit. These rules are regulated by the Florida Bar, and the following summarizes our contingency fee policy:

    • Client enters into an agreement granting legal authority to the firm to represent the client in exchange for attorneys fees paid in the form of a percentage of the total recovery.
    • The firm assumes all up-front financial costs and risk associated with litigating the case. All of these expenses are paid by the firm, and are only repaid if a recovery is won.
    • The client pays no fees whatsoever, hourly or otherwise.
    • The firm’s contingency fee percentage varies based on the type of case, level of complexity, and the foreseeable resources required to litigate it properly.
    • Every case is unique, but the contingency fee percentage is always clearly agreed upon by both parties and documented in writing upon retaining our services.
  • We can. Call 305-662-6178 or submit a request for your FREE CONSULTATION to speak directly with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. We will review your case at no charge. To learn more about personal injury, please read below.

    Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.

    Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.

    Personal injury cases can involve:

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