Miami Motorcycle Maneuverability Accidents
Many motorcycle crashes in Miami and Florida are caused by maneuverability issues. For example, a driver may assume that a rider and their bike can get out of the way or a manufacturer may install a defective part to improve a motorcycle’s maneuverability. In both cases, you may have a legal claim to seek compensation for your losses.
To find out whether you have a claim, you can always contact Flaxman Law Group for a free appointment. We would be happy to explore your legal options with you.What To Do If You Have Been In A Maneuverability Accident In Miami Or Your Community
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by maneuverability issues, there are several things you will need to do:
1) Get prompt medical attention. Since motorcyclists have few layers of protection, you may be rushed to hospital with serious injuries if you are in a motorcycle crash. Even if you seem fine after motorcycle accident, it is very important to get a medical evaluation as soon as possible following the accident. The reality is that motorcycle accidents often do result in head trauma, soft tissue injuries, and other injuries that can be difficult to detect. You may feel fine but still have sustained a serious or even life-threatening head injury. Always get a thorough medical evaluation by a qualified medical professional.
2) Gather documentation. As soon as you are able to after the accident, start documenting evidence in your case. Exchange insurance information and contact information with any other drivers involved, get the contact information of any witnesses, take photos of the accident scene, get a copy of any police or medical reports related to your case, keep a journal of your injuries and keep receipts related to any expenses that you may have as a result of your accident. The more information you have, the easier it is to negotiate with insurance carriers or to file a claim in order to advocate for fair compensation in your case.
3) Report the accident. If you suspect that the other driver involved in your accident was drunk or if you suspect that your motorcycle accident was caused by someone's violation of driving laws, be sure to contact the police. You will also want to contact the police if the accident was serious and lead to serious injury or fatality. No matter how serious the accident was, you will want to report the incident to the insurance company to start the claims process.
4) Seek legal advice. Before you make any final decisions in your case and before you sign any insurance documents or accept any settlement offers, you will want to get legal advice about your situation to ensure that you explore all your options for getting compensation. A personal injury attorney in your community can help you understand how much your injuries are likely to cost and what a fair settlement for you should look like.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident or traffic accident anywhere in South Florida, contact the attorneys at Flaxman Law Group and we will be pleased to offer you a free consultation so that we can answer your questions and help you review your options and rights.