Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At HD Law Partners, we represent the underdogs in motorcycle accident liability cases. Unfortunately, because of the bias against motorcycles and their drivers, injured motorcyclists are often treated with minimal regard during motorcycle accident cases. “The operator knew the risks before getting on the bike,” “He should have been wearing a helmet,” and “She should have made herself more visible,” are all common defenses used by insurance companies and their clients in motorcycle accident cases.
At HD Law Partners, we understand how devastating a motorcycle accident can be in both the physical and financial sense. Because of a motorcycle’s small frame, even what would have been a fender bender can result in debilitating injuries, extensive medical bills, and the need for ongoing therapy. Combine those expenses with lost wages and the accident victim may find him or herself in a dire financial situation within a month or two of the incident.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another person’s or entity’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for the resulting damages. Though Florida law provides a way for you to recover compensation, the path to recovery is not likely to be easy. The defendant’s attorney is likely to bring up a number of arguments about what you could have and should have done differently, and why his or her client should not be held liable. Our Bradenton motorcycle accident attorneys are familiar with these tactics and will build a case that anticipates their deployment. When we enter negotiations, we will be well-prepared with a case that both refutes the defense’s points and argues your own.
Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims Recover Damages Since 2015
Motorcycle accident claims are difficult to prove, as there are a lot of preconceived notions regarding bikers and the safety of their equipment. Opposing attorneys may try to paint the plaintiff as reckless or careless, and may even resort to extreme measures to convince the decision makers that the biker was somehow responsible for his or her own accident. Our team at HD Law Partners combats these tactics by remaining professional, by investigating the accident in-depth, and by showing up to both negotiations and trial prepared with actual evidence to refute common defense strategies. Some such defense strategies that the defense may try to use include the following:
- Clothing: The defense might try to argue that you were not wearing appropriate gear at the time of the incident. If riding at night, the defense may try to claim that you were wearing dark clothing that rendered you virtually invisible.
- Equipment: The defense will check to see if your bike was modified to the point that it created a hazard to you and others on the road.
- Operator Error: The defense may also try to claim that you were partially responsible for the accident because you were speeding or riding through traffic. It may try to create the impression that you could have reacted in a way that would have prevented the ensuing damage.
The defense will try to do everything in its power to ensure that the “more likely than not” standard cannot be met. Our job is to build a case so solid that even if the defense does try to poke holes in it, the deciding party will still cast most of its doubt its way.
Contact a Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you have an uphill legal battle ahead of you. Our team can lessen your burden by helping you build a viable and successful defense. Call HD Law Partners today to schedule your free consultation.