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I was injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, but I wasn’t wearing a helmet. Can I still recover damages from the other driver?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Yes, assuming the other driver was at fault for causing the crash or negligent and causing the underlying crash, yes, you can certainly make a claim and a recovery, even if you didn’t have a helmet on. Now, your claim or your recovery could be reduced by your comparative negligence for not having a… Read More »

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Should I provide statements to my insurance company and the insurance company of the driver who hit me?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

After you’ve been the victim of a motor vehicle accident, you’re going to have a responsibility to speak with your insurance company, and that may even include providing them with a statement. That’s going to be embedded or included within the contract you have with your insurance company. However, with respect to the insurance… Read More »

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What are some common motorcycle accident injuries?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Every body part can potentially be injured in a motorcycle accident. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. When one is operating a motorcycle or even a bicycle, they don’t have that shell around them like you do when you’re inside a motor vehicle. From my experience, I have seen catastrophic upper extremity and lower extremity… Read More »

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What must I prove in order to win my Florida motorcycle accident case?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

Negligence on the other party, meaning that the other party or the motorist, the driver of the car failed to use reasonable care in the operation of their motor vehicle and causing the crash. Then you need to prove that the negligence of the defendant driver was the legal cause, the direct cause, or… Read More »

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Who can be held responsible in Florida for injuries or death to motorcycle operators and passengers?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash that caused the crash. He or she can be held responsible. The owner of the vehicle that that person was driving, the employer of that person. Potentially the manufacturer of the vehicle that was involved in the crash if there’s a defect in the… Read More »

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Will it cost me any money to bring a Florida motorcycle accident case?

By Scott Smith Injury Law |

It all depends on the relationship that you established with whatever lawyer you hire after the accident. However, typically, in the State of Florida, most personal injury lawyers, including myself, operate on what’s called a contingency fee agreement or contingency fee basis, meaning, upfront, we ask for no money, whether it be for costs… Read More »

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