Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

The motorcycle accident lawyers at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys have worked for decades to help bikers receive fair recovery when they’re victims on the road. When you’re hurt because of another driver, we can help you get the fair recovery that you and your family need.

We’re motorcycle enthusiasts, and we want to fight for your rights. Let our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys review the facts in your case and explain how we can help you pursue your claim.

Rights of Florida Motorcyclists

Sarasota is a great place to ride a motorcycle. Florida motorcycle drivers have the right to full use of the roads. They have the same protections and legal rights as all other drivers. When a driver or passenger is hurt on a motorcycle, they may have the right to recover from the responsible driver.

Florida motorcyclists have the protection of Florida law when they’re injured because of a careless or reckless driver. Florida law 320.01 classifies motorcycles as motor vehicles. The law gives motorcyclists the same standing as all other motorists on the roads.

What Should I Do to Recover for My Motorcycle Accident?

The first step in seeking recovery after a motorcycle accident is timely medical attention. Tending to your physical injuries in the immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident is crucial to your health and well being. You also need to document that you have physical injuries because of the crash.

Once you or someone on your behalf can do so, it’s essential to call a Sarasota motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. When you call us, our legal professionals jump into action to investigate your claim and take the proper steps to achieve a recovery.

What’s the Process to Bring a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Your case begins with our investigation. We evaluate your claim to determine if you have legal standing to recover from your motorcycle accident. It’s important to us that you understand the approximate value of your claim. Our team reviews the claims process with you. We want you to understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case and what to expect at each stage in the legal proceedings.

The next step in your claim is filing your legal documents. Our professionals prepare a summons and complaint. The summons and complaint state your cause of action and notifies the other party about the case. After we file your paperwork in court, we formally serve the court papers on the other party, so they’re aware of the proceedings.

As we file your case and while your case is pending, we work to prepare the evidence and the legal strategies that you need to win your claim. You might work with medical experts who can explain your injuries and long-term outlook. There might be accident experts who can shed light on how the accident occurred. Our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys work with you to gather the documentation that you need to prove your losses. We’re happy to answer your questions and collaborate with you as we work together to pursue your rights.

Will My Motorcycle Accident Case Go to Trial?

While your case waits for trial, we have the opportunity to negotiate a settlement with the other side. Through formal and informal proceedings, we have the chance to discuss the issues in the case and work towards a resolution that both sides can agree on. Most of the time, they acknowledge the strength of our case and offer an acceptable settlement.

Other times, we need to go to trial to get you the compensation that you deserve. We give you the information that you need to make an informed decision about the case. You’re the one who decides whether to accept a settlement or take your case to trial. It’s our goal to give you the information that you need to make the right decision for you.

What Can I Recover in a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Sarasota?

Your damages depend on your financial losses as well as your intangible losses like emotional suffering. The goal is to make up for all of your financial losses and provide an extra amount to compensate you for your pain and suffering. Types of damages that you may recover in a motorcycle accident claim in Sarasota include:

  • Ambulance Rides
  • Emergency room care
  • Emergency surgery
  • Follow-up care including additional operations 
  • Doctor visits 
  • Specialist care 
  • Testing like x-rays, blood work, and other tests 
  • Casts and splints 
  • Crutches and wheelchairs 
  • Compensation for missed work 
  • Compensation for a changed career course 
  • Costs of child care 
  • Personal nursing care 
  • Help with errands or caring for your home 
  • Travel to medical appointments 
  • Property damage 
  • Counseling and psychological treatment 
  • Mental distress 
  • Emotional suffering 
  • Compensation for physical pain 

The skilled legal team at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys can help you evaluate your claim to make sure that you include all of the types of damages that you may deserve. It can be easy to overlook categories of damages that can increase the value of your claim. Our team can work with you to identify your damages and gather the documentation that you need to prove your claim.

Free Consultations and Straightforward Fee Agreements

We want you to understand your rights. That’s why we offer free consultations for Sarasota motorcycle accident victims. If you hire us, there’s no fee for our services unless we win. We don’t charge you a penny until you have a check in your hands. Our fee agreements are easy to understand. We want you to have confidence in our fees as well as in our legal services.

Working with Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys

When you work with us, we want you to know that you have a team of professionals fighting for you. At each stage in the case, you have a trained and experienced team to strategize and handle the legal work on your behalf. You can focus on your recovery as we pursue fair compensation for you.

Your case matters to us. Your future matters to us. Expect us to go the extra mile as we fight for justice to you.

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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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