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Proving Liability After a Florida Motorcycle Crash Isn’t Easy

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Florida is uniquely prone to motorcycle crash and is among the states with the highest amount of motorcycle collisions.

Proving Liability After a Florida Motorcycle Crash

Unfortunately, proving liability for a motorcycle accident case is challenging. Many insurance companies and courts have unfair biases toward motorcyclists, seeing them as risk-takers. That doesn’t mean this is a lost cause. 

With the help of a Florida motorcycle attorney, you can prove liability. Liable parties may include: 

  • The other driver
  • The motorcycle manufacturer
  • The institution responsible for road maintenance 

If you’re taking the negligence route, you must prove that the liable party owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty. You must then prove that this breach was the direct cause of your injury and that you suffered damages for it.

Critical Evidence You Need To Prove Liability 

To prove liability, you need sufficient evidence that the guilty party practiced negligence or misconduct that caused the accident. The more evidence you have, the better your chances of collecting compensation.

Contact a law firm to help you gather and evaluate evidence.

Police Reports

Call the police immediately after a motorcycle crash. Their report is vital to your case, as it will contain information about the following:

  • Traffic and weather conditions
  • Speeds of the vehicles involved
  • Roadway debris
  • Injuries
  • Law breaking that contributed to the crash

While obtaining your police report is easy enough, knowing what to do with it requires an experienced motorcycle crash lawyer.

Statements From Eyewitnesses

A statement from a neutral witness helps your case significantly. Collect the contact information of anyone who saw the accident take place and can confidently report what they saw.

The witness should make their statement as soon as possible to ensure the memory of the accident is still fresh. 

Photos and Videos

Take photos and videos of the property damage after the accident, or have someone else do it for you. 

This objective evidence provides a visual of the destruction the accident caused. Taking pictures of the accident scene is also a good move. Surveillance footage of the accident is another great resource if it’s available to you. 

Medical Records

You likely sustain serious injuries when you’re involved in a motorcycle crash. Seek medical treatment as soon as possible after your accident. Your medical records will prove the severity of the injuries you suffered and the medical bills you had to pay. 

How Our Attorneys Help You Collect Evidence

If you aren’t sure how to access this critical evidence, a Florida motorcycle accident attorney can help you. 

Your attorney will collect any medical or police records, interview witnesses, and analyze surveillance footage. Your attorney can compare all available evidence to check for inconsistencies or missed details.

An attorney may also acquire the phone records of the guilty party if you need to prove they were on their phone when the crash occurred. Similarly, if you want to prove the manufacturer of your motorcycle is negligent, they can gain access to maintenance records.

A Florida motorcycle attorney assists injured motorcyclists by obtaining fair compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, and more. 

Need to Prove Liability For a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Experienced Attorneys in Florida

Proving liability after a motorcycle crash is no easy feat; you need a Florida motorcycle accident attorney on your side. The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A., will help you gather the necessary evidence to pursue compensation. 

Start with a consultation by calling 239-977-8805 today. 

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