Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? An experienced Melbourne motorcycle accident lawyer can help if the accident wasn’t your fault. At Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, we have the skills to help you recover full compensation. Contact us at (321) 334-3929.

Between us, our lawyers have over 75 years of experience in personal injury law. We’ve already used our skills, knowledge, and resources to recover tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We know the stakes are high if you were injured in an accident and we are prepared to fight for you.

Contact our law offices in Melbourne, Florida, to schedule a free consultation with our Law Firm.

Why Trust Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law for Help After a Motorcycle Accident in Melbourne, FL?

Why Trust Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law for Help After a Motorcycle Accident in Melbourne, FL?

Life can feel very uncertain if you’ve recently been injured in an accident. You’re already looking at steep medical bills. You may be unable to work–and you may be wondering whether you’ll ever be able to earn a living again.

An experienced personal injury lawyer at Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law can help. When times are tough for our clients, we jump in to help. We take an aggressive and detail-oriented approach in every case we take on.  

Our approach works–and you can tell by our case results.

When you trust our Melbourne, FL law firm with your case, expect us to:

  • Carefully investigate to determine the cause of the crash
  • Work with accident reconstruction specialists and other experts to build your case
  • Evaluate all legal options for recovering full compensation
  • Be ready with your defense when the at-fault party blames you for the crash
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies and defense lawyers for a fair deal

Don’t take our word for it. Call our Melbourne personal motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation to hear more about how we can help.

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Florida?

Motorcycle crashes are extremely common in Florida. They’re also incredibly dangerous.

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) released preliminary data on crashes that occurred in 2023. According to that data, 9,244 motorcycle accidents were reported statewide. Unfortunately, 574 motorcyclists were killed.

316 motorcycle wrecks were reported in Brevard County alone during 2023. 21 motorcyclists were killed in those accidents.

In 2021, 8,649 motorcycle crashes were reported statewide. 621 motorcycle riders and passengers were killed. 7,397 victims were injured–and over 2,000 of those injuries were classified as “incapacitating”. In the end, about 92% of all motorcycle accidents in 2021 caused at least one injury or fatality. 

What Is My Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

Compensation in a personal injury case should make the victim whole again. As a result, your case value should account for all of the losses you’ve experienced. While that may sound simple, in reality, calculating your case value is often one of the more complicated elements of a personal injury claim. It’s also incredibly important. 

If you don’t understand your case value, it’s very likely that you’ll walk away with less than you deserve–because the insurance company does know how much you deserve. And they’ll work hard to pay less.

When your lawyer assesses your case value, they’ll consider many different issues, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Your prognosis for making a full recovery
  • How long it’ll take to get back on your feet again
  • Your medical treatment costs to date
  • Whether your doctor expects you to need ongoing medical care
  • How a long-term disability will impact your future earning capacity
  • Damage to your quality of life, lifestyle, and ability to enjoy life
  • Personal injury protection coverage limits
  • Florida’s laws on shared fault

You deserve a lawyer who will take the time to carefully evaluate these and other factors. At Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, recovering the maximum available compensation is our top priority. We can offer more details about your case value in a free consultation, so call our law firm in Melbourne today.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims in Melbourne?

Damages is the legal term for the losses you’ve suffered because of the accident and injury.  Under Florida personal injury laws, damages are classified based on whether they represent economic or non-economic losses.

Your economic damages might include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation 
  • In-home assistance and nursing care
  • Property damage
  • Out-of-pocket costs, including transportation costs

Non-economic damages compensate for the physical and emotional costs you’ve incurred.  They compensate for things that money really can’t buy.

Common types of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Physical disfigurement or scarring
  • Loss of consortium

Because these losses are based on your subjective experiences, they’re much harder to prove.  In particularly serious cases, our lawyers often call on experts and specialists who can help establish the value of your “pain and suffering damages”.

What Should I Do if I’m Being Blamed for Contributing to the Cause of a Motorcycle Accident in Florida?

Insurance companies love to blame motorcycle riders for their own injuries. Although it’s not fair, motorcyclists have a reputation for being more reckless than drivers in passenger vehicles. If you were injured while riding a motorcycle, you should expect to be blamed.  Don’t panic when it happens.

You only lose your right under Florida’s modified comparative negligence law if you were more than 50% responsible for the crash. If your share of fault is less than 51%, however, your settlement or verdict will be reduced to account for your share of fault.  

Calling an experienced lawyer is the best thing you can do if you’re being blamed. Our lawyers see this “blame the victim”  insurance tactic every day–because insurance companies know that it often works. Unfortunately, without a lawyer, many victims find it tough to fight back.

Our Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Will Fight to Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of serious brain damage and death in a motorcycle wreck.  Your helmet can’t prevent all injuries.

At Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law, our attorneys in Melbourne often represent injured motorcyclists who have suffered:

  • Broken bones and other crushing injuries
  • Degloving injuries
  • Internal bleeding and bruising
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries

Unfortunately, many motorcycle riders are killed in traffic accidents. Our lawyers can help your family seek full compensation for wrongful death if your loved one was killed in a fatal crash.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Melbourne, Florida?

Car accidents involving motorcyclists often happen because of:

  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way to motorcyclists
  • Tailgating 
  • Speeding and other traffic violations
  • Aggressive driving and road rage
  • Dangerous left-hand turns
  • Weaving between lanes
  • Lane splitting
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Racing through intersections
  • Drunk driving
  • Drug use
  • Fatigued drivers
  • Dangerous road conditions

Motorcyclists aren’t always blameless. Even with a proper motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license, motorcyclists are only human. If you do share some blame, it’s even more important to identify other factors that played a role in the crash. That’s the only way to protect your right to recover the compensation you deserve.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Motorcycle Wreck in Florida? 

To recover compensation after a crash in Florida, you’ll probably have to prove that another driver was negligent.

There are four elements to negligence:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages 

All drivers have a legal duty to obey traffic laws and exercise reasonable caution behind the wheel. 

However, you then must prove that the driver made some type of error to establish the “breach” element. You’ll also have to prove that it was the at-fault driver’s mistake that caused the accident. Finally, you’ll have to establish the value of the damages or losses you suffered as a result.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Motorcycle Accident Under Florida Law?

After an accident, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida. The two-year statute of limitations starts to run on the day the accident happens. If you don’t take legal action by the deadline, you lose your right to sue for damages.  

Contact a Skilled Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident in Melbourne, FL, our legal team at Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law is here to help. An experienced Melbourne motorcycle accident lawyer can handle all of the legal issues on your behalf. Give us a call today to schedule your free case review to learn more.

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