Our Fort Lauderdale scooter injury lawyers are ready to help if a scooter accident has left you injured, in pain, not working, and worried about medical bills.
You have the right to pursue financial compensation from the negligent party who caused your scooter accident. We stand ready to protect these rights and recover your damages – whether from an insurance settlement or a court award.
Possible Compensation for a Scooter Accident
The financial compensation – called damages – you could recover for your scooter accident injuries depends on the severity of your injuries. Common injuries from this type of accident include:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Road rash
The type of injury affects required treatments, pain and suffering, and financial outcomes. Your damages are based on the unique losses you suffer from your injury.
Types of Recoverable Damages
We have been representing the rights of the injured people of Florida since 1955. From our experience with personal injury cases, we find that these types of damages could apply to a scooter accident case:
- Past and future medical costs
- Pain medication
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished potential future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
These are just a few examples of the types of financial compensation our lawyers could demand from the at-fault party’s insurance provider – or in a civil trial.
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How Our Law Firm will Work on Your Behalf to Collect Compensation
When you hire our firm to handle your scooter accident case, you benefit from a team of attorneys with decades of experience advocating for clients. We have a strong track record of results, including several multi-million-dollar settlements.
Our staff and attorneys will give you personalized attention as we work to correct the wrongs you have suffered. You can count on us to:
- Investigate your scooter accident and gather evidence
- Identify the at-fault party and establish negligence
- Calculate your full damages
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement
- File a lawsuit in civil court
- Represent you at trial
We handle everything from start to finish, keeping you informed every step of the way, so you can relax and focus on recovering from your scooter accident.
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Investigating the Cause of Your Fort Lauderdale Scooter Accident
Our team will build strong cases using compelling evidence from our investigation and research of your accident and injuries. Toward this end, we will:
- Visit the accident scene
- Obtain the police report
- Review footage from traffic cameras and nearby surveillance cameras
- Study photos
- Talk to witnesses
- Collaborate with accident reconstruction specialists
- Gather your injury-related medical records
- Request wage statements from your employer
To put many of the pieces into context, we could also work with experts in many fields. Medicine, economics, occupational therapy, and psychology professionals could lend their knowledge to your case.
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Establishing the At-Fault Party’s Negligence in Your Scooter Accident Case
Florida law requires that we prove that someone else caused your scooter accident and that negligence played a part in your injuries. This means we must prove the four legal elements of negligence:
Duty of Care
The other party owed you legal responsibility to take reasonable steps to keep you safe. All drivers must operate their vehicles in a manner that keeps others free from harm. Scooter manufacturers must design and produce vehicles safe to drive. Similarly, governments must maintain roads that are safe for scooter travel.
Breach of Duty
If the other party fails to fulfill this legal obligation to you, they have breached their duty of care. Defective handlebars represent a manufacturer’s breach of duty. When a driver fails to yield right of way, they, too, have breached this duty.
The other party’s violation of duty caused the scooter accident that caused your injury. Perhaps the defective handlebars caused your scooter to lean on one side, leading to a crash. Similarly, a driver’s failure to obey the rules of the road could easily have caused your collision.
Your scooter accident injuries resulted in your suffering economic and non-economic losses you could recover through financial compensation.
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How Affordable Is It to Hire a Lawyer for a Scooter Accident?
Some types of injuries can affect you more deeply than you might realize. An injury that keeps you from earning an income could make paying your rent or mortgage hard. This can easily have a ripple effect into the next month and the one that follows.
Consider a situation where you recover from your injury, but the long-lasting effects prevent you from returning to the same type of work you used to do. It could take you a while to find new work, or you could end up having to accept a lesser-paying job. These losses only exacerbate the financial strain of paying a never-ending stream of medical bills.
Our law firm knows that the law is on your side when negligence has caused you to suffer an injury. We accept your case on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we bill you for our legal fees only when our lawyers win your case with a settlement or court award.
Watch Out for the Insurance Companies
You might be so certain of the other party’s fault that you assume their insurance company will treat you fairly. This is a faulty assumption. Insurance companies are a business, and their representatives know how to keep profits healthy by manipulating, intimidating, stalling, misrepresenting, and denying.
Be careful about what you say to the insurance company. They will use your words against you in your efforts to recover compensation.
Finally, by no means should you sign anything the insurance company gives you—especially a settlement agreement. Talk to our lawyers first and let us handle the insurance company. We will protect your rights and fight for a fair settlement.
Florida Has Deadlines for Filing Lawsuits After Scooter Accidents
If the insurance company fails to agree to a fair settlement, we will take your case to trial. Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) give you generally four years after the accident to file a lawsuit. If you lost a family member in a scooter accident, Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) would allow you only around two years to pursue a wrongful death action.
If you plan to sue a government entity, your deadlines could get even shorter.
Our Fort Lauderdale Lawyers are Here After Your Fort Lauderdale Scooter Accident
With everything the scooter accident presented, there is no need to also take on the stress of fighting for your right to financial compensation. Let us do this for you.
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today for a free case evaluation: (954) 476-1000.
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