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Motorcycle and Bike Accident FAQs

August 10, 2015, on Articles |

Anyone who has ever been involved in a motorcycle or bicycle accident knows that the results of such incidents can be life-changing. The injuries suffered by bikers and motorcyclists during such incidents tend to be quite serious, primarily because the normal safety devices found in automobiles are not available on motorcycles and bicycles. Still, there are ways for cyclists to remain safe while sharing the roadway with larger automobiles and trucks.

Injured cyclists often have many questions and concerns after an accident occurs. The following information provides riders with answers to a few of the most common questions people have after a bike or motorcycle accident. If you have been hurt, you are encouraged to speak with a skilled attorney who can provide you with the most up-to-date information with respect to your specific situation.

How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After My Accident?

Injured individuals should always consult their attorneys to be sure that relevant deadlines are not missed. IFN does not provide legal advice, but it is important for you to keep in mind that, although you may be dealing with a number of accident-related issues, Florida has what is known as a “statute of limitations” with respect to filing a personal injury lawsuit.

The statute of limitations (or the timeframe in which a lawsuit must be filed) in Florida is currently four years from the date the accident occurred. However, there are a few exceptions to that rule that you should discuss with your attorney to ensure your case is handled appropriately. The longer a victim waits after an accident, the harder it can be for him or her to obtain just compensation.

Do I Need an Attorney to Handle My Case?

If you have been hurt, you may be tempted to simply handle your claim on your own without the assistance of an attorney.  However, insurers often make it quite difficult for injured parties to obtain fair compensation. This is because insurance companies are primarily interested in saving as much money as possible, and that can only be done by ensuring that they pay out as little as possible.

If money is tight, the thought of receiving any amount of money sooner rather than later may be enough to entice you to accept the first offer made. However, depending on your injuries and circumstances, the first settlement offer may not be in your best interest. That said, it is important for you to consider other options to accepting a quick settlement that may not be beneficial to you. There are a number of financial options available, but if you’ve tried those and none of them have worked for you, lawsuit loans* may be a possible option that can be used to help you make ends meet until your case is resolved.

What Kinds of Damages am I Entitled to Receive for My Injuries?

Again, while IFN does not provide legal advice and we recommend you consult with an attorney after your bike or motorcycle accident, you undoubtedly will be facing many accident-related expenses without having the means to pay for them. Your attorney will conduct an investigation into the facts of the case and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Such compensation can be used to cover your medical bills, lost wages, physical therapy, rehabilitation and pain and suffering. But waiting for your case to be resolved can take many months or even years.

At Injury Funds Now (IFN), we have helped injured victims for over 10 years. We provide funds that can help you meet your day-to-day requirements while you await a settlement. The application process is fast and easy, and if you are approved, you may be able to obtain your funds as soon as the same day. Call 866-68-FUNDS (38637) or apply online now.

*DISCLAIMER: The term "loan" or "loans," where used to describe lawsuit funding is not an accurate legal or financial definition of the transaction. IT IS NOT A LOAN. The transaction is a non-recourse purchase of a portion of the proceeds of a potential future case award or settlement. A loan is a transaction that always requires repayment. Our lawsuit funding only requires repayment if the plaintiff receives a favorable recovery. If the plaintiff loses their case, they do not repay anything.

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