Miramar Beach Scooter Accident Attorneys
Scooters are growing in popularity year over year across the United States, and Miramar Beach is no exception. There are plenty of great reasons to rely on micro-mobility solutions to get around a city or a beach town like ours, but there are several risks that come along with this option that we are only now beginning to understand. For starters, many drivers are not accustomed to checking for scooters before committing to a maneuver, which can put scooter riders in harm’s way as they obey the traffic rules and go about their day. A collision between a scooter and a motor vehicle can be catastrophic for the scooter rider since there is no structural protection afforded by the scooter itself. Finally, many riders do not use a helmet — especially when using a rental scooter.
After an accident that someone else causes, a victim may have the right to seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, which typically begins with an insurance claim with the driver’s auto insurance. Initiating these claims is a relatively straightforward process, which is why many people fail to recognize the importance of working with an attorney from the start. If you initiate your claim with legal support, you will be able to avoid many of the pitfalls and errors that lead people to settle for far less than what they are rightfully entitled to.
Contact Fasig | Brooks To Connect With a Scooter Accident Lawyer Today
Our personal injury law firm offers a free initial consultation for victims of scooter accidents, and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you today. During your initial consultation, we will be able to go through the many details of your situation that make it unique and help you understand how we can support you through this difficult time. You deserve more than what the insurance company is likely to offer, and we are here to fight for the money you are rightfully owed.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about your situation from a legal context and to learn about how you can benefit from partnering with a scooter accident lawyer in Miramar Beach. Read more below about scooter accidents, and contact us now to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions About Scooter Accidents
The following are just a few of the many questions that personal injury attorneys often answer during their initial consultations with potential clients. We encourage you to ask these questions during your consultation, as the answers below are not meant to be taken as legal advice and should only give you a sense of how an attorney might answer the question as it pertains to your unique experience.
Do I need to work with an attorney to get a fair settlement?
You are not under any obligation to work with an attorney, but the reality is that you will likely enjoy many benefits from the decision to do so. Personal injury attorneys have dedicated their lives to learning tort law and navigating countless clients’ complex insurance claims processes. However, trying to manage this undertaking on your own can be overwhelming even in the best situations. When you are trying to recover from serious injuries, it can feel impossible.
Will I need to go to trial?
There is no easy way to answer this question. Still, in many cases, a personal injury attorney will work towards an out-of-court settlement before deciding even to file a lawsuit. This is because settlements can avoid being left up to the mercy of the courts. Waiting for a court date can set a case back months or more, and when a judge or jury decides your case, you relinquish control over the situation. In addition, many insurance companies prefer to settle because the details of the incident (and the settlement amount) are not made public. Still, the resolution of a trial will be made public.
Should I accept the insurance company’s first offer?
We strongly encourage you to speak with an attorney before accepting any offer from an insurer or anyone else associated with the at-fault party. This offer is likely far less than what you are owed, and a lawyer will be able to go through the offer letter and help you understand your options more clearly. In addition, trying to interpret the complex legal documents that come along with this offer can be confusing for anyone, and insurers leverage this complexity to maneuver towards a settlement that saves them as much as possible.
How much is my scooter accident case worth?
To determine how much you are rightfully owed following a scooter accident in Miramar Beach, your lawyer will need to go through an in-depth investigation that accounts for a wide range of damages that go beyond your medical bills and lost wages. Insurance adjusters will try to get through their claims investigation as quickly as possible while avoiding addressing damages like the many non-economic damages you have likely endured — such as the pain and suffering of your injuries and the emotional impacts of going through such a traumatic event.
How long will it take to get compensated for my accident?
Many variables dictate how long it takes to settle or resolve a personal injury claim, starting with how clear it is that the other party did or did not cause the accident. Once fault is established, your lawyer will need to work to close the gap between their calculations and the insurance company’s first offer, which may be significantly different. Your lawyer will often try to settle your case without needing to file a lawsuit in the Florida courts. Still, particular instances warrant a lawsuit and a push for a trial, such as a possibility that a judge or jury may award you punitive damages. To get a general understanding of what you could expect at the end of your case, contact us now to connect with an attorney in your area.