As Florida’s Biker Lawyer, and a member of the biking community for more than three decades, I’ve spent my career helping bikers who have been hurt in accidents. I own and ride my own motorcycle and I am familiar with the special situations that arise when riding a motorcycle.
Some firms represent one or two bikers a year. At my law firm, my practice is concentrated on helping injured bikers get compensation they need for medical care, loss earnings, and other expenses related to their accident. You can feel confident that my personal and proactive approach to your accident will give you a strong voice and will protect your rights during the recovery process.
I don’t accept the premise that there is a bias against bikers in the legal system or that a biker should receive less than he or she deserves from a settlement or verdict.
Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind and will often work to limit the amount of money they have to pay out to accident victims. Do not talk to the insurance company or sign anything, since you may not know the true value of your case, and may be entitled to a lot more than the company is offering.
Contact Florida's Bike Lawyer for a Free, No-Risk Consultation
After a motorcycle accident that has injured you, or someone you love, contact me, R. David Ayers, Jr, in Winter Park, Florida. Call (407) 628-4871 to schedule a free consultation. If your case is not won or settled, you pay nothing.
An injured motorcyclist, however, under Florida law, is not required to prove any severity of their injury to recover from the at fault party. If the other vehicle is at fault to any degree for the accident causing injury, the injured party is entitled to recover against that at fault driver and/or owner for the motorcyclist’s injuries and damages. If both the vehicle driver and motorcyclist are at fault, the motorcyclist is still entitled to recover to the extent the other driver is at fault.
The injured motorcyclist is entitled to recover for their medical expenses in the past and to be expected in the future, their loss of wages and earning capacity in the past and to be experienced in the future, their pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, lack of capacity for enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement in the past and to be experienced in the future. There is no exact standard to determine the value of a person’s intangible damages of pain and suffering. It depends on what happened and the extent of the injury. Normally, the motorcyclist has no motorcycle insurance to cover their injuries and therefore recovery must be made against the at fault party’s insurance.
However, sometimes there is some medical insurance available to the motorcyclist through other insurances. Motorcycle accidents can result in death, fractured bones requiring surgery, severe lacerations and disfigurement, resulting in a great deal of medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering, that must be recovered from the at fault party’s insurance. These injuries can last a lifetime.
An injured party is also entitled to recover their property damage caused by the at fault driver.
This includes repairing the motorcycle as near as possible to the condition it was in before the accident, or if it costs more to repair it than it is worth than to recover for the total loss of the motorcycle, plus storage, towing or rental while the motorcycle is being repaired or an offer is made on its total loss. There are normally recovered from the at fault driver’s insurance.
Bicycles, Scooters & Pedestrians:
Accidents involving bicyclists and scooters and pedestrians also involve special Florida laws.
Accident victims involving bicyclists, scooters and pedestrians are entitled to recover for their injuries and damages caused by an at fault motorist. Commonly, the injured party is entitled to recover no fault benefits involving medical bills and lost wages, as well as maintain a liability claim against the at fault party’s insurance company for their pain and suffering, lack of capacity for enjoyment of life, mental anguish, scarring and disfigurement in the past and to be experienced in the future.
Mr. Ayers has for 35 years, settled and tried numerous motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian accidents involving injury and death throughout Florida and has been successful in recovering damages for his clients.
Florida's Motorcycle Accident Overview:
Get the Help You Deserve After a Serious Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident that leaves you, or a member of your family, seriously injured, it can be difficult to know what doctor to see, what to say to the insurance company and what money you may be entitled to for your medical treatment and other expenses.
Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you make the right decisions about your case and avoid limiting your possible benefits. You don't want an attorney learning the law on your case or an attorney who doesn't understand the problems that riders face on the road. At the Law Office of R. David Ayers, Jr., P.A. I have more than 35 years of experience and have obtained large settlements and verdicts on behalf of my clients and their families.
I am also an experienced rider who has been a part of the Central Florida motorcycle community for more than three decades. You can trust your case to Florida’s Biker Lawyer, where no case is too tough to be handled correctly. Call 407-628-4871.
Common Issues for You and Your Family to Consider
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your motorcycle accident, you may have a lot to consider regarding your medical care, your motorcycle insurance and your rights under the law. At my firm in Winter Park, Florida, I can help you better understand issues such as:
- What to do after an accident
- What to look for in choosing a motorcycle accident attorney
- How the Law Office of R. David Ayers, Jr., P.A. will handle your motorcycle accident case
- Florida accident laws and statistitcs
- Motorcycle accident injuries
- Accident causes, including failure to yield
- Bike Week accidents
My firm represents clients throughout Florida, including Orlando, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Lakeland, Leesburg, Apopka and Melbourne and everywhere in between.
Insurance companies are in business to make money, which often means limiting the money they pay out to accident victims who deserve proper compensation. If you've been in an accident, don't talk to the insurance company before you talk with me.
Free Consultation in Florida: 407-628-4871
If you've been involved in a catastrophic motorcycle accident in Florida, contact the Florida motorcycle accident law firm of lawyer R. David Ayers, Jr. to speak with me at a free, no-risk consultation. Call 407-628-4871. If your case is not won or settled, you pay nothing