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How Do I Prove I Am Not Responsible for My Motorcycle Accident in Florida?

The largest factor in proving fault in any vehicular accident is proving negligence. This typically occurs when someone is not acting reasonably as others would in the same situation. Some examples of this are where the other driver was distracted, broke the laws of the road, or were otherwise driving unsafely. 

We’ll explain what you can expect after a Florida motorcycle accident, how to prove fault after an accident and why proving fault matters.

 

What You Can Expect After a Florida Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accident injuries can appear several days after an accident or even a few weeks. Don’t ignore any symptoms during this time. It’s a good idea to see your doctor for a quick evaluation.

 

How to Prove Fault After an Accident

If you discover you have serious injuries following an accident, that’s when you’ll need to prove fault. The injury victim who files the lawsuit is the one who must prove negligence in a case. That means that if the other party files a lawsuit against you, that other party must prove negligence.

When proving negligence, you’ll look to show that the other driver was not acting reasonably. Some examples of this are when the other driver: 

  • Was distracted and not paying full attention to the road and changing conditions. This might be due to an electronic device, eating, or a variety of other types of distractions.
  • Failed to drive safely. Some examples of this include speeding, failing to signal, not providing enough space between themselves and the car in front of them, running a stoplight, or a variety of other scenarios.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Failing to wear required prescription lenses when driving.
  • Turning suddenly and creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Proving the other driver was negligent can sometimes be challenging. A lot of times in order to prove negligence we look at vehicular damage, marks on the road, or witness accounts to show that the other driver was at fault for the accident.

 

Why Proving Fault Matters

Without proving fault in a Florida motorcycle accident, you’ll struggle to obtain a personal injury settlement for serious injuries. This would mean you either have to pay for the medical bills personally or live with the medical conditions and ailments.

If you’ve been seriously hurt in a Florida motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys at Goldman & Daszkal. We’ll guide you through the process of proving fault and getting back to good health.

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