Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle safety and accident recovery in Florida and Georgia
Even if you operate your motorcycle in accordance with the highest safety standards, there is still a chance that a collision with another vehicle will result in serious or catastrophic injuries, or even death. At Gillette Law, P.A., you work with Charles J. Gillette, Jr. — a veteran Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorney with over two decades of experience who can help you investigate the accident to secure the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include mechanical failures, defective road conditions, failure to post warning signs, shifting lanes without signaling and improper passing. No matter who or what is at fault, the result is the same — you or a loved one suffers injury, loss or death. While no amount of money can truly compensate for these losses, a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you secure coverage for your injuries and the other damages you incur.
Who pays for the cost of medical care?
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries that require inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as costs associated with hospital emergency room care. Though the cost of care can be prohibitive, Jacksonville personal injury attorney Charlie Gillette may be able to help you secure appropriate compensation. Ride Smart Florida reports that in 2010:
- The median cost to motorcycle accident victims treated in Florida hospitals was $55,748.
- The median cost of a Florida emergency room visit for motorcycle accident victims was $3,101.
- More than half of all motorcyclist hospitalizations and emergency room visits were not covered by commercial insurance.
Financial recovery for catastrophic injuries
There are several sources of personal injury recovery, some of which include Medicare, Medicaid, self-insurance and commercial insurance. Gillette Law, P.A. can provide you with the legal advice and counsel you need to file a claim with your insurance carrier. If you have been injured in an accident, your ability to file a claim with your own insurance company depends on whether you have elected to purchase uninsured motorist coverage, property damage liability coverage and/or personal injury protection (P.I.P.).
The value of working with an injury attorney
Hiring a motorcycle accident attorney is usually in your best interests. A lawyer can help you take action to secure compensation for an injury or wrongful death fatality. Experienced Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Charlie Gillette can help you exhaust every avenue of financial relief and recovery.
Call a truck accident attorney in Jacksonville today
Gillette Law, P.A. is centrally located to serve clients in Florida and Georgia. The helpful professional staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at other times by appointment. Contact us online or call us at 904-600-4758. If you are unable to visit one of our offices, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room. We offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay on a percentage basis only when we win your case.