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How Long Is It Too Long To See The Doctor After A Motorcycle Accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Everyone should seek medical care from a hospital or a doctor of their choice immediately after a motorcycle accident, because the injuries are almost always much worse than for car accidents. They should find out exactly what their injuries are and begin documenting them as soon as possible, so attorney can use that information… Read More »

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Are Insurance Companies On The Victim’s Side?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Insurance companies are in business to make a profit, and they are not out to pay top dollar for the victim’s injuries, so they are never on the victim’s side. It’s their business to settle the claim for as little as possible to maximize profits and to make sure their shareholders and corporate executives… Read More »

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Would The Courts Hate Someone Because They Are A Motorcyclist?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

People are entitled to drive, ride or do whatever they want in the State of Florida as long as they were of legal age and as long as they had a proper Florida driver’s license; if someone is hurt in an accident, then people look at the person’s injuries, the facts surrounding the accident… Read More »

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Would It Make A Difference To The Case Whether Or Not The Person Wore A Helmet?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Wearing a helmet is obviously a very smart thing to do while riding a motorcycle; someone not wearing one could hurt a lot more and possible even die without one when they have an accident. If someone is riding a motorcycle, they should use every means necessary to protect themselves, just as they would… Read More »

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What Are The Worst Kind Of Motorcycle Injuries?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The worst types of motorcycle injuries are the same as for any other type of accident; the worst, obviously, is death, but right behind that is catastrophic injury, which is an injury in which someone was paralyzed or badly hurt in a way that will affect them for the rest of their life, or… Read More »

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What is the First Step To Take After A Motorcycle Accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

After the motorcycle accident, the first thing to do would be to seek medical treatment immediately, and then they should find an attorney to represent them and help them navigate the system. They should document all of the damages sustained, to both them and their motorcycle, through photographs of everything, including the accident scene,… Read More »

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Can I Be Compensated For Injuries That Don’t Allow Me To Work The Same Type Of Job Again?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

If someone is unable to do the same kind of work after the accident that they did before, the attorney will document that, along with the assistance of doctors, medical records, and possibly vocational and economic experts to demonstrate the impact of the new job on their wages over their lifetime. Everything will be… Read More »

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How Do Motorcycle Accidents Typically Happen?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Motorcycle accidents typically happen because the drivers of the cars are not paying attention, often because they’re texting or talking on their phone or listening to the radio. Sometimes, they happen because a driver failed to activate their turn signals or their lights or they swerved into another lane. In short, motorcycle accidents happen… Read More »

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What Are the Biggest Misconceptions that People Have About Motorcycle Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding motorcycle accidents is that people think that just because they get involved in a motorcycle accident, that no-fault insurance benefits apply. No-fault insurance benefits are those benefits that people have that pay up to $10,000 of medical bills and they pay lost wages as well. They actually pay… Read More »

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What Are The Florida Traffic Laws Regarding Drivers Of Motor Vehicles In Relation To Bicyclists?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: Although this list is not comprehensive, some of the Florida traffic laws applying to drivers of motor vehicles in relation to bicyclists are the following (adapted from the Florida Department of Transportation website): Avoid driving on a path or sidewalk: with the exception of permanent driveways (or authorized temporary driveways), shared-use paths and sidewalks… Read More »

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