The skilled and dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you obtain your rightful financial compensation for your physical, psychological, emotional, and financial injuries and losses. Our attorneys have the legal resources and experience to prove the fault of the negligent driver in a motorcycle accident claim and obtain the largest possible damages. Call us now to learn more and get started today.

Motorcycle Accident Claims in Florida

Injured motorcycle riders under Florida law are entitled to seek compensation from any at-fault driver whose negligence contributed to the accident. Florida law permits victims to hold negligent parties responsible for their damages, including property damage.

If your accident was due to faulty motorcycle parts, you might be able to file a product liability claim against the following:

  • Motorcycle manufacturer
  • Designer
  • Spare parts manufacturer
  • Repair person

Similarly, you may have a claim against the government, such as the county road commission department, if the crash was owing to faulty roadways. You should contact an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney with extensive experience handling personal injury claims to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Claims in Florida

The statute of limitations is when you must take legal action after a crime or accident. These are the typical statute of limitations regarding motorcycle accidents:

  • Personal injury claim: You have up to 4 years from the date of the accident to pursue legal action
  • Product liability claim: Victims of motorcycle accidents have up to 4 years to file a product liability claim
  • Wrongful death claim: Surviving family members get two years from the date of the accident to file a wrongful death claim
  • Claims against government entities: If your accident claim is due to the fault of a government driver or poor road conditions, you have up to 3 years to file a lawsuit
Banner media

Liability for Motorcycle Accident Claims

Florida is a comparative fault state, which means the financial liability is directly proportionate to the level of fault. It can be difficult to determine liability in motorcycle accidents. This is especially true in light of the stereotypes and biases regarding motorcyclists. The world still looks at motorcyclists as reckless, fast-driving, and hard-living. Every motorcycle accident involves a unique set of circumstances. Liability is usually determined based on numerous factors, such as:

  • The speed of both drivers
  • Road conditions
  • Weather conditions
  • Driver error
Man on the ground next to an overturned motorcycle.

Our Trusted Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers are Here to Give You the Best Legal Advice and Support

If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett. We can help you answer all your questions, make strategic recommendations, and provide a free legal review. Carlson Meissner & Hayslett has over five decades of experience protecting the rights of injured victims in motorcycle accident cases.

We are happy to provide you with a free case evaluation. Call us at 727-306-0273 or reach us online.

Areas We Serve

We service all of Florida and have offices in:

St. Petersburg
New Port Ritchie
Spring Hill

Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (727) 306-0273.
Contact Us