Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Gainesville
Do you know how to determine liability following a catastrophic motorcycle crash?
If not, you may face difficult obstacles in seeking compensation for damages or injuries. No doubt motorcycles are a lot of fun to ride and they can save money at the gas pump, too. But according to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sunny states like Florida are more apt to have a higher annual rate of motorcycle accidents. To make matters worse, both law enforcement and insurance investigators are often quick to assume that you (the motorcyclist) was at fault. That means it can be imperative to find a legal advocate who will fight for your rights as a biker. Since injuries are not always immediately apparent, always seek the appropriate emergency medical attention and seek the advice of legal counsel without delay.
At Schackow & Mercadante, our lawyers work with experts to identify the actual cause for the motorcycle crash to include:
- Motorist Negligence
- Manufacturing Errors
- Failed Safety Products
- Unsafe Road Conditions
- Reckless or Aggressive Driving
- Defective Motorcycle Parts
Injury Lawyers | Gainesville And Central Florida
Even though you may have taken all the recommended safety precautions, rarely will you and your passenger emerge unscathed. Since motorcycle accident cases invariably involve complex legal issues and multiple factors can contribute to the cause, determining all sources of liability can be tricky. Any bike crash must be thoroughly investigated and reconstructed to determine how motorist negligence, a defective part, poor manufacturer's design or hazardous road conditions may have resulted in a motorcyclist's personal injuries or death. If you've been injured in a collision, contact us toll free at 1-877-798-7700 to determine your best course for legal actions.
DISCLAIMER: This website does not seek to nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The content is provided "as is" and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter of personal injury or wrongful death. Victims should seek immediate legal counsel following any serious accident or injury.
The Law Offices of Schackow & Mercadante, P.A. proudly serve the Central / North Florida residents of Gainesville, Lake City, Palatka and Ocala.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King