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Many of the motorcycle accidents that occur in Florida happen simply because car drivers do not share the road with lawful motorbike riders as they should.

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that left you with serious injuries, causing you to miss time from work, or perhaps forced to incur unforeseen medical expenses, it is very important for you to document these and inform your injury lawyer about them as well as information on any old accidents and injuries. Even if a lawsuit was never   filed your lawyer needs to know about any prior injuries and claims.

The Florida Personal Injury Law Firm of Goldberg & Hirsh has represented victims of motorcycle accidents in their claims for compensation for their injuries, losses and damages.

In order for us to be able to help you in the most effective manner when you call us for a Free Legal Consultation, pay attention to the most important facts and top ten tips that you must know about motorcycle accidents and injuries for a potential lawsuit or negligence claim:

#1: Probably the most common injuries seen in motorcycle cases are wrist or shoulder fractures, leg injuries such as femur fractures (that’s the long bone in your leg), and fractures from laying the motorbike down or perhaps after falling sideways from a side-impact collision.

#2: Keep the helmet as evidence. Do not sell or scrap your motorcycle until after you talk to a motorcycle injury attorney.

#3: Similar to point number two; avoid speaking to the insurance company of the other driver before first talking to a Personal Injury Law Firm in Florida. It really doesn’t matter how simple you think that the questions you’re being asked are, there are lots of subtleties and nuances in which a statement can end up hurting you if you don’t know what the law about motorcycle accidents and personal injuries is.

#4: Make sure you take photos of all your injuries and your bike.   If you can go back to the scene of the accident and take pictures of the area, do so as well. Take, principally, pictures of any particular thing, object, or detail from the scene of the accident that you believe contributed to the accident itself.

#5: Do not post anything about your accident on Facebook, My Space or other social networking sites.

#6: If the accident happened as a result of anything having to do with roadway conditions, or a traffic light or stop sign, ask your motorcycle personal injury attorney if a visit to the scene is a good idea to obtain photos of the accident intersection or roadway.

#7: Start a journal about your medical visits, like a calendar, with the names and addresses of the doctors and what areas of the body were involved in each visit and date of the visit. The journal can include short notes, such as “really painful today lifting grocery bags”, “another sleepless night because of discomfort”. Keep track of your days of missed work.

#8: It is your right as an individual and as an adult to decide whether or not to put on a motorcycle helmet when riding your motorbike; your choice to not put on a motorcycle helmet can’t be used against you, from a technical standpoint, as violating law.  Nevertheless it can affect your case.

#9: There is a frequently overlooked point of Florida Law which holds you accountable for that part of your injuries which would not have happened if you had been wearing a helmet. In the event of a motorcycle accident, injuries to the head, neck and brain are most likely going to happen perhaps even if the motorcyclist was wearing a full helmet.

#10: Remember that when you consult with any attorney or Florida Personal Injury Law Firm, there is a binding attorney-client confidentiality privilege with regards to the matters that are discussed during that meeting or consultation.

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About  Goldberg  &  Hirsh

Goldberg and Hirsh P.A. is a boutique law firm specializing in all forms of significant personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

We are trial lawyers. In fact many of our cases are referred to us from other attorneys seeking top notch lawyers willing to proceed to trial whenever necessary to receive top compensation for the client.

Each of the named partners, Sidney A. Goldberg and Jeffrey S. Hirsh, has over 35 years experience trying significant personal injury cases before Florida juries.

Importantly and uniquely each and every aspect of your case will be handled by one or both of the senior partners. No young, inexperienced attorney will be working on any aspect of your case. In fact, if your case must be tried in almost every instance both partners together will try your case.

Both Mr. Goldberg and Mr. Hirsh began their careers as defense lawyers and gained significant and extensive trial experience representing insurance companies. We have first hand knowledge of the tactics the defense will use to try to prevent you from receiving just compensation for your injury or loss.

Our Law Firm is AV-Rated by the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Directory Service, the highest ranking for legal ability and professional ethics given by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Hirsh and Mr. Goldberg are also individually AV-Rated.

The supporting staff of law clerks, paralegals, and administrative personnel is also experienced and share a common goal of legal passion and ethical service that Mr. Goldberg and Mr. Hirsh have made the objective of the Firm ever since they partnered to found it.

While our offices are located in the thirtieth floor of the Suntrust International Center in downtown Miami we accept cases anywhere in Florida and even out of state.

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