"I have been a trial lawyer for over 35 years, but I have been riding motorcycles for a lot longer than that" - Marcus Michles
As a motorcycle rider himself, Marcus Michles understands the complexities of motorcycle cases. If you are in a motorcycle accident, you are going to want someone who understands motorcycles and who knows how to effectively argue a case. You need someone who understands where the blame truly belongs.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Dedicated Representation for Injured Victims & Their Loved Ones in Tampa, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview
There are few places in America better than the Gulf Coast to own a motorcycle. With warm summers and mild winters, motorcyclists from across the country travel to Florida and the Panhandle each year. Yet, sadly, motorcycle crashes are not uncommon. In 2010, there were over 7,000 motorcycle crashes in Florida, and 350 motorcyclists were killed.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2010 injuries were reported in almost 90% of all motorcycle accidents. The reality is, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will most likely suffer serious injuries and significant damages.
The Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Michles & Booth understand the unique challenges of motorcycle cases. In fact, our senior partner, Marcus Michles, has been an avid motorcycle enthusiast for over 30 years and has represented countless motorcycle accident victims.
Understanding Insurance Coverage for Florida Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle cases are not the same as car accident cases in Florida for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that Florida insurance no-fault laws do not apply to motorcycle accidents. In most instances, this simple difference in insurance laws significantly changes the way medical bills are handled, as well as the ultimate case value.
Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
At Michles & Booth, our personal injury attorneys understand how to navigate these complex laws and help you fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers can advocate for your full recovery, including compensation for:
- Immediate emergency medical treatment
- Ongoing treatment and rehabilitative care
- Lost income/wages from time taken off work
- Lost future earnings if you become disabled
- Lost/reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
In the event that your family member was killed in a motorcycle crash, our legal team can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party. Get in touch with us today to learn more.
A Proven Track Record of Success
When local attorney and motorcycle enthusiast Terry Boutwell was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident, the accident report placed the responsibility on Mr. Boutwell. This is not unusual. Mr. Boutwell’s family hired Michles & Booth to represent them and determine if Mr. Boutwell had caused the accident.
Our personal injury lawyers, with assistance from our investigation department, know motorcyclists often get blamed for accidents for a variety of reasons, such as eyewitnesses over-estimating the motorcycle’s speed as the sounds and RPMs of motorcycles are often misleading to even the most fair-minded witness. In the end, Michles & Booth successfully litigated the case to the benefit of Mr. Boutwell’s surviving son.
Because motorcycle crashes almost always result in severe injuries, it is important that you contact an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney immediately after the accident. Don’t be a victim twice—first of the accident and second of the insurance company. Let Michles & Booth fight for you.
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With a team of over 80 staff, you will receive the attention and care that you deserve!
Our firm has the experience and the qualifications to fight and win for you.
No Case Is Too Big or Too Small
Our team is dedicated to our clients, and we are not afraid to take a case to trial.