In more than three decades of practicing law, Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorney James O. Cunningham has helped countless riders by answering their questions, building effective cases, handling negotiations and legal matters and helping them receive the fair and just compensation they deserve. To help injured people prepare for their free consultation with him, he has compiled a list of motorcycle accident frequently asked questions. While reading the accident FAQs below, he recommends that prospective clients write down additional questions and bring them to their consultation.
What should I do if I have been involved in a motorcycle accident?
Before you sign anything, it is critically important to consult with an experienced Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer such as Mr. Cunningham. He can explain your rights and the law, protect your rights and interests, negotiate with insurance companies and others, answer all your questions and prevent you from unknowingly waiving your rights to seek compensation.
Do I have a case against the negligent driver who caused the accident?
Each client’s case is different, and the specifics of the accident dictate the at-fault party’s liability for damages. If you have been injured, the best course of action is to schedule a free consultation with Mr. Cunningham by calling him in Daytona Beach at 386-243-4994.
Why should I choose Mr. Cunningham as my attorney?
You have a right to be represented by the attorney of your choice, but not all of them have the skills, experience and resources to help clients in personal injury cases. Mr. Cunningham has focused on personal injury law since 1977 and has a proven record of success helping clients receive damages through negotiated settlements and court awards.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
Your Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer will explain that the answer to this question is dependent on many factors including the type and extent of the injuries you suffered in the accident, your medical bills, how long and often your regimen of treatment will be, permanent disabilities, whether or not you can work and provide for yourself and your family and others.
Will my case go to court?
The answer to this question depends on the at-fault driver’s insurance company, his or her willingness to settle out of court and many other factors. Mr. Cunningham will explain all your legal options and the pros and cons of each so that you can make informed decisions about whether or not to accept a settlement if one is offered or if a court trial will be the better option.
How much will Mr. Cunningham charge to help me with my case?
Mr. Cunningham works on a contingency-fee basis, which means that if he makes a recovery for you, his fee is a percentage of the recovery. If he doesn’t help you make a recovery, you are not charged for attorney’s fees. There is no charge for your initial consultation and no obligation to retain Mr. Cunningham’s services.
How long do I have to seek damages against the driver who caused the accident?
In most cases, the statute of limitations for seeking damages against a negligent driver is four years from the date of the accident. If you and your attorney don’t file your lawsuit within that time period, the window of opportunity to seek damages is probably closed. Please bear in mind that there are different factors that can affect Florida statutes of limitations, so it is best to consult with your Daytona Beach motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as practical after your accident.