Experienced Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
We Are More Than “Biker Friendly”
As partners of outstanding civic motorcycle organizations, we work diligently to protect the rights of motorcyclists. We know that, unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and we’re here to do our part to protect Florida cyclists.
We are more than “Biker Friendly” at The Law Offices of Randy Reep. Over the years, we have had the good fortune to partner with fantastic civic motorcycle organizations like the Latina American Motorcycle Association (LAMA), La Cura, and Leathernecks MC. These organizations are more than just clients; they are family. As our family members, we encourage them to wear helmets, and we highly suggest you do too.
Regrettably, motorcycle accidents are not only common in Florida, but the injuries suffered by riders are generally more extreme. To complicate matters even more, standard Personal Injury Protection (PIP) does not apply to a motorcycle rider, even if they have purchased this insurance for their car. Additionally, Florida has the highest rate of motorcycle fatalities in the United States, so we are constantly striving to do our part and protect our state’s riders.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to recovering damages from the other driver at fault for the accident. Additionally, Florida operates under a system called “comparative negligence,” meaning even if you are partially to blame for the accident, you can still recover for your damages.
While every motorcycle accident happens differently, you could be entitled to recovery of one or more of the following damages:
-Paid medical expenses, past, present and future, related to your motorcycle accident, including doctor visits, rehabilitation therapy, surgeries, and medications
-Lost wages for time you were unable to work due to your injuries, and future lost income if you will not be able to return to your former job duties
-Pain and suffering related to your motorcycle accident, both physically and emotionally
-And several other unique cases
Allow your trusted and experienced family at The Law Offices of Randy Reep to help you recover from this unfortunate event. We’ve got your back, and we’re ready to step in and represent you the way you deserve.
The frequency and severity of injuries involving motorcycle riders require special consideration and planning. Often these damages include significant spinal injuries which can include paralysis or even death. Sadly, with the elective use of helmets, we have seen an increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI), as well as more common physical injuries like broken bones and fractures.
What is nearly universal to a motorcycle accident is some sort of physical disfigurement resulting from the impact with another object. All these injuries require special treatment, both medically and legally. It is always our hope that through advocating safety training and contributing to various motorcycle awareness initiatives, we can be a small part in preventing any and all motorcycle accidents.
However, when you or someone you love, finds that even the best of prevention has failed, it is important that you follow these steps right away:
Seek medical treatment from a professional – It is amazing how powerful the body is at disguising injury and pain – at least initially. If you are involved in a collision on a motorcycle, get checked out by medical personnel immediately.
1. Never fail to report your accident. You won’t regret documenting the collision.
2. In Florida there are instances where a “Driver’s Exchange” will substitute for the actual police report. Keep a copy of this information for your records and be ready to provide it to your attorney.
3. Today we all carry a high-definition camera in our phones, use it. Take as many pictures as possible to capture the impact (and any injuries).
4. Finally – call the Law Offices of Randy Reep, BEFORE you talk to any insurance representatives, to make sure your recovery gets going in the right direction.
As bikers, we understand the deck is stacked against you. A motorcycle is already hard to see. Put that together with the increase of “distracted” drivers on the road, and it is a dangerous world for those of us on two wheels. If you happen to be the loved one of someone injured or killed on a motorcycle, we want to be part of your solution for that tragedy. The bottom line – our consults are FREE – it will cost you nothing for us to evaluate your accident. We sincerely hope you never need our services, but if you do, rest assured we are part of the family.
And by the way – wear the helmet.
WE’RE HERE TO PROTECT AND SERVE YOU
Randy brings more to your case than the average attorney. As an Air Force Veteran and Lieutenant Colonel and F15 Pilot for Florida Air Guar, he lives his life by the core values of “Integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do.”
John Holzbaur grew up in Jacksonville and enlisted in the US Navy immediately after graduation from Wolfson High School. John served for over twenty-three years as a Naval Helicopter Aircrewman and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and as a commisioned Naval Fight Officer.
Personal Injury Director
Camila was born and raised in Brazil, where she received a law degree and worked in the education field. In 2015, she moved with her family to USA, consolidating her passion for helping people navigate the complex legal system as well as assist the Latino community to ensure their vital access to the law.
Chief Litigation Case Manager, Paralegal
Bonnie was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Florida with her family in 1995. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida in 2003 and her Associates in Paralegal Studies from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2014.
Hugo began his legal profession litigating medical malpractice and commercial cases that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars recovered. When he expanded his practice to Criminal and Family law, Hugo took advantage of the litigation skills he had developed in the complex world of medical malpractice and commercial litigation. He has since successfully defended over a hundred cases in traffic and criminal offenses throughout the State of Florida.