These are all good questions/issues that you have raised. Given the facts provided and the situation you are in, I'd strongly encourage you to consult a personal injury attorney who can explore these possibilities for you. Most offer free initial consultations.
It sounds like you already have an attorney who should be able to answer these questions. If not, I strongly recommend you consult with a board-certified civl trial lawyer in Palm Beach County. Best of luck to you.
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The determination of whether someone is in fact an independent contractor - meaning the company's insurance is most likely not available - or whether they are an independent contractor is far beyond simply someone saying they are, or even the terms of the "contract." Such contracts and statements are often misleading and inapplicable and review of many facts and circumstances are needed in order to make the determination.
If you don't have an attorney, get one now. Here's why:
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You need to seek local counsel to insure your rights are properly protected. Florida is a state with limited No Fault benefits and a significant amount of issues. Obtain legal counsel as soon as possible.
There are a lot of facts that can be important in this type of case. For example, in Arkansas the company that this person was working for MIGHT also have insurance to cover your injuries. I highly recommend speaking to a personal injury attorney in your area.
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See a lawyer RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Motorcycle accident cases often involve damages which greatly exceed what appears to be available insurance coverage. You must speak to a qualified Florida lawyer immediately to ensure you are compensated to the highest degree.
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