According to the 2017 Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Annual Report, there were 9,707 motorcycle accidents in 2017 alone. 7,725 of those accidents resulted in injuries and 515 resulted in death. In other words, in the majority of all motorcycle accidents in the state of Florida, someone is either injured or killed.
Motorcycle riders have the same rights and obligations on the roadway as anyone driving a car. Whereas many car accidents do not result in injuries, the same cannot be said for motorcycle riders who lack the metal frame of a car surrounding them to protect them in an accident. Motorcycles can be more difficult for other drivers to see on the road and with so many drivers failing to pay proper attention to the roadway to begin with, riding a motorcycle can be a very dangerous endeavor.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering. If you have a loved one who is killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
Some injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are easier to see than others. People can break or lose body parts, suffer severe scarring or have some other visible injury. In those cases, it would be easy for a jury to see the injuries and determine that they were caused by the accident in question. Other times, people suffer mental or internal physical injuries that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Examples of these are herniated discs in your back or neck that now cause pain on a daily basis or affect your ability to use your arms and legs. Other examples include depression and/or anxiety one may suffer from as a result of a motorcycle crash or a traumatic brain injury causing memory loss or other cognitive issues. Despite the fact that people suffering from these ailments may appear perfectly normal on the outside, all of these are serious injuries that can be permanent and you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses, pain and suffering resulting from these injuries. It is important that you receive medical treatment from skilled medical providers who know how to pinpoint, diagnose and treat these types of traumatic injuries. I can help you find highly qualified doctors who are experienced in treating people who have suffered traumatic injuries in accidents. Seeing the right doctors is critically important because they are in the best position to identify your potential injuries and provide the appropriate care to help you recover.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, call us immediately so we can evaluate your case and take all steps necessary to secure evidence and otherwise build your case in order to present the truth so you can get the justice and compensation you deserve. We will help you get the medical treatment you need and will take care of the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on getting well while we handle the rest. CARE, COMPASSION, PREPARATION; INJURY LAW AS IT SHOULD BE.