There is just something about the rumble of the engine and no barriers that get people excited about hitting the open road. Although motorcycles can be enjoyable and lots of fun, it is important to remember that the streets can be dangerous for motorcyclists too. If you happen to be a non-believer of that statement, there are stats to back up the claim.
According to Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 9,143 motorcycle crashes came about in 2018. Those events resulted in 531 fatalities. So, yes, using your bike as a primary means of transportation can be risky as loss of life can become part of the equation. Additionally, the research states that 7,849 injuries came to fruition as well. No two incidents are the same, which means damages vary from one event to the next. Aside from death, some of the common ailments include but are not limited to...
• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Road Rash
• Deep Cuts, Gashes, And Punctures
While most riders go out of their way to purchase protective gear, there is only so much that helmets and padding can do. Often, motorcycle operators and their passengers get thrown from the bikes when a collision occurs. Hence, it is easy to see why the injuries are so significant.
What If Someone Else Was At Fault?
Many times, passenger vehicle operators are responsible for these accidents. They partake in negligent activities like texting, speeding, or failing to yield the right of way. If it can be proven that negligence was at play, the motorcyclists may be entitled to fair compensation for his or her wounds. That is where having a reputable motorcycle attorney by their side comes in handy. The legal representative will collect and review driving histories, cell phone records, surveillance camera footage, witness statements, and more to build the strongest possible case.
Our firm has the experience to get clients the restitution that they deserve. The amounts will vary depending on things like lost wages, the extent of the injuries, and medical expenses. In other words, a victim may not get rich from bringing a lawsuit about. However, they can certainly gain the money that they need to get back on their feet again.
We offer free case evaluations, and personal injury cases are paid on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay if compensation is recovered. So, what are you waiting for? If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another party, please, don't hesitate to give us a call and find out where your claim stands..