Florida Motorcycle Accident
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, our Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer group says that a significant percentage of traffic-related accidents with serious injuries are in fact, motorcycle accidents. People who ride motorcycles are lacking the same protection that drivers of cars or trucks have, which makes them more vulnerable to serious brain injury, spinal injury, broken bones, neck injury and even wrongful death. Motorcycles are extremely fun to drive, but the results can be tragic whenever a rider is involved in a crash.Why do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
There are many reasons why any type of traffic accident happens, but according to our Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer team, the primary cause of accidents is negligence or carelessness on the part of another driver. While it's typical to think of the motorcyclist as the one who is at fault, statistics show that it's usually another driver who either was driving while intoxicated, driving while distracted or wasn't paying attention. When you factor in that motorcycles are more difficult to see on the road, these scenarios can spell disaster for the motorcycle rider and their passengers.
Additionally, bad weather or damaged road surfaces more often result in a motorcycle accident more than they can cause a car accident or truck accident. A medium-sized pothole may be nothing more than a minor nuisance for truck driver, but to a motorcyclist, it can be the cause of a serious accident.
Another cause of many motorcycle accident cases involve either faulty parts or parts that malfunction. If this has happened to you, our Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer team will be able to help you decide if a product liability claim filed against the company who manufactured the part is in your best interest.
Our Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer team has learned that the number of motorcycle accident cases has risen in conjunction with the increasing popularity of motorcycles in general. The year-round beautiful weather Florida offers makes it a great place for a motorcyclist to cruise around. However, as more and more motorcycles make their way on Florida's roads, the more serious injuries there are when accidents happen.
Like other traffic accidents, there are a number of serious injuries that can affect the motorcycle rider and their passengers; injuries such as
- Broken bones
- Road rash and burns
- Spinal cord injury and back injury
- Neck injury
- Brain injury
- Eye injury and blindness
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that people riding motorcycles have a 32 percent greater chance of being killed in an accident than those who are in a car accident or truck accident.
After an accident in which traumatic injury was involved, a person must first get the proper medical attention and heal. It's easy for the victim and the family to feel helpless at these times, which is why it can be an important part of the recovery to consult with our Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer team. Our team will work to investigate the nature and cause of your motorcycle accident to help determine fault. We understand that medical expenses and other financial issues due to lost wages will place a serious burden on your shoulders, which is why we will work diligently to obtain any rightful compensation the law allows. Lastly, our Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer team will deal with the insurance companies and ensure that your legal rights are protected every step of the way.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, contact our Florida Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to find out what your legal options are. We also are conveniently located with offices throughout South Florida with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.