Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable for Motorcycle Accidents
Almost 5,000 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2016 alone. While this is significantly lower than the number of people who died in car accidents (23,793), riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous. In fact, it is estimated that motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be killed and five times more likely to be injured than people who drive cars.
These statistics serve to highlight the importance of motorcycle safety. Still, accidents happen even after taking all possible precautions. Whether it is a major accident involving fatalities and thousands of dollars in damages, or a minor accident involving nothing more than adrenaline and shaken nerves, you should consult a motorcycle accident lawyer in Florida. At The Berman Law Group, we are proud to fight for the injured victims of negligent motorcycle accidents.
Contact us today at (800) 883-5206 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a complimentary case consultation.
The Benefits of Speaking to a Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Accidents of any kind are frightening. This is especially true when you are on a motorcycle. You have less protection and can be injured far more seriously. Even if your accident was minor, you still need time and space to recover emotionally and mentally.
Perhaps the largest benefit of using a motorcycle accident lawyer is that you are able to focus on getting better. Here at The Berman Law Group, we take care of everything involved in your case from initial filings to proving negligence. We have recovered over $300 million for our past clients. You can focus on recovering while we focus on getting you the settlement you deserve.
Negligence & Fault
Almost all vehicle accidents happen due to one party’s negligence. This means someone involved failed to follow the law. The other party can receive compensation for this negligence. These can be the cost of medical care, the cost of your destroyed motorcycle, lost salary or wages, and the cost of your pain and suffering.
It is often difficult to prove negligence and fault, though.
To prove the other driver(s) was negligent, you will have to show that:
- They should have driven in a certain way – also known as their duty of care
- They did not drive in this way – also known as breaching their duty of care
- This failure to drive safely was the cause of your motorcycle accident
- You have suffered losses as a result of the accident
Proving negligence is simple in some cases. If, for instance, the other driver was drunk, ran a red light, and hit your motorcycle, that may be negligence. However, most of the time proving negligence and liability is more difficult. This is a major reason that having a motorcycle accident lawyer is so important.
Even the most organized individual can feel woefully unprepared in court and chances are that you will not be the most organized individual after an overwhelming accident. The experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at The Berman Law Group can help. We have helped hundreds of clients recover damages that were due to them. Our next successful case could be yours.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Now that we know a bit more about what happens after a motorcycle accident, let’s take a look at some ways that these accidents occur.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Head on collisions – these account for 78% of all accidents involving motorcycles (these can include left-handed turn accidents)
- A car making a left-handed turn – these types of accidents account for 42% of car/motorcycle collisions
- Splitting lanes while riding – includes changing lanes
- Sudden stops – both on the part of cars and motorcyclists
- Collision with a fixed object – these account for 25% of all motorcycle accident deaths
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are more dangerous than traditional car accidents for a wide variety of reasons. The largest reason is that there is less protection on motorcycles than in car and trucks. Even when wearing a helmet, which you should always do, the chance for serious injury still looms.
Common types of motorcycle injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones – including arms, legs, and ribs
- Road rash
- Spinal injuries – including herniated disks, partial paralysis, and complete paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury – also known as catastrophic brain injury
- Wrongful death
The Berman Law Group Is Here to Help
We are here to help you. Whatever your specific situation, whatever type of accident you were involved in, whatever type of injury you have sustained – we can and will help.
Our compassionate and dedicated Florida motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to take your case. We have decades of collective experience in personal injury law. We know what it takes to get you the damages and settlement you deserve for your accident.
Why pick us over another personal injury firm, though? Simple: We create a relationship with all of our clients. We develop a bond that allows us to focus on the legal heavy lifting and take that weight off of your shoulders. You should be concerned with healing physically and emotionally and nothing else.
That is The Berman Law Group difference. Contact us now at (800) 883-5206 for a free case consultation.
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