INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
Unfortunately, Florida can be a dangerous place for motorcycle riders. The primary cause is usually not the machine or the weather. Instead, negligent motorists cause the majority of motorcycle crashes. Drivers may be distracted, drunk or impaired, or simply not paying proper attention to the roadway. Even experienced riders who are obeying the laws and driving defensively can be injured by negligent drivers. If you or a loved one is a victim of a motorcycle accident, it is crucial to contact an attorney to learn your legal rights.
Tragically, a victim of a motorcycle accident can suffer severe and catastrophic injuries, or even death. Injuries can include traumatic brain injuries, serious fractures and spinal cord injuries. Unlike the driver of a car or truck, a motorcyclist does not have the benefit of being surrounded and protected by a steel frame, seat belts, airbags or other safety features. Also, Florida’s laws relating to helmets has changed in recent years.
Types of Recoverable Damages
Insurance companies often aggressively fight claims for injuries sustained by motorcycle riders. In some cases, they will try to blame the motorcyclist for causing the accident. The Attorneys and Staff at the Law Offices of Hughes & Ball, P.A. have extensive experience in handling these types of claims. We understand your needs. We will evaluate your case, discuss your options, and work hard to make sure you obtain just compensation for your injuries and losses. Under Florida law, a victim may be able to recover for medical bills, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering. If a family member died in a motorcycle crash, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to recover funeral bills, medical expenses and loss of companionship.
It is important for an experienced, qualified trial lawyer, who understands Florida motorcycle accidents, to review your case. Our team has the resources and experience to fully evaluate your case and provide a complete analysis and handling of your claim.