Motorcycle enthusiasts flock to South Florida because of the beautiful weather, scenic views and peaceful beaches. The exhilaration can be short lived when a careless driver or hazardous road condition gets in the way. This can cause serious accidents regardless of how experienced a rider is. The accident is often caused by the negligence of another person. If the collision was with another car, you may in for a very long recovery process and costly medical bills. You should schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Hallandale motorcycle accident attorneysto review the details of your case and potential options for obtaining compensation.
Motorcycle riders involved in an accident often suffer catastrophic injuries due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle has. Unlike in a car, where the brunt of the damage is to the car, on a motorcycle the rider takes the brunt of the impact. Riders can suffer from road burn, fractured bones, torn ligaments and other substantial injuries associated with the accident. The impact alone can cause injury but riders can be thrown from the motorcycle suffering additional injuries. The neck is sensitive and many victims can suffer from brachial-plexus injuriesafter an accident. We understand that the first priority is getting better and recovering from your injuries but it is also crucial to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case and begin the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries and other losses. This includes lost wages from being physically unable to attend work and earn a living due to the severity of your injuries. We also handle motorcycle lay down accidents where the rider used safety training to avoid further devastation by using this tactic.
After an accident, things can be confusing but there are steps you can take to make the process a little smoother:
A motorcycle personal injury lawyer at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA will be able to evaluate your case and determine the best course of action in your particular circumstance. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Florida Statutes requires riders to wear helmets if under 21 years old. Once you turn 21 you can avoid wearing the helmet if you carry minimum $10,000.00 motorcycle insurance coverage. However, just because the law doesn’t require you to wear a helmet after turning 21, doesn’t mean you should avoid wearing one. Florida is a comparative negligence state, which means that you can be held responsible for the portion of your injuries caused by your own negligence. Many motorcycles can easily go faster than 150 miles per hour, which means the rider is travelling 220 feet per second! At these high speeds, reacting timely is difficult. Motorcycles are stereotyped to be fast and reckless drivers, failing to wear a helmet will likely be used against you. Ride carefully, use a helmet and – in our opinion – you should use an inflatable protective vest such as RevZilla.