Motorcyclists love South Florida-more specifically Hollywood- because of the views and exhilaration of riding on the open road. However, these joyrides can end in tragedy when careless driver and hazardous road conditions are thrown into the mix. Not even the most experienced rider is safe. Accidents can happen in a split second and it does not have to be the cause of the rider but of another driver.Motorcycle accidents can leave devastating injuries because a motorcycle is no match for a motor vehicle. After an accident, you will most likely be facing mountains of medical bills and a long recovery process. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident it is crucial to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable Hollywood motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your case and determine a plan of action. Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA regularly handle motorcycle accident claims all over South and Central Florida. Our knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys have the experience to build a viable case that will place you in the best position to succeed. Ou track record speaks for itself. We have been representing clients effectively for decades and are able to handle your case.
Motorcycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries due to the lack of protection. Unlike driving a car, a rider will take the brunt of the impact instead of the motorcycle itself. Injuries are instantaneously and can be caused not only by the initial impact but also by being thrown off the motorcycle. The neck is particularly susceptible increasing the likelihood of a brachial-plexus injury. Our Hollywood motorcycle accident lawyers will use their knowledge to build your case, negotiate effectively on your behalf and litigate if necessary.
Motorcycle lay down is a method that is taught to riders to be used as a safety precaution. When this is part of the equation, things can get tricky because it does not involve a direct collision with another vehicle. A Hollywood motorcycle accident attorney must prove that the motorcycle lay down was necessary to avoid serious injury due to the negligence of another driver. In these situations, identifying the at-fault driver can be the most difficult part especially since drivers often leave the scene to avoid any repercussions. If our team is unable to find witnesses or traffic-camera footage to identify the liable party then having uninsured motorists coverage will be essentially to you situation.
After an accident it can be a confusing time and the last thing on your mind is collecting evidence. We have some steps to help get you started on your case.
A Hollywood motorcycle personal injury lawyer at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA will be able to build your case and fight for your rights as a victim. We will seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and any other damages. Schedule a free initial consultation with us today.
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.