Whether it be for pleasure or for regular transportation, motorcycles are a popular vehicle on South Florida roads, especially in Ojus. The scenic views and beautiful weather are big pluses to riding a motorcycle. However, this can be short lived when hazardous road conditions and careless drivers come into play. An accident can occur leaving devastation in its wake. This will not only leave you without transportation but with skyrocketing medical bills and a long recovery. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled Ojus motorcycle accident lawyers.
Unlike when in a car collision, during a motorcyle accident the vehicle does not take the brunt of the impact, the rider does. Motorcycles do not offer much protection and after an accident are often left as total loss. Aside from the damage to the vehicle riders will sustain injuries upon impact and if they are thrown from the bike. Riders can suffer various injuries including road burn, fractured bones, torn ligaments and neck injuries specifically a brachial-plexus injury.
Not only do riders have to worry about their medical recovery, they may also have to worry about lost wages because of their extensive recovery process as well as dealing with uncooperative insurance companies. Our Ojus motorcycle injury attorneys will use their years of experience to fight against insurance companies and other liable parties for compensation on your behalf.
Motorcycle riders have been trained to use lay down tactics to avoid collisions or a more serious outcome. This however can be very tricky to prove since they may not involve a collision with another motor vehicle. Motorcycle riders have to be reasonable in every situation. Our Ojus motorcycle accident attorneys will work to prove that you used reasonable judgment to avoid a more serious situation when you layed down your bike.
There are many steps you can take to assist in the preparation of your motorcycle accident claim:
A motorcycle personal injury lawyer at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA will fight for your rights and your financial well-being to give you the best chance of recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Statutes – 316.211
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. However, if you are in an accident, seek medical attention and call the motorcycle-accident lawyers at Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA | (305) 931-6666 | (954) 523-8292 | (800) 379-TEAM.