MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
There’s a good reason that motorcycle enthusiasts enjoy South Florida roadways – we have terrific weather, beautiful beaches and scenic views – but that exhilaration can be cut short when careless drivers and hazardous road conditions cause accidents. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents happen to even the most experienced riders, often from no fault of their own. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be facing long-term pain and costly medical bills. Schedule a free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. No Win — No Fees or Costs · Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA regularly handles motorcycle accident wreck claims all over South and Central Florida Our experienced legal team can help ensure your case is brought with absolute professionalism and preparedness. We have a long history of successful motorcycle injury judgments for our clients. Call today and learn what we can do for you.
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Due to the lack of protection, motorcycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries. The rider will often feel the brunt of the impact, rather than the motorcycle itself. Commonly, injuries are sustained by not only upon impact, but when the rider is thrown from the vehicle. Significant road burn from scraping against asphalt can result in lasting scars. Fractured bones, torn ligaments are other significant motorcycle injuries that may require surgical treatment. The neck is particularly susceptible increasing the likelihood of a brachial-plexus injury. Our firm has the legal knowledge necessary to provide effective representation through both negotiation with the insurance carriers and trial litigation, if it becomes necessary.
A motorcyclist and his wife are enjoying their ride when a car illegally U-turns into them, resulting in an amputation. Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA had an accident reconstructionist at the scene within two days to determine what happened. Defendant insurance company claimed only $300,000 in coverage. After discovering that the defendant had a very nice second home in Connecticut and indicating that we would indeed try to take it away to pay off the inevitable judgment that would exceed $300,000, they divulged that there was in fact a $1,000,000 excess umbrella policy available – which was promptly tendered.
Lost wages often follow motorcycle accidents because the injuries tend to be serious, making it all but impossible for our injured clients to work and earn a living in the short or long term.
Motorcycle injury clients receive the benefit of our team approach. By working together, our motorcycle personal injury attorneys can make suggestions based on past successes drawing on a deep well of our combined knowledge. In short, our firm works together to ensure that you receive the best possible motorcycle-injury settlement or verdict.
MOTORCYCLE LAY DOWN ACCIDENTS
Motorcycle accidents can be especially tricky because some motorcycle wrecks do not involve collisions with cars, trucks or any other vehicle – often the biker has to take evasive maneuvers and lay their bike down in order to avoid collisions. Motorcycle lay downs were actually taught to riders in the past as an important safety precaution. Bikers must do what is reasonable in their given situation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will work to prove that it was reasonable for our client to lay down their bike in order to avoid more serious injuries, due to the negligence of another motorist. In these situations, identifying the at-fault driver (who are more likely to leave the scene) can be the most difficult part. Having uninsured motorists coverage, admittedly more expensive for motorcyclists, is important when our investigators are unable to find witnesses or find traffic-camera footage (we know where to look and how to obtain this footage) to help identify the offending driver who caused the motorcycle wreck.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
There are many steps you can take to assist in the preparation of your motorcycle accident claim:
- First and foremost you need to make sure an ambulance is on its way (or you are going to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you do not require an ambulance)
- If at all possible, take photos of the wreck. If you are not capable of this step, ask a witness to help you. At the very least, have someone go back to the scene and photograph the area where the accident occurred. In addition, photograph your injuries, photograph your damaged bike.
- Call the police to ensure a police report is filed. Your motorcycle-injury lawyer will be able to obtain a copy of this important evidence.
- As soon as possible, write down the facts of the accident. Your memory will fade over time.
- Seek witnesses’ contact information. A witness can add credibility to your claim.
- Call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Your lawyer needs to begin investigating your motorcycle wreck in short order.
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A motorcycle accident 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 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.