Motorcycle Crash Lawyers Serving Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs and Surrounding Areas
Florida has the perfect climate for riding motorcycles year-round. While enjoying the state’s scenic roads, most motorcyclists are cautious and keep safety in mind. But no matter how careful you may be, motorcyclists face a high risk of serious accidents due to other drivers’ negligence. Because motorcycles are harder to see on the road because of their small size, other drivers may fail to spot them until it’s too late, resulting in a crash. Because motorcycles lack structural safety equipment, motorcyclists often suffer the worst of an impact. Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers can help you recover the benefits you deserve if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s carelessness.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at Disparti Law Group, P.A., will fight hard on your behalf. As part of our commitment to our clients, we always try to respond as quickly and carefully as possible to your legal needs. We temper the speed of our service with the need to be thorough. Our goal is not to take care of your legal needs fast, but to take care of them correctly. We promise to work hard to get you the results you need and deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t owe us anything unless you recover money in your case. For a free consultation, contact our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers at 866-694-9471 or online. We serve clients in Miami, Tampa, Holiday and throughout Florida. Don’t fight the insurance companies alone. Let us put our decades of experience and knowledge to work for you.
About Florida Motorcycle Accidents
There were nearly 7,500 motorcycle crashes on Florida’s roads during 2010, according to the most recent statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Those accidents resulted in 383 motorcycle fatalities, including both drivers and passengers. Another 7,411 motorcyclists suffered injuries in Florida accidents during that year.
Some of the common causes of Florida motorcycle accidents include:
- Other drivers making left turns into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
- Other drivers not seeing a motorcycle, causing them to pull out in front of a motorcycle or change lanes into a motorcycle
- Distracted driving
- Following too closely
- Drunk driving
- Road defects
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to experience a deadly accident than those who ride in passenger cars.
Part of the reason is that motorcycles lack the impact-absorbing structure and the restraining devices that passenger vehicles provide. A motorcycle’s design is open by nature, making it much easier for a rider to be thrown onto the road or into an object during a collision, increasing likelihood of severe injuries.
In addition to not having any outer protection, motorcycles and motorbikes weigh less than half of an average automobile, and much less than trucks. Because of these inherent safety disadvantages, a motorcycle rider who crashes into another vehicle can suffer serious injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Neck and spine injuries
- Serious internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Wrongful death
Although Florida has a helmet law, it does not require all riders to wear protective headgear. Operators who are over 21 and have an insurance policy that provides at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred in a crash can ride without helmets. However, a motorcyclist who does not wear a helmet is risking one of the most common and most severe injuries that can happen during a motorcycle accident — TBI or traumatic brain injury.
Some of the most common outcomes of TBI are:
- A permanent inability to work
- An ongoing need for rehabilitation services
- An ongoing need for high-cost health care
- A permanent need for assistance in every area of daily life
- Constant episodes of anxiety and depression
- Withdrawal and isolation from others
The other driver’s insurance company might argue that you were partly to blame for your injuries if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, even if the other driver’s negligence caused the wreck. Our attorneys are familiar with these kinds of arguments, and we will fight to get you the best settlement or trial outcome in a comparative negligence situation.
Contact A Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami, Tampa, Holiday or anywhere in Florida, contact the Disparti Law Group, P.A. toll free at 866-694-9471 or through our online form for a free consultation. Our attorneys are committed to providing quality legal representation so that you can get the money you need to rebuild your life.