MIAMI MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
It may surprise you to learn that Florida has the second highest number of registered motorcycles, and there are currently more than half a million bikers enjoying the open roads and scenery that this beautiful state has to offer.
If you are among this number, it is important to take the utmost care to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. Nevertheless, it is a fact that if you ride a motorcycle, you are significantly more likely to be injured in a road traffic accident than someone driving a motor vehicle. You are also up to 36 times more likely to be killed in a road collision.
Bikers aren’t usually to blame for motorcycle accidents
There seems to be a common misconception that bikers are reckless and ride irresponsibly, diving between lanes and riding too fast. While this may be the case for a small number of motorcycle owners, the vast majority are more respectful of the road than a lot of vehicle drivers.
In many cases, collisions involving motorcycles are not caused by bikers at all. Instead, they occur due to the failure of other road users to notice bikers or understanding of motorcycle use. Many after-accident reports state that the motorcycle “came from nowhere”, implying that the biker was riding too fast when in fact the driver of the vehicle simply was not paying close attention to the road.
If you aren’t to blame for your accident, you could be entitled to compensation
Regardless of the cause of your motorcycle accident, if you have sustained injury as a result of a collision that was not your fault, you will undoubtedly feel frustrated, and this could be impeding your recovery. You may also be facing a mountain of medical and rehabilitation bills, as well as an uncertain future with regards to your mobility, your ability to ride again in future, and even whether or not you will be able to return to work.
Our dedicated and experienced attorney can help you recover compensation from the negligent drivers responsible for the damages you have sustained. This can take much of the financial strain away from your predicament and help you to focus on what is important – your recovery.
Types of injury sustained in a motorcycle accident
Since bikers do not have the added protection of a vehicle around them, even a fairly low impact has the potential to cause catastrophic injury. This is in part due to the fact that when a biker is involved in a collision, their body usually comes into contact with a variety of potentially dangerous objects including the other vehicle, their own bike, the road or sidewalk, trees or other fixed objects and even other people.
There are some types of injury that are more common than others including:
- Broken bones including fractured ribs
- Thoracic spine injuries
- Lacerations from metal, glass, and road materials
- Friction burns and skin damage
- Internal organ damage
- Facial damage, particularly to the teeth, mouth, and cheekbones
- Scarring that has the potential to be permanent
In some instances, damage sustained during a motorcycle accident can mean that amputation of a limb is necessary.
What can I do after a motorcycle accident?
If you or someone you love is involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you do not delay initiating your claim for compensation. While we understand that tasks such as collecting evidence and locating witnesses are far from your most important priority while you are recovering, our experienced and knowledgeable attorney can undertake these on your behalf. We will collate all the information needed to build you the strongest case possible and fight your corner every step of the way.
Contact Juan Lucas Alvarez, PA today for a confidential, no-obligation consultation at 305-442-7375.