Broward County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Broward County is home to residents in more than 30 cities and with that comes a higher percentage of motorcyclists and bike riders at risk for motorcycle accidents. With millions of people on road and because of their size, motorcycles are difficult to see and present unique dangers on the road. As a result, motorcycle accidents are extremely dangerous for riders. If you have been injured in a bike accident in Broward County, it is important to call South Florida’s leading injury attorney David Shiner at 954-999-9900.
The attorneys at Shiner Fort Lauderdale help motorcycle accident victims with finding the right treatment, collecting police reports, medical bills and records to build a strong personal injury claim against the at-fault party and their insurance company.
For many Floridians, motorcycles are a form of escapism without equal: the vehicle’s inherent appeal for adventure affords many riders the opportunity to consume Florida’s beautiful natural landscapes and abundance of sunshine while engaging in unrivaled camaraderie in an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient way; however, what the vehicle provides in enjoyment, it severely lacks in substantial protection.
Hundreds of thousands of bikers flock to the Sunshine State each year to partake in its world-class attractions, including Daytona Bike Week in March and Biketoberfest in October, which further exacerbates the volume of 600,000 registered motorcycles in the state—making the risk for an accident involving a motorcycle a significant and sobering possibility. With cities like Fort Lauderdale, it’s a bit more complex.
Broward County Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Like most of Florida’s populated cities, Fort Lauderdale plays host to some of the state’s most pivotal roadways in Broward County, such as Florida State 7, which serves as an artery for South Florida traffic. Motorcyclists who drive on these roads are privy to the accident statistics that underpin the percentage of victims who suffer severe injury or wrongful death in the event of a collision. In Florida, statistical data shows 80%; and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accident victims are all but guaranteed to suffer catastrophic injuries in the event of a collision and 16 times more likely to be killed than a passenger of a standard vehicle.
The Shiner Law Group identifies several factors that cause, what should have been, a preventable accident:
- Real-time distractions
- Unsafe road conditions, including construction, uneven roads, and inclement weather
- Reduced visibility
- Faulty vehicle components
- Failure to yield, give space, or pay attention to a motorcyclist
- Erratic driving, or driving under the influence
- Failure to observe local traffic laws
In most cases, accidents involving motorcycles in Florida are caused by other drivers’ negligence; however, insurance companies—who are primarily concerned with safeguarding their financial interests—are quick to fault the motorcyclist due to the vehicle’s limited safety capacity – more so in cases where the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. (Florida repealed the universal helmet law for riders over the age of 21 in 2000.)
Motorcycle Accidents And Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
Whereas Florida motorcycle accident victims—driver or passenger—are known to suffer burns, abrasions, broken bones, facial and spinal cord injuries, as well as traumatic brain damage ensuing from a collision, they are not entitled to the basic $10,000 Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance benefits, which makes representation by an experienced Broward County motorcycle accident attorney essential. (Not qualifying for PIP benefits does not mean a motorcycle accident victim should not seek immediate medical attention.)
Having a Shiner Law Group motorcycle accident attorney in your corner means having someone who understands the complexity of Florida’s motorcycle accident laws. For over 15 years, we have helped our clients build the most compelling claims by customizing our legal services to assess the facts of each case, gathering relevant evidence, and working with an extensive network of industry professionals to secure the strongest financial package.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, call us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We recognize that our clients have endured severe physical, emotional, and financial distress, which is why our team of award-winning attorneys is standing by to assist you. Don’t let your road to recovery be stymied by insurance negotiations. Allow us to do the heavy lifting so we can pursue a broad range of damages to ensure you receive the financial compensation you rightly deserve.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (954) 999-9900 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Broward County and the surrounding cities.