Lake Worth Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are typically more significant when compared to accidents involving standard passenger vehicles.
In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of accidents result in severe, debilitating injuries and wrongful death.
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand the complex legal challenges motorcycle drivers face and the biased stereotypes promulgated by the insurance industry.
Through aggressive, strategic advocacy, we obtain the substantial and favorable results our clients deserve to make a swift and healthy recovery.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Lake Worth motorcycle accident, contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Understanding Florida’s Motorcycle Claims Process
A motorcycle’s comparatively limited safety protection exposes the rider to increased risks of personal injury.
Florida joins 30 other states in the country that do not require drivers or passengers over the age of 21 to wear a helmet, despite data published by the Department of Transportation that shows helmets are 37% effective in preventing motorcycle accident fatalities and 67% effective in preventing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
While riders who forgo a helmet may be operating within their legal rights, Florida is a no-fault state, which means that several parties can be comparatively negligible depending on their respective breach in their legal duty of care.
While claimants must show that a duty of care existed in most car accidents, motorcycle drivers do not need to demonstrate that a duty of care was owed.
Claimants can pursue a personal injury legal cause of action against an at-fault motorist for incidents arising from negligence within four years in the state of Florida, or two years in cases of wrongful death, for a broad range of damages, including medical expenses not insured by the victim’s personal injury protection (PIP).
While hardly an exhaustive list, the motorcycle accident lawyers at the Shiner Law Group identify several major causes most associated with motorcycle accident litigation:
- Distracted, aggressive, or otherwise impaired driving.
- Failure to observe traffic safety laws.
- Unsafe road conditions, such as construction or inclement weather.
- Product liability.
- Unsafe lane changes, improper passing, and failure to signal.
How A Motorcycle Lawyer Can Help
Successful litigation in a motorcycle accident proceeding requires the prompt gathering, examining, and preservation of evidence, as injuries mend, evidence disappears, and eyewitnesses forget key details associated with the claim.
For over 15 years, our award-winning motorcycle accident attorneys at the Shiner Law Group have successfully represented thousands of Lake Worth motorcycle accident victims and their families in incidents arising from negligence, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts, because we are committed to maximizing a claim’s financial recovery potential, so our clients can focus on getting their lives back.
We understand the frustration and anxiety victims feel in the aftermath of their accident, so we customize our legal services to the facts and circumstances of each case to safeguard your financial interests.
The Shiner Law Group advocates safe riding practices and encourages the use of helmets approved by Snell or the Department of Transportation.