Martin County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents are commonplace, but when they occur, the results are often catastrophic. While the road to recovery may be long, victims of personal injury can pursue legal action for damages caused by another party’s negligence.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Martin County motorcycle accident, contact us by phone or visit us online to discuss the details of your case in a free consultation. We advocate for victims on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay unless we win your case. Our award-winning attorneys can determine the legitimacy of your claim, advise you of your legal rights and responsibilities, and provide knowledge of civil litigation procedures.
Common Injuries Sustained in a Florida Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycles, especially those driven at high speeds, place the driver at considerable risks for personal injury. The vehicle’s limited safety features cause most accidents to result in serious injury or wrongful death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 37 times more likely to suffer a fatality when compared to passengers of standard motor vehicles.
As Florida roads become increasingly congested, drivers are required to pay closer attention to their surroundings; however, when a motorist breaches their duty of care, a motorcyclist can sustain injuries that require months, or even years, to recuperate.
- Internal organ damage and bruising.
- Broken bones.
- Scarring and disfigurement.
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs).
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Steps To Follow After A Motorcycle Accident
Understanding how to respond to an accident can prevent insurance companies from minimizing, stalling, or denying your ability to recover financial compensation for your injuries.
If conditions permit, move to safety. Motorcycle accident victims should proceed to the side of the road and move away from flowing traffic, as oncoming drivers may fail to see a collision has occurred. Damaged vehicles also present dangers such as oil spills or gas leaks that could ultimately ignite and cause further injury.
Seek medical attention. Even if your injuries are minor, it is important to receive a thorough medical examination. Injuries do not always manifest immediately after an accident, and as Florida law does not require all drivers and passengers to wear a helmet, future medical costs may be incurred. Additionally, insurance companies may argue was comparatively negligible for their physical damages if medical treatment was ignored.
Call the appropriate emergency services. Reporting your accident will ensure a report has been filed, which will include the details of the crash site. Your attorney can use this document to identify potential defendants and gather eyewitness testimonies.
Why Hire A Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
With over 15 years’ experience handling thousands of personal injury claims throughout Florida and the United States, the Shiner Law Group has the legal acumen to determine the responsible parties, aggressively pursue fair compensation, investigate your claim, and quantify your damages.
Our seasoned trial lawyers understand the immense challenges motorcycle accident victims face, so we provide sound legal solutions to refute innovative defensive strategies and hold negligible parties accountable.
We also gather key evidence to establish culpability, assess the conditions at the scene of the accident, and inspect vehicle components to determine if product liability contributed to your accident.