Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand the risks of driving a motorcycle go beyond the vehicle’s comparatively limited protection: most accidents are caused by another motorist’s failure to yield, motorcycle drivers often sustain severe and debilitating injuries, and insurance companies are quick to shift fault or deny financial liability.
Indeed, when a motorcycle driver in Florida has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it can be difficult to pursue fair compensation.
For over 15 years, our award-winning motorcycle accident attorneys have successfully advocated for thousands of victims and their families in Florida and recovered millions of dollars in settlements. We are committed to providing sound legal solutions to help our clients obtain the substantial and favorable results they deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, our seasoned law firm is standing by to discuss the details if your case in a free consultation. Visit us online or contact us by phone today to review your legal rights and responsibilities. We can answer any questions you may have and assist with filing your motorcycle accident claim.
The Shiner Law Group operates on a contingency-fee basis: you do not pay anything unless we win your case.
Conditions Commonly Associated with Florida Motorcycle Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcycle driver is 37 times more likely to sustain a fatal injury in an accident when compared to the passengers and driver of a standard motor vehicle.
As most accidents are caused by another motorist’s negligence, it is important for motorcycle drivers to recognize the conditions that are commonly associated with personal injury claims:
Road quality: Unlike standard passenger vehicles, motorcycles are often limited to two wheels, which makes avoiding cracked pavement and potholes more difficult to avoid and recover from.
Inclement weather: Florida is known for its severe weather, and wet conditions on the road may cause a motorcycle driver to lose control of their vehicle.
Vehicle protection: A motorcycle’s small size often prevents other motorists from seeing the vehicle, resulting in an accident.
Aggressive driving: Unsafe road behaviors, including, but not limited to, speeding, tailgating, lane sharing, and driving under the influence are common causes for personal injury claims stemming from motorcycle accidents.
Recovering Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you bring legal action against an at-fault party for economic and non-economic damages caused by a breach of legal duty. The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is four years from the incident in the state of Florida or two years in cases of wrongful death.
Insurance companies are known to take advantage of victims who lack the benefit of legal representation, so building a solid foundation for your claim is paramount to securing the financial compensation you deserve.
Victims of Florida motorcycles accidents may be entitled to a broad range of damages: pain and suffering, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, periods of disability, and wrongful death. In rare circumstances, a judge may also award punitive damages for gross negligence.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Motorcycle Accident Attorney