Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
It’s no secret that many vacationers choose Florida for its world-class resorts and attractions, but what continues to draw significant buzz is the state’s motorcycle community. Florida’s extensive road system is a perfect respite for bike enthusiasts— especially for those visiting from the northeast—who enjoy traveling through some of the nation’s most breathtaking scenery. Like the state’s warm weather, bike season in Florida is virtually year-round, starting with Daytona Bike Week in March and closing with Biketoberfest in October; however, as hundreds of thousands of bike enthusiasts flock to the Sunshine State for these events, accidents, particularly those involving other motor vehicles, are bound to happen.
Helmets And Motorcycle Accidents
While Florida repealed the universal helmet law for riders over the age of 21 in 2000, the risk for injury—even death—remains ever-present. Victims of motorcycle accidents in Florida are known to suffer burns and abrasions, broken bones, facial and spinal cord injuries, as well as traumatic brain damage, all of which can lead to significant medical bills and rehabilitation. Some accident victims may not even be aware of the possibility of physical damage following an accident, or may disregard any discomfort as a non-threatening injury. In any accident situation, victims should always seek immediate medical attention to assess the state of their injuries.
But the road to recovery does not end there. Insurance companies, regardless of fault, will always seek to mitigate their financial liability by employing loopholes to reduce, stall, or outright deny damage claims. Motorcycle accident victims should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can facilitate insurance negotiations and fight on behalf of your legal and financial interests.
The Reality of Motorcycle Accidents
Florida roads are crowded: with over 14 million licensed drivers in the state, sharing the roadway with domestic and international visitors further exacerbates driving conditions. Moreover, drivers who operate their vehicles under the influence, or drivers who fail to adapt to inclement weather or are altogether unfamiliar with Florida’s roadways inevitably contribute to what should have been a preventable car accident.
Drivers should, first and foremost, be cognizant that they share the roadway with others and should be more attentive to drivers who operate motorcycles. Motorcyclists have far less protection than standard vehicles, which makes the risk for sustaining life-threatening injuries a sobering reality. Regardless of how experienced a motorcyclist may be, few things can protect them against the negligent actions of other drivers on the road. Not only that, but motorcyclists are also at a grave disadvantage when they are involved in a collision with a truck. For this reason, it is not uncommon for riders to suffer severe—and often catastrophic—injuries in an accident that can result in costly medical bills, time spent out of work, and more.
Take Advantage of Our Free Case Evaluation
At the Shiner Law Group, we understand the complexity of motorcycle accident cases. For over 15 years, we have helped our clients build the most compelling claim 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 compensation you deserve.
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. Just as we share the road, let us share the burden so you can focus on recovery.
Speak with a Shiner Law Group Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Do not wait to call a motorcycle accident attorney. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call our offices today for a free consultation by filling out our case evaluation form or calling us at (561) 777-7700. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, and the surrounding cities.