Palm Beach County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Palm Beach County motorcycle drivers enjoy the thrill of the open road; however, there is little to protect them in the event of a catastrophic accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle drivers are more likely to sustain severe and life-threatening injuries than passengers of standard vehicles, with Florida leading the nation in motorcycle-related fatalities. That is when you need an experienced motorcycle injury attorney who can aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve.
At the Shiner Law Group, David Shiner and his award-winning team of trial attorneys have dedicated over 15 years to handling thousands of personal injury claims stemming from motorcycle accidents. We understand the shift tactics employed by insurance companies, and our results-driven approach to the litigation process has allowed us to help victims of negligence obtain pecuniary relief for a broad range of damages. We are committed to safeguarding your legal rights, so do not hesitate to call or visit us online to discuss your case in a free consultation. The Shiner Law Group focuses on the legal complexities, so you can focus on getting your life back.
What Steps Should I Follow If I Am Involved in a Motorcycle Accident?
When a motorcycle driver is injured in an accident, they may be wholly unaware of their legal rights and responsibilities. If conditions permit, contact the authorities and seek immediate medical attention. Insurance companies are income-driven and may avoid liability by attributing injuries to preexisting conditions, especially if medical evaluations are ignored. Motorcycle accident victims can maximize their claim’s financial recovery potential by receiving a thorough prognosis from a trained healthcare professional, which allows your attorney to better quantify your damages – economic and non-economic.
Motorcycle accident victims should never admit fault in the accident report and are encouraged to seek legal counsel prior to speaking with insurance agents. Taking pictures of the crash site and noting the conditions can help your case if it ever goes to trial.
Common Causes Associated with Motorcycle Accident Personal Injury Claims
Motorcycle drivers go to great lengths to operate their vehicles defensively; however, while most accidents are caused by another motorist’s failure to yield, other causes of negligence remain prevalent in Palm Beach County personal injury claims:
- Unsafe road conditions: severe weather, uneven pavement, and construction.
- Aggressive driving, including speeding, lane-splitting, and tailgating.
- Driving under the influence.
Do I Need An Attorney?
From broken bones and internal organ damage to back pain and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), motorcycle accidents often leave victims with extreme medical concerns that quickly exhaust insurance policies. Our experienced motorcycle injury attorneys at the Shiner Law Group can help you obtain financial relief for medical expenses, lost income, disability, and wrongful death, so you can move beyond your accident without the risk of financial hardship.
We will use the discovery process to conduct a complete evaluation of the crash site, work with investigative professionals to gather critical evidence, and review relevant reports to ensure fair compensation is offered; however, if insurance companies do not settle your legal matter in good faith, we are equally prepared to take your case to trial.
Car And Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections
Side impact collisions, or T-bone accidents, are perhaps one of the most common and fatal accidents to occur on Florida roads. Indeed, while many factors such as the driver’s speed and angle of impact ultimately contribute to the damage sustained, determining causation is imperative to proving culpability in a personal injury claim. At the Shiner Law Group, our award-winning car accident attorneys can help you build a compelling case and get you the financial compensation you deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida car accident, contact our law firm by phone or visit us online to discuss your case in a free consultation. The Shiner Law Group provides legal services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case.
Accident Statistics and Dangerous Intersections
With so many cars congesting Florida’s roadways, accidents are unfortunately commonplace. Statistically, the state ranks among the top ten in the US for traffic-related accidents, with Palm Beach County as one of the most dangerous places for drivers and pedestrians.
Common Causes of Intersection Accidents
The majority of personal injury claims resulting from fatal car accidents are caused by aggressive driving, from motorists trying to “make the light” to exceeding the speed limit. Understanding aggressive driving maneuvers can help you avoid an accident and reduce your risk for financial liability:
- Tailgating, or following another vehicle too closely.
- Improper lane changing or failure to signal.
- Unsafe passing or merging.
- Dramatic changes in speed.
- Failure to yield the right of way.
- Failure to observe local traffic safety laws.
- Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or other stimulants.
Intersections are uniquely dangerous because drivers may accelerate their vehicles to avoid stopping at a red light, which may ultimately cause them to collide with another vehicle proceeding through the intersection. When a driver increases their speed, a greater force is transferred to the other vehicle, which may result in severe and debilitating injuries.
Your experienced Florida car accident attorney can help you prove the at-fault driver’s negligence resulted in your injuries; however, the state’s statute of limitations permits car accident victims to bring legal action against another party within four years from the incident.
How An Accident Lawyer Can Help
As Florida’s no-fault insurance laws require drivers to pursue financial compensation through their own insurance company, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you maximize your claim’s financial recovery potential by gathering, examining, and preserving critical evidence.
After any accident, insurance companies will conduct an investigation to minimize liability; however, with the benefit of a Shiner Law Group attorney, you will have the legal resources to review relevant accident documentation, including police and medical reports, as well as any footage, eyewitness testimonies, vehicle maintenance records, black box records, and blood alcohol and drug tests.
To bolster your personal injury claim, accident victims should always seek medical attention and, if conditions permit, gather evidence at the crash site. Take photographs or video of the scene, record the contact information of any person who rendered aid, and note the conditions. Evidence in a side impact collision may disappear within hours, so tread marks and debris can help establish the cause of your accident.