Palm Beach Gardens Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents can have a devastating impact that leaves victims with severe and life-threatening injuries. At the Shiner Law Group, our award-winning motorcycle accident attorneys understand the complex legal challenges motorcycle accident victims face and the innovative litigation strategies employed by insurance companies to shift fault. Our results-driven approach to aggressively advocating on behalf of motorcycle riders has allowed us to safeguard our clients’ legal interests while securing the financial recovery they deserve.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, contact our experienced Palm Beach Gardens motorcycle accident lawyers to discuss your legal rights and options, as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Common Causes of Florida Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders face a unique set of challenges that expose them to a greater risk of personal injury. The motorcycle accident lawyers at the Shiner Law Group provide a list of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Florida:
- Unsafe road conditions. Uneven or cracked roads, severe weather, and wet conditions may cause a motorcycle driver to lose control of their vehicle.
- Safety limitations. Due to a motorcycle’s relatively small size, other motorists may fail to see or yield to motorcycle riders.
- Aggressive or distracted driving. Speeding, tailgating, lane sharing, driving under the influence, and other unsafe road behaviors exacerbates the risk of personal injury.
Pursuing a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Florida is a comparatively negligent state: a percentage of fault can be attributed to several parties responsible for causing the accident. Per the negligence standard, motorcycle accident victims must show that the at-fault party’s traffic safety law violation, such as a car making an illegal turn at an intersection, directly caused the injuries sustained; however, claimants do not need to prove a legal duty of care was owed.
Claimants can bring a personal injury legal cause of action against negligible parties within four years in the state of Florida, or two years in cases of wrongful death, for damages including, but not limited to, pain and suffering, medical treatment and rehabilitation, periods of disability, lost income and benefits, reduced earning capacity, and a permanent inability to engage in gainful employment.
Florida does not require riders over the age of 21 to wear a helmet, though insurance companies may argue that forgoing a helmet is comparatively negligible, despite riders operating within the confines of the law. While motorcycle riders may be covered under a personal injury protection (PIP) policy, PIP benefits do not apply motorcycles.
How A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
Victims injured in a motorcycle accident should seek the legal counsel of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who understands the underlying causes of injury, as representation is vital to securing the strongest financial recovery package. At the Shiner Law Group, our motorcycle accident attorneys have over 15 years’ experience representing Palm Beach Gardens victims and their families in incidents arising from negligence.
Our seasoned law firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts because we are committed to safe riding practices and believe negligible parties should be held accountable for their reckless behavior. We conduct a thorough evaluation of the crash site, review relevant documents (police, medical, and accident reports), obtain eyewitness testimony, and work with a network of accident reconstructionists to help you build the most compelling claim.
Speak with a Palm Beach Gardens Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you or someone you love been injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct of another? Call us at (561) 777-7700 or contact us online for a free case review. The Shiner Law Group represents personal injury and wrongful death victims in Palm Beach Gardens and the surrounding counties.