Florida is known as a welcoming environment for motorcyclists, hosting numerous bike shows and other motorcycle related events year-round. Unfortunately, motorcyclists frequently become the victims of accidents due to the negligence of other drivers. Motorcyclists who are involved in traffic crashes face an extremely high risk of serious injury as a result of the accident. According to data from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 90,000 motorcyclists are injured in traffic accidents per year. These motorcyclists will frequently experience severe injury, traumatic brain injury, or death as a result of the accident. In 2008 alone, Florida tragically saw over 500 motorcyclists killed as a result of traffic accidents, trailing only California as the State with the highest number of motorcyclists killed nationwide.
Accidents involving motorcyclists are often the result of other drivers’ inattentiveness, distraction, or intoxication. These victims often do not have any warning of the danger, and have no opportunity to avoid the accident. Recovery can be slow, painful, costly, and incomplete. Both the victims and their family are likely to face a distressing and painful period of recovery, and the prospect of a life forever impacted by the negligent, careless, or reckless conduct of the at-fault driver.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the party at fault. Monetary damages are generally recoverable by the victim and/or their family, including the costs of past and future medical bills, past and future wage loss, the loss of ability to earn money, emotional distress, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.
Motorcycle accidents involve many complex issues concerning insurance policies issued to both the motorcyclist and the at-fault party, health insurance, Uninsured Motorist coverage, and relevant portions of Florida statutory and case law. To present a claim against the at-fault driver and their insurer, it is essential that a thorough investigation be undertaken as soon as possible after the accident, in order to preserve relevant evidence. Witnesses must be interviewed, and inspections conducted at the scene of the accident and of the vehicles involved. It is often necessary to consult with engineers, accident reconstructionists, and other experts in order to effectively present the victim’s claim.
The attorneys at the law firm of Syprett Meshad are experienced in investigating the claims of motorcyclists injured or killed as the result of traffic accidents, presenting those claims to relevant insurers, and taking your case to trial to protect your right to compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured, or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, our team of attorneys and staff can assist you through this difficult process.
Free consultation and no attorney’s fees unless you recover compensation for your claim . Your initial consultation with the attorneys of Syprett Meshad is free of charge. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning that you are not responsible for paying any attorney’s fees unless we are successful in obtaining you compensation for your claim. Please contact us today for your free consultation.