Florida Motorcycle Collision Risks
As motorcycle enthusiasts will tell you, there are plenty of beautiful rides in South Florida. With access to an open view of blue water and beaches, many Florida residents and visitors take to their motorcycles to enjoy the weather and views. But while motorcycles are the preferred mode of transportation for many, there are accident risks. And because motorcycle operators and passengers do not have the same protections as individuals in a car, severe injuries are possible.
If you or someone in your family is recovering from a motorcycle collision, connect with a Delray Beach personal injury attorney to discuss what your financial recovery could look like. Seasoned attorneys are available to fight for the monetary support you need so you can access the care you and your loved one need. Your lawyer can fight for you while you put energy into rebuilding your life.
Dangers from Other Vehicles
Campaigns focused on sharing roads have helped to raise awareness for motorcycle and bicycle rights. These campaigns are important as they remind car drivers that many on the roads are smaller and not as visible. But even though progress has been made, there are still times when larger vehicles are not paying attention or fail to follow traffic rules and strike someone on a bike. Turning vehicles are particularly dangerous to individuals on motorcycles. A car or truck may not realize a motorcycle is passing, for example.
Lane changes also create accident dangers. Or if a parked car opens a door or veers unexpectedly, it can be a surprise to a motorcyclist who then loses control of their bike as they attempt to react to the change in conditions. Naturally, weather conditions can exacerbate all of these risks as well.
Behavior of Motorcycle Operator
While conditions and other vehicles often carry fault, there are also circumstances in which the actions of the motorcycle operator created risks. When a motorcycle is traveling at a speed that is high and unsafe, they may be held partially liable. This is also possible if the operator was under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
Car accident claims and lawsuits are not always simple. If there are multiple pirates involved and varying levels of responsibility for the injurious event, negotiations can be complex. When you talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney, you will learn about the value of your claim and move toward a settlement to pay off medical fees and other accident expenses.
Is filing a claim more than you can handle as you are spending your time and energy on healing? You do not have to learn the ins and outs of personal injury law. Instead, connect with the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach to access a full and fair settlement. Motorcycle accidents can lead to high medical bills and lost wages, but recovery could be in your future. Our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of individuals for over 30 years. Call our office at 561-265-2220 or contact us online to get your accident claim started.