Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Florida
At MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Florida understand that while there are more than 591,000 motorcycles registered in Florida, passenger vehicle drivers rarely give the riders the respect they deserve on our roadways.
All motorcyclists have the same rights to the road as other motorists, but they are often edged out of their lanes or challenged by much larger vehicles, which can lead to serious accidents and catastrophic injuries to the rider.
According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 9,143 motorcycle crashes on our roadways last year, which caused nearly 5,700 injuries — almost 2,100 of which were catastrophically life-changing — and 531 deaths.
Our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys help riders hold the negligent drivers who caused their collisions, injuries, and loved one’s deaths liable for their financial recovery, so they can pursue the best outcome available for their unique circumstances.
What are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida?
There is nothing ordinary about being thrown from a motorcycle after being hit by a distracted driver, but it happens thousands of times a year in Florida.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Unfortunately, it is almost always the motorcyclist who is on the losing end of these collisions, which can have life-changing consequences, simply because a driver wanted to check their text messages while behind the wheel.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents in Florida that can leave the rider with catastrophic injuries may include:
- Drivers making left turns in front of a motorcyclist
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Aggressive and reckless driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Drivers who disobey traffic signs and signals
- Opening car doors without checking their surroundings
- Reversing a vehicle without looking
- Motorcycle defects
- Dangerous road conditions
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Florida at MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent driver for your financial recovery.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers represent clients in the following practice areas throughout the state:
What are the Most Common Injuries Associated with Motorcycle Accidents in Florida?
Our Florida helmet laws state if a motorcyclist has an insurance policy of a minimum of$10,000 in medical benefits and are over the age of 21, he or she may operate a motorcycle without a helmet.
Conversely, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the lifetime costs of a traumatic brain injury — which is often the result of a motorcycle collision where the rider is not wearing a helmet — can easily reach millions of dollars, depending on the injured person’s unique and long-term needs.
Even when a rider is wearing protective headgear, motorcycle accident injuries can be life-changing, and may include:
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Facial fractures
- Muscle, ligament, and tendon tears
- Injuries to extremities, including hands, arms, feet, knees, and legs
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Loss of limbs
- Neck and spine injuries
- Road rash that requires skin grafting
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a tragic collision, contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Florida today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your complete compensation needs.
How Can the Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys Help Me Pursue Financial Recovery?
When someone is hurt in a traffic collision, the at-fault party’s insurance company is going to do everything they can to deny the injured party’s claim.
That is where MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys can step in and protect you from their insurance provider’s intimidating phone calls, so you are never in any danger of jeopardizing the integrity of your personal injury claim.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Florida will:
- Route all communication with the insurance company through our office
- Ensure you never sign any paperwork that is not approved by our law firm first
- Gather evidence, witness statements, and medical treatment requirements to build your case for success
- File a legal personal injury claim with the negligent party’s insurance company
- Negotiate with the insurance company to pursue the best outcome for your unique financial compensation needs
Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers will keep you updated throughout each phase of your legal claim, and if negotiations with the insurance company should break down at any time, we will litigate your claim inside the courtroom.
Contact Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Florida for a Free Case Evaluation Today
If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash caused by a negligent driver, chances are you have a long road to recovery, which will require lengthy medical care and extended time away from work. You should not be responsible for paying those expenses out of pocket. Contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Florida at MLG Injury Law – Accident Injury Attorneys to schedule a free consultation today by calling (786) 206-8807 to learn more about your legal options to pursue financial recovery.