Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Fort Lauderdale? Fight Back

You might choose to ride a motorcycle in Florida for many reasons, whether it is because you enjoy the culture, love driving down the beautiful seaside landscape, or want to save money on gas and fit into smaller parking spaces. There is a lot to like about motorcycles, but one of the major drawbacks is the lack of protection. Unlike people in cars, you do not have a seat belt, airbags, or a crumple zone to protect you in the event of an accident. Because of this, injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident can be severe or even fatal.

We understand how devastating motorcycle accidents can be at The Winston Law Firm. When you need a personal injury attorney in South Florida due to injuries sustained in this type of accident, you can rely on our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers to work aggressively to protect your rights and assist you in your attempts to obtain whatever compensation you may be due.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Miami, Davie, and the Greater South Florida Area

At The Winston Law Firm, we have successfully helped many clients recover compensation after a motorcycle accident and have also seen many motorcycle accident cases. In our experience, some of the most common accident causes include:

Visibility issues. Because motorcycles are relatively small and are not as common a sight as passenger vehicles, many drivers fail to see them when going through an intersection, changing lanes, or even coming to a red light where a motorcyclist is already waiting. However, saying, “I just did not see the motorcycle,” is not a valid excuse for causing an accident.

Distracted or drunk drivers. As one of the vacation capitals of the world, Florida attracts plenty of visitors who want to have a good time. But “having a good time” should never include drinking and driving, texting and driving, or engaging in any other behavior that could endanger motorcyclists and other people on the road. If a distracted or intoxicated driver hits you, whether they are a tourist or a local, contact the law firm of Andrew Winston.

Failure to obey the rules of the road. Sometimes accidents are caused by one or more parties violating the rules of the road, pure and simple. This might mean someone was speeding, rolling through a stop sign, changing lanes on a solid white line, or blowing through a red light. Whatever the cause of your accident, our attorneys at The Winston Law Firm want to hear about your case.

Poor road conditions. In some cases, road hazards such as unmarked potholes or unexpected hairpin turns can lead a motorcyclist to get into an accident. If the road condition was something the city or designer should have repaired, you may be entitled to compensation.

No matter what the specific cause of a motorcycle accident, injuries are frequently bad and may even lead to a permanent disability. Helmets can help to some extent, but there is only so much they can do. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Severe bruising
  • Road rash and surface nerve damage
  • Muscle damage
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractured or broken bones

These injuries may be life-altering and will take time to heal. You should not become financially burdened due to medical bills, lost income, in-home care, and other rehabilitation costs, especially when you were not the one who caused the accident. Your best chance of recovering the compensation you need will be to work with a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer.

Unsure If You Have a Case? Talk to One of Our Attorneys

Sometimes, people who have been injured in a motorcycle accident will hesitate to file a claim because they are worried that they bear some of the responsibility for the accident or believe that a court will assign fault to them due to a bias against motorcycle riders. Even if you are unsure whether or not you have a case, we urge you to contact our motorcycle accident attorneys at The Winston Law Firm

Because Florida follows modified comparative negligence laws regarding personal injury cases, your attorney will work assiduously to prove that the party who caused your injury bears at least 51% of the responsibility. Even if your negligence contributed to the accident to some extent, you may still be entitled to some form of remuneration if your contribution was less than 50% of the cause of your accident and injuries.

Time is of the Essence after a Motorcycle Accident: Contact Us Today

You have a limited time to file a personal injury claim, so do not wait longer to contact The Winston Law Firm. We will dedicate the time and attention necessary to conduct an extensive investigation to determine which parties must be held accountable. We will use all evidence available to build a strong case and prove that another party’s recklessness or negligence directly contributed to your accident and injury.

Whatever means of providing you with financial recompense are available, you can rest assured that your South Florida personal injury attorneys at The Winston Law Firm will pursue every one of them.

When you contact The Winston Law Firm, you will be allowed to schedule a free initial consultation, during which we will go over your case, offer our legal expertise, and answer any questions you may have for us. If we determine that your circumstances merit a lawsuit and you decide to work with us, we will do everything we can to recover compensation for you and help you get your life back on track.

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Get the justice you deserve after a motorcycle accident by working with The Winston Law Firm.