There are many reasons why you might choose to ride a motorcycle in Florida, whether it is because you enjoy the culture, love driving down the beautiful seaside landscape, or just 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, air bags, or a crumple zone to protect you in the event of the accident. Because of this, injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident can be severe or even fatal.
At the Law Firm of Andrew Winston, we understand just how devastating motorcycle accidents can be. 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.
At the Law Firm of Andrew Winston, we have successfully helped many clients recover compensation after a motorcycle accident, and we have also seen many different types of 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 capitols 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 you are hit by a distracted or intoxicated driver, 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 that someone was speeding, rolling through a stop sign, changing lanes on a solid white line, or even blowing through a red light. Whatever the cause of your accident, our attorneys at the Law Firm of Andrew Winston 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 that should have been repaired by the city or designer, 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 obviously help to some extent, but there is only so much they can do. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
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.
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 Law Firm of Andrew Winston.
Because Florida follows modified comparative negligence laws when it comes to personal injury cases, your Andrew Winston attorney will work assiduously to prove that the party who caused your injury bears at least 51% of the responsibility. Even if your own negligence contributed to the accident to some extent, you may still be entitled to some form of remuneration, as long as your contribution was less than 50% of the cause of your accident and injuries.
You have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim, so do not wait any longer to contact the Law Firm of Andrew Winston. We will dedicate the time and attention necessary to carry out a detailed and extensive investigation in order to determine which parties need to 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 attorney at Andrew Winston will pursue each and every one of them.
When you contact Andrew Winston, you will be given the opportunity 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 Law Firm of Andrew Winston.