Alafaya Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While all collisions that involve motor vehicles can result in serious injuries, certain types of accidents are known for being particularly deadly. Collisions between motorists and motorcyclists, for example, tend to have especially devastating consequences for motorcyclists, who do not benefit from the same protections, such as seat belts and airbags, that are available to the average motorist.
Because motorcycle accidents almost always result in debilitating injuries, the medical expenses and lost wages of victims typically exceed the limits of their insurance policies. This can leave many accident victims unsure of where to turn, while also grappling with hefty medical bills. If you find yourself in this situation, you do not need to go through this experience alone. Please call our experienced Alafaya motorcycle accident lawyers to learn more about your rights to compensation under Florida law.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Dangerous?
While some car accidents can be defined as minor, only resulting in a few scratches or dents, motorcycle accidents are unique in that they are almost always violent events. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that more than 80 percent of all motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist, a trend that can largely be attributed to the fact that:
- Ejection from the motorcycle is a common injury pathway for victims, meaning that motorcyclists will forcibly strike objects in their path and on the ground; and
- Motorcycles lack the crashworthiness of passenger vehicles, as they not only weigh much less and are far less bulky, but also lack a roof, door beams, airbags, and seatbelts and are less stable than four wheel vehicles.
If you suffered a severe injury in a motorcycle accident, please feel free to reach out to our legal team to learn more about your recovery options.
Motorcycle accidents, like any type of vehicle-related crash, have a number of different causes. It is estimated, however, that as many as one-third of collisions between vehicles and motorcycles are the result of left turning drivers crossing into the path of a motorcyclist. It is also not uncommon for these types of accidents to involve the motorcycle being sideswiped or struck on the side by a vehicle passing on its left.
Most motorcycle accidents can be traced back to distraction and speeding on the part of motorists, who generally have a much harder time seeing smaller vehicles like motorcycles. This type of conduct can prove especially dangerous when a driver is following a motorcyclist too closely, as even a collision that would normally qualify as a fender bender between two similar-sized vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries for the motorcyclist, who could be flung onto the car in front of him or her, causing broken bones, lacerations, head trauma, and abdominal injuries.
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To speak with an experienced Alafaya motorcycle accident lawyer about seeking compensation for your crash-related injuries, please call Israoui Law at our office at 407-381-4529 or complete one of our brief online contact forms. We are here to address your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week.