Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
In 2017 (the most recent data available), there were just under 10,000 motorcycle accidents in Florida, resulting in over 500 motorcycle fatalities and nearly 8,000 motorcycle injuries. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), those numbers rank Florida first for motorcycle accident fatalities in the country. So, not only is riding a motorcycle dangerous in and of itself, riding a motorcycle in Florida is especially dangerous. At Israoui Law, our Orlando motorcycle accident lawyers recognize how vulnerable motorcyclists are to accidents and serious injuries compared to other motorists. With this awareness, our goal is to obtain maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims and improve the safety of Florida roads for motorcyclists.
Why Are Motorcycle Accidents So Serious?
When motorcyclists are involved in an accident with a car or truck, their injuries are often serious and catastrophic because a motorcycle does not provide protection like a larger vehicle. These traumatic injuries, including head, neck, and spinal cord injuries, can result in permanent disabilities or even death. The typical motorcycle accident only allows the motorcyclist less than two seconds to complete all collision avoidance actions, which means little can be done (by the motorcyclist) to lessen the severity of the accident. Weather conditions, like wind and rain, also make it more likely for someone on a motorcycle to wipe out, given slippery—and possibly poorly maintained—roads.
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Occur So Frequently in Florida?
The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents. In most cases, the driver of the other vehicle involved in the collision did not see the motorcycle before the collision or did not see the motorcycle until it was too late to avoid the collision. Many other motorcycle accidents involve left-hand turns, where a motorist turns into a motorcyclist traveling straight. Frequently, these accidents happen simply because the car or truck driver didn’t look properly before turning. Distracted driving, such as texting and cellphone use, is another issue. A driver who looks away from the road for two seconds doubles the risk of getting into a crash. That two-second lapse in judgment could cost a motorcyclist his or her life.
How Can an Orlando Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?
After a motorcycle accident, your injuries may be severe and life-changing. An experienced Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer can help ensure you receive fair compensation for all you have suffered and lost. Israoui Law is prepared to represent motorcycle accident injury victims, with proven experience and results on our side. Our motorcycle accident lawyers have answers to all your questions about making a legal claim, and we can protect and assert your rights against insurance companies and at-fault parties. Any attorneys’ fees and costs you owe us are contingent on the recovery award we obtain for you, which means you pay us nothing until the successful conclusion of your case.