Winter Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
According to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 9,143 motorcycle crashes in Florida in 2018. 7,849 riders and 621 passengers were injured in these crashes while 531 riders and 25 passengers died from their injuries. In recent years, Florida has been ranked as the number one state for motorcycle accident fatalities. While fatalities have declined some, pushing Florida down a few spots on the list, the fact remains that motorcycle riders are at risk every time they get on their bikes. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident crash, let the Winter Park motorcycle accident lawyers at Israoui Law help.
What Makes Motorcycle Accidents So Serious?
Motorcycle riders often have serious to catastrophic injuries in an accident because they have little protection as compared to those in larger vehicles. Even with proper safety gear, a rider’s body often makes direct impact with a vehicle, resulting in injuries to the spinal cord, neck, back, brain, and more. Some riders never recover from their injuries and are left with permanent impairment and residual pain.
Motorcycle riders typically only have a second or two to react and engage any collision avoidance actions. That means motorcyclists may not be able to do anything to lessen the severity of the collision. Also, adverse weather conditions or road hazards can make it more likely that a motorcycle rider may lose control of their bike and wipe out.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Occur So Frequently in Florida
In many cases, drivers of cars and trucks don’t take the extra precautions necessary to detect motorcyclists on Florida roads and highways. They don’t see the motorcycle at all, or until it’s too late to avoid an accident. In other accident claims, drivers make a left turn into a motorcycle who is traveling straight on the road. These accidents occur because the vehicle or truck driver was not looking closely before starting their turn.
Other accidents that are not only specific to motorcycles involve distracted drivers. People often think of distracted driving as texting and driving, but there are plenty of other distractions that qualify. Anyone reading their GPS, changing the radio station, talking to people in the back seat, eating or drinking, putting on makeup, etc., are all guilty of distracted driving. All it takes is a momentary lapse in judgment to cost a motorcycle rider their life. Something as fast as looking away for two seconds is enough to cause a fatal collision.
Contact Our Winter Park Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you are the injured victim in a motorcycle collision, your resulting injuries may be life-changing. You need to retain an experienced Winter Park motorcycle accident lawyer who has the skills necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your current medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more.
Please don’t attempt to pursue a claim on your own, let our legal team help. Contact Israoui Law today to schedule a consultation. Our Winter Park motorcycle accident lawyers are here to answer all your questions and help protect your rights. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations. You have nothing to lose by scheduling a meeting with us to learn more about how we can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.