Motorcycle Accident Attorney Longwood, FL
Motorcycle Accident Attorney’s David and Philpot,PL Personal Injury Law in Longwood, FL believes motorcyclists are a special group of people. Many people across the country are motorcycle enthusiasts. They love the feeling of the open road without the confines of a vehicle frame and windows surrounding them and feeling that can only come from riding a bike. Motorcyclists have every right to be on the highway and enjoy the open road. Tragically, despite taking all kinds of safety precautions, many motorcyclists lose their lives in the very thing that brings them joy. According to national statistics, approximately 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents every year. And each year, this number appears to increase. Those victims who are fortunate enough to survive are often left with catastrophic injuries and permanent disabilities.
Many riders face treacherous scenarios every day and are constantly up against the misconception they are always taking chances on the roads. This usually implies dangerous passing/overtaking, speeding and even riding while intoxicated.
Motorcyclists who ride on our highways face many dangers, which is why it’s important to know a motorcycle accident attorney in Longwood, FL. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents can include sudden lane changes without signaling, debris such as tread from big rigs in sitting in the middle of the road. What was supposed to be an enjoyable ride has now turned into you or your loved one’s worst nightmare.
Actually, what is often the case, is that riders are struck by vehicles whose drivers are either inattentive or driving recklessly. This ‘blindness’ car drivers have of motorcyclists occurs all too often. Academic studies have found that riders were NOT at fault 66 percent of the time and that, in fact, drivers in vehicles are failing to detect and recognize motorcyclists sharing the road with them.
Because of the frequency of these types of accidents, they should be handled by an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Longwood, FL, such as David and Philpot, Personal Injury Law, who has a practice area dedicated to motorcycle crashes. At David and Philpot, PL, we have been advocating for motorcycle accident victims for many years and are here to assist you and your family.
Riders can be injured by another party and bear the brunt of force in many ways such as:
• Being side-swiped after a vehicle makes a left turn into rider’s path/ failing to yield to a motorcycle.
• Being rear-ended
• Road users changing lanes and emerging from intersections
• Road surface issues
• Possible defective motorcycle parts
If you consider the absence of airbags and surrounding support structures that are present in cars, motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable on the road. This means that their injuries are likely to be much more severe and many times fatal. Even the use of safety helmets (recommended but not yet required by law in some states) may not be sufficient to prevent being hurt. Riders can fall victim to very serious injuries that may include traumatic brain injury, spinal trauma, broken bones, and paralysis.
Unfortunately, statistics show that the motorcycle accidents are increasing and can be deadly. Statistics also show that overwhelmingly most of the accidents are not the riders’ fault. The reality is that drivers do not pay attention to motorcycles on the highway. They don’t see what is there to be seen. Because of driver inattentiveness, innocent riders are hurt or killed every day.
Worse, when a motorcyclist brings a claim in front of a jury there may be hidden prejudices that exist either limiting or eliminating the rights of the rider. Some people will want punish a rider for not wearing a helmet even though the law does not require a helmet to be worn in Florida. Careful consideration of who is on your jury needs to be made to uncover these hidden prejudices, which is why it’s important to have a motorcycle accident attorney in Longwood, FL on your side.
In order to protect your legal rights, you should first understand the basics of motorcycle accident injury claims. It is also wise to retain a motorcycle accident attorney Longwood, FL trusts experienced in handling claims involving motorcycles. Before hiring an attorney you need to know that your attorney understands the legal issues involved in handling a motorcycle accident case.
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Longwood, FL will have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation and identify the responsible party (or parties). Drivers who fail to see and acknowledge motorcyclists contribute to collisions over and over again. Motorcycle accidents far too often end with fatal consequences for the rider and lifelong grief for family members.
To find out whether a viable case can be pursued, David and Philpot, Personal Injury Law, has accident different motorcycle accident experts we work with to ensure that your recovery includes the long-term costs of a catastrophic injury. Call today for a free initial consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys.
When you retain a motorcycle accident attorney in Longwood, FL, David and Philpot, Personal Injury Law, we set out to investigate the case to gather and secure evidence. We track down whether there are any witnesses to the accident. Often witnesses have differing accounts of what they remember seeing. These differing accounts have to be reconciled in a meaningful manner so the jury can understand why someone is at fault, and why the motorcyclist is not at fault. This is crucial when litigating motorcycle accident claims.
We can help you with your claim. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorney Longwood, FL trusts will investigate your case and secure evidence on your behalf. We understand that you may be out of work for long periods of time and that impacts your family income. We understand the importance of obtaining a recovery sufficient to cover, not only your medical bills but also the injuries you sustained.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, fill out our free case evaluation form. We will contact you right away to discuss your potential claim.