Riding a motorcycle along Orlando’s roadways is fun and exhilarating until a reckless driver causes an accident. If your motorcycle ride turned disastrous the second another motorist failed to share the road, you might be entitled to compensation.
An Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer can investigate your accident to determine what happened and who is liable for your damages. They can perform this critical service for you as you recover from your injuries.
Motorcycles are dangerous in that they provide no protection in the event of a serious crash. If your ride in the Florida sunshine—or on a rainy day—resulted in serious or permanent injuries, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, now for a free case evaluation at (800) 924-3113.
Liability for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are far too common throughout Florida. According to information from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), more than 9,000 motorcycle accidents occurred during 2018.
With blind spots surrounding 42 percent of a vehicle, motorcyclists are at risk when a driver makes a sudden move. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 41 percent of all motorcycle crashes occur due to drivers who state they did not see the motorcycle.
There are no valid excuses or reasons for not watching out for motorcycles. If your motorcycle accident was the result of a driver who failed to give a second look a second thought, you might be entitled to compensation for their negligence.
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How Driver Negligence Causes Motorcycle Accidents
Operating a motorcycle requires training, skill, and a motorcycle endorsement. Motorcyclists have a responsibility to maintain control of their bikes, but they are not responsible for the behavior of other drivers.
Examples of driver negligence include:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way: Forty-two percent of fatal motorcycle accidents occur when a motorist turns left in front of a motorcycle.
- Misjudging the distance of an approaching a motorcycle: A driver pulls out in front of a motorcyclist, leaving its operator no time to avoid a collision
- Engaging in dangerous behaviors behind the wheel: Driver texts, drives under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, or engages in road rage
This is not a complete list of how a motorist can cause a motorcyclist to crash. Identifying the cause of your accident is just one way a personal injury lawyer can help you.
The injuries you experienced may prevent you from ever riding a motorcycle again. We want to assist you with your pursuit of accountability against the driver and their negligent actions.
If you experienced serious injuries in an accident caused by a negligent driver, an Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can help with a civil case. Give us a call us today to schedule your free case evaluation. We can review the details of your accident and talk with you about legal recourse you may have.
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Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Case
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we understand that your inability to work and medical costs are creating great stress for you and your family.
There is never a guarantee of compensation; however, it is important that you fight for the compensation that suits your needs. The following are the types of damages potentially recoverable for your motorcycle accident:
- Pay that you lost due to your inability to work
- Your diminished earnings had you been able to return to the same job as before your accident
- Medical costs associated with your care now and for care moving forward, such as therapies and future surgeries
- Pain and suffering for the negative impact the accident had on your quality of life
The outcome of your personal injury claim and lawsuit depends upon specific details of your accident. Contacting Ben Crump Law, PLLC, as soon as possible, allows us the time we need to review and to prepare your case.
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When a Negligent Driver Causes a Motorcycle Fatality
The NHTSA states the grim reality of riding a motorcycle: Operators and their riders are approximately 28 times more likely to die in an accident per miles traveled as motorists.
Data from the FLHSMV tells us that more than 500 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2018. The sudden death of your loved one can leave you feeling hesitant about pursuing compensation immediately after their death.
While there is no guarantee of possible compensation, there is a strict time limit for pursuing it.
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The Statute of Limitations for Your Motorcycle Accident
Florida Statute § 95.11 generally allows four years to file a personal injury lawsuit and two years for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
A civil case takes time, from collecting evidence to negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement. If we must go to trial, we are willing to do so on your behalf.
We must secure important evidence early on to fully comprehend how the accident occurred and who is at fault. Upon determination of this key information, we can get to work pursuing compensation for you.
We cannot file your lawsuit if you contact us after the statute of limitations expires. We also cannot help you pursue compensation if you accept a settlement without us and your medical condition worsens. We can, however, help you avoid both scenarios if you contact us now.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Helps Motorcyclists Seek Justice
Riding your motorcycle in Orlando requires sharing the road with millions of licensed drivers—including tourists. Visit Orlando reports that approximately 75 million visitors explored Orlando in 2018.
Visitors to any city are often unfamiliar with streets and roads. Relying on navigational devices can leave them distracted and dangerous.
Regardless of who caused your motorcycle accident, an Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can represent you.
There is no fee for securing our services. We collect our fee if and when we win your case. Our desire to help accident victims fight for just is why we are here. Let us get to work for you today.
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