There’s no denying that motorcycles of all types are popular, especially in Florida. Any time you are out and about in the Miami Gardens area, you are sure to see many people on their bikes. Florida ranks as the state with the second highest number of motorcycles in the United States, with well over 500,000.
If you are a motorcycle owner, we know you take steps to remain safe when you are riding. Unfortunately, there are many motorists on the roadway who disregard motorcyclists. If someone else has crashed into you while you were riding, you may need a motorcycle accident attorney in Miami Gardens. At the Dante Law Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you.
If you are a regular motorcycle rider, it is no surprise to you that some drivers are careless around motorcyclists. They often follow too closely, sometimes pretending they don’t see them. We know you take steps to mitigate an accident.
If a driver is intoxicated, the damage they can do to others on the roadway could be detrimental – especially to someone on a motorcycle. There is not much protection for a motorcyclists against the force of a vehicle and the ground. Common injuries include road rash and broken bones, but often, the damage is much worse. Internal injuries are common in motorcycle accidents, as is major head trauma. Many of these injuries require surgery and could mean long-term rehabilitation.
Another major problem for motorcycle riders is distracted drivers. If someone is looking down at their phones and not watching the roadway, they certainly won’t be paying attention to those on a cycle around them. This is negligent driving behavior.
Whether a driver is impaired or distracted, they should be held liable for their behavior if they cause damages or injuries. There is a chance that insurance won’t cover all of your needs, especially if you have to miss work and lose out on valuable income. If you are disabled for the short or long term after an accident, you may be scared about the future.
In Florida, there were over 515 fatalities and around 8,000 injuries in motorcycle accidents last year. While we know this is not something you plan on, when it happens, you need to know the next steps.
At the Dante Law Firm, we don’t think someone else’s negligence should mean you have to suffer financially. A motorcycle accident can mean high medical bills that could consume your life and destroy your credit. If you have to miss work, especially for an extended period of time, the lost income could jeopardize your livelihood. We want to work with you to get the compensation you deserve so you can focus on healing and taking care of your family. Our experienced attorneys will work with all parties involved until we reach a fair outcome for you. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.