If you are a motorcycle owner, you know the freedom of getting out on the road and feeling the breeze blow by. Being able to enjoy yourself on a motorcycle is a great feeling and you expect to be safe when you hit the road.
Unfortunately, despite every safety precaution you may take, sometimes accidents happen when you are on your motorcycle and you may need a motorcycle accident attorney in Hallandale Beach. At the Dante Law firm, we specialize in the dynamics of a motorcycle crash and are ready to help you.
Owning a motorcycle is a big responsibility, but we know you take it seriously. If you are a motorcycle owner, you take steps to ensure you are safe, from obtaining a motorcycle license to getting proper insurance coverage. You may have even taken motorcycle safety courses to ensure you know how to handle any situation you might encounter on the road. You do this because owning a motorcycle is fun and it offers a freedom that driving a car doesn’t. You want to be responsible for your life and for your family.
In Florida, and other places around the country, there are even multiple “bike weeks” that let motorcycle riders celebrate their ownership. When operated properly, motorcycles are safe.
Unfortunately, the risk of serious injury during an accident is higher for motorcycle owners. No matter how many safety precautions a motorcycle owner may take before getting on the road, there is simply not the same about of protection that a traditional vehicle offers. There are no metal surroundings and no airbags. When a heavier motor vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the chance of damage to the motorcycle and the people on it is high.
If a careless vehicle driver hits you while you are on your motorcycle, a serious personal injury could occur that can cause you to incur major medical expenses. You could miss work and your family’s well-being could be at jeopardy. If you are riding with a passenger, their injuries can compound an already scary and confusing incident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accidents fatalities. Across the country, according to 2016 data, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. These numbers don’t include devastating injuries.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, please make sure all of your medical emergencies are handled appropriately. Even if the accident seems minor, seek treatment, as even injuries that seem minor can hide major internal complications. Get proper documentation, from the police reports to insurance information of all parties involved.
After that, you may need a Hollandale Beach motorcycle accident attorney. At the Dante Law Firm, P.A., we are ready to help you navigate issues of who was at fault as well as insurance claims. Please do not talk to insurance companies until you have all the facts available and have examined all of your options. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526.