Do you own a motorcycle? If you do, we know that you love getting out there and going for a ride. There are few places that offer better weather for year around motorcycle riding. In fact, Florida is second only to California when it comes to motorcycle ownership, with nearly 600,000 registered motorcycles in the state. That’s a bunch of people out there enjoying the freedom of a motorcycle.
But what happens if you get hit by a reckless driver?
We know you may need a motorcycle accident attorney in Hollywood. The Dante Law Firm is here to make sure you are treated fairly and compensated enough to cover all of your expenses.
The facts speak for themselves – most people who are involved in a motorcycle crash are either injured or killed. In Florida during the latest reporting year, there were 10,331 motorcycle crashes. Out of those:
Nearly 90 percent of all crashes caused an injury or death.
Because, a motorcyclist has little to no protection from the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds.
And they are hit twice – once by the vehicle, once by the ground. Two impacts that can both cause injuries.
Common injuries include road rash, bruises, and lacerations. Unfortunately, more major injuries also occur.
Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, they can still sustain severe internal organ damage or a spinal cord injury. These types of injuries can require surgery to repair and often rehabilitation is needed to heal.
Sometimes, there are long-term disabilities that will prevent you from returning to work.
Motorcycle accidents happen in much the same way regular vehicle accidents do, but drivers tend to be more careless around motorcycles. Some drivers are even annoyed at motorcyclists, choosing to purposefully follow them too closely. This can be dangerous if a cyclist has to stop suddenly.
Drunk drivers are especially dangerous to motorcycle riders, as are drivers who think it is okay to look at their phones. Distracted driving is becoming more and more of a problem for everyone on the roadway.
A motorcycle accident that results in an injury can quickly cause high medical bills to roll in. Surgery often costs more than $100 thousand and spinal cord injuries can result in costs of more than $1 million in just the first year of care.
What if you are unable to return to work?
Will insurance cover more than just your medical expenses?
If someone else’s negligence has caused you harm when you were riding on your motorcycle, don’t wait to seek legal assistance. The Dante Law Firm has a knowledgeable and experienced team standing by to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, from medical expenses and lost income to pain and suffering damages. Our Hollywood motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to review your case now. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.