A few weeks ago, a man’s life was changed forever. He was doing what to many people in our area love to do – riding his motorcycle.
That is a great thing about living in and around the Miami area. We have wonderful weather most of the year and we have plenty of motorcycles. In fact, Florida has the second highest amount of registered motorcycles in the US.
Michael Davila was riding his motorcycle near Northwest 79th Street and Northwest 17th Avenue when he was hit by another vehicle and thrown from his bike.
The driver of the other vehicle never slowed down. They never stopped. It was a hit and run that will alter a man’s life forever.
At last check, Davila was in a coma and cannot breathe without the help of machines. He also has two broken shoulders, a spinal cord injury, and liver damage.
“He may never be able to live the same again,” says his girlfriend.
Unfortunately, Davila’s case is nothing out of the ordinary. His injuries are common for motorcyclists who get into accidents.
Motorcyclists have virtually no protection from the impact of another vehicle. Not only that, they usually have a second impact – one with the ground.
The injuries common in these crashes include:
These are major injuries that usually require extensive medical care, from surgery to long-term rehabilitation. Many times, people are permanently disabled.
In Florida’s latest reporting year, the numbers for motorcycle accidents are not good:
While we realize that sometimes motorcycle crashes truly are accidents, often it is the other driver’s negligence that causes people harm.
Distracted drivers are becoming more and more common. They take their eyes off the road to look at text messages and watch videos, not thinking about the consequences.
Impaired drivers have always plagued Florida roadways. In the state, there are over 5,000 alcohol-related crashes a year, many of while are fatal. A motorcyclist is no match for a driver who has made the choice to drink and drive.
If you are in a motorcycle accident, will your insurance cover all of your expenses?
What if you have to miss work and you lose out on income? Will you be able to support your family?
We know that you did not get a motorcycle and plan on getting into an accident. Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other drivers on the roadway. If you need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Miami, you can count on the Dante Law Firm to be by your side. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work with you to recover the compensation you deserve, from helping with medical expenses and lost income to pain and suffering damages. You can contact us by clicking here or calling (305) 949-2526 for a free consultation.