Florida is a popular state for motorcyclists due to its weather and access to miles and miles of coastline. Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and also practical for many people, though with the benefits also come risks. Specifically, motorcyclists run the risk of crashing and sustaining serious or even life-changing injuries. If you suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, you should contact our experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to learn about your rights.
Who Caused Your Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcyclists usually only have a helmet and protective clothing to shield them from injuries, if that. They don’t have seatbelts, airbags, or the steel frame of a motor vehicle to protect them from an impact with another vehicle or the ground. For this reason, motorcyclists often sustain severe injuries, and many people face piles of medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. Because the losses from a motorcycle crash can be so substantial, it is critical to recognize who can be held liable for the accident.
There are many possible causes of motorcycle accidents, including:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving, including speeding or tailgating
- Dangerous passing
- A driver cutting off a motorcycle
- A driver turning in front of a motorcycle
- Drunk driving
- Running traffic signals
- Violating any other traffic safetylaws
- Negligent motorcycle operator (if you were a passenger)
- Dangerous road hazards
- Defective motorcycles that malfunction
While other drivers are often at fault, the party liable for a crash may also be a corporation or even a government entity. An experienced attorney can review what happened and help you seek compensation from the right parties.
Discuss Your Injuries with our Skilled Seminole County Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Quattrochi and Torres helps victims of motorcycle accidents recover for their losses and move forward in the best situation possible. For a free consultation with our motorcycle accident attorney, call 407.452.4918 or contact us online right away.