What Are Some Causes of Florida Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycles are a popular way to travel throughout the country, and many Florida residents and tourists choose to enjoy the beautiful Florida days and nights on their bikes. While motorcycle rides can be enjoyable, they can also be dangerous. Accidents involving motorcycles have resulted in lacerations, burns, fractures, and neck and spine injuries.
If you were in a collision when operating or riding on a motorcycle, you may be able to file a personal injury claim, especially when another was negligent. When you need help, seek the counsel of seasoned attorneys. With over 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Roman & Roman can look over your documentation and let you know what settlement amount is possible.
When Cars and Motorcycle Collide
Motorcycle accidents happen for a wide range of reasons. Some bikes collide with trees or poles. In other situations, vehicles and motorcycles strike one another. When a vehicle is turning they may not see a motorcycle, for example. Vehicular turns can lead to motorcycle accidents in the following situations.
- The motorcycle operator does not see the turn happening and attempts to pass the vehicle that is turning.
- When a motorcycle is driving straight through an intersection and they are not seen by a turning car or truck.
- Motorcycles and vehicles are attempting to move past one another.
Crashes can occur between two or more vehicles when there are reckless turns as well, but they are common with motorcycles as motorcycles can be harder to see because they are so much smaller than cars, vans, and trucks. Always an issue, it is essential drivers check their blind spots when navigating roadways.
Road Risks for Motorcyclists
Dangers on the road for motorcyclists include construction debris and areas of wet pavement. When an accident is because of road hazards, another driver may not be the at-fault party. In these situations, an entity may hold some responsibility. Of course, it would have to be proven that the entity engaged in negligent behavior. Discuss your situation with a Florida personal injury lawyer to determine if a person or entity was negligent.
Speeding can also lead to accidents. If a motorcycle rider was traveling at an unsafe speed, it is possible they could be to blame. This is also true if an operator was under the influence. Both drug and alcohol use and speeding are avoidable risks.
After a motorcycle crash, seek medical attention. Injuries should be looked over right away. Then, follow your treatment plan and connect with a personal injury attorney. An experienced lawyer can help you secure financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Were you involved in a Florida motorcycle collision? Compensation for medical bills could be an option. Talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to strengthen your case. When another is negligent, you are not responsible for all of the fees connected to an accident. With over 100 years of combined experience, the personal injury lawyer at Roman & Roman to understand your rights. Schedule your free consultation in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa.