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Flagler County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Being injured in a motorcycle accident is serious business. I remember when I was about 8 years old my uncle was badly injured when her was run into a concrete barrier simply because a motorist did not see him. The injuries were horrific, they scared me at the time and they still do. When you are riding a motorcycle you simply do not have the same protections as a motorist.
If you or a loved one has been injured by another drivers negligence, I would be honored to represent you and seek full compensation for your injury.
These accidents are a serious problem in Central Florida. Flagler County and Palm Coast have year-round beautiful weather and scenic views along the back roads and the ocean. With all the beautiful surroundings it’s no surprise that many drivers become distracted and collide with motorcycles.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Result in Life Changing Injuries
Motorcycle accidents result in a high number of fatalities and catastrophic injuries because the rider and passenger are so exposed, and thus more vulnerable in an accident. Motorcycle accidents account for a significant number of traumatic brain injuries. The likelihood and severity of a brain injury can be reduced by helmet use, but the risks are significant even for helmeted riders.
Common Causes of Palm Coast Motorcycle Accidents
While some accidents occur through the motorcyclist’s own fault, I have observed most riders to have heightened awareness of safety issues due to the dangers they face. Many more motorcycle-related injuries occur due to someone else’s negligence, usually due to a driver not seeing the motorcycle. The most common motorcycle accident involves a car or truck making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
Other common motorcycle accidents include:
Car Drivers changing lanes into a motorcycle
Drivers misjudging distance or failing to notice a motorcyclist stopped at a stop sign or stoplight and rear ending the bike
Many of these accidents occur because drivers simply aren’t aware of or alert to the presence of a motorcycle, or fail to properly judge distance and timing.
Recovering Damages after a Motorcycle Accident
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident through someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries. Some common expenses and losses you may be compensated for include:
Lost income from missed work
Medical and physical therapy expenses
Pain and suffering
Damage to your motorcycle and other property
Important Steps after a Motorcycle Accident
Of course, your first step should be to seek medical attention. However, as soon as you are able, you should seek advice from a motorcycle accident attorney. While Florida allows four years to file a personal injury case in your accident, waiting is not a good idea. Not much can be gained from postponing the process.
There are few pitfalls with delaying your claim, including
Mistakes you make, such as failing to follow up with a physician, may impact the damages you are entitled to
You may be unable to locate witnesses, or their memories have faded
Physical evidence may be lost
Insurance company representatives may take advantage of the delay to diminish your claim.
Spinal Fracture after being thrown off the back of a motorcycle:
My client suffered a fractured back when she was thrown off the back of her friends Harley Davidson. I was able to secure the full policy limits from the at fault driver.
Man Attacked by employee inside major retail store
Our client became involved in a verbal confrontation with a store employee at a major nationwide retailer. Rather than dealing professionally with an upset customer the store employee physically attacked our client causing injury.
Client Burned by Black Henna Tattoo
As was customary in her culture, our client wanted a henna tattoo for a special occasion she was attending. Unbeknownst to her the artist used an inferior product that resulted in permanent scarring of both her hands.