Statistic show that approximately three out of four motorcycle accidents involved a collision with another vehicle. Motorcyclist are often at a distinct disadvantage when driving on our roadways and highways. An individual riding a motorcycle has significantly less protection than that of a motor vehicle driver, and due to this lack of protection, injuries sustained by a motorcyclist in a motorcycle accident are typically more severe. Many accidents involving a motorcycle and an automobile are the result of less visibility, blind spots, and the failure of the auto mobile operator to maintain due vigilance to his or her surroundings while driving.
While there is no motorcycle helmet law in the state of Florida, it is important to understand that statistics show that wearing a helmet can reduce the severity of head injuries when involved in a motorcycle accident. Having said that, when a motorcyclist is injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another, the law allows the injured to seek compensation and/or damages against the at fault party.
When involved in a motorcycle accident, our advice is to first seek medical attention. The next thing you should do is seek experienced legal advice so that you are made fully aware of your legal rights, options, and the forms of compensation and/ or damages you may be entitled to as the result of the negligence or carelessness of another.
If an insurance company tries to contact you directly it is important that you understand that the insurance representative's job is to pay you as little as possible before you are fully aware of the full extent of your injuries, and without regard to potential long-term effects your injuries will have on your life. Remember that the term "frivolous law suit" was coined by the insurance companies in an unsuccessful effort to legally limit the amount they would have to pay for a personal injury claim.
At The Law Office of J Bernard Chery, P.A., we stand up for your lights in an aggressive effort to ensure you are fairly compensated for injuries sustained due to the negligence or carelessness of others.
Our firm also offers counsel and represents the families of those who have lost their lives in a motorcycle accident in Florida. While no amount of money can reverse what has happened or make up for your loss, we can help ease the financial challenges you face resulting from your loss.
When you must address legal issues relating to Motorcycle Accident or other personal injury issues or disputes, we urge you to be proactive in ensuring your legal rights are protected and that you are treated fairly.
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