FOCUS AREA: FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

FOCUS AREA: FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS2019-10-28T11:25:53+00:00

At Justice law firm we understand the dangers that motorcycle riders face every day on Florida’s roadways. Motorcycling has seen an enormous increase in popularity recently, with sales of new bikes up more than 100 percent over five years. While motorcycles are enjoying a climb in interest, danger is on the rise as well. Statistics show that motorcycle accidents typically account for a disproportionately high number of catastrophic traffic accidents resulting in brain injury, broken bones, paralysis, and even death. It’s these accidents that people seek our team of motorcycle accident lawyers.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Miami, Broward, Palm Beach, and throughout Florida. Our lawyers are skilled at getting your motorcycle replaced or repaired, helping you with lost wages, and getting you quality medical care following your accident.

Our motorcycle injury law firm has the resources to challenge the big insurance companies and fight for your rights even if it has to go to trial. Our accident lawyers have the reputation for being aggressive and making these companies pay top dollar for motorcycle cases because we prepare our cases for trial. However, we realize that our clients prefer to settle their case, if possible, without going to trial. Our strategy gets the insurance company to pay top dollar now rather than later. That is why we settle over 90% of our motorcycle accident cases without litigation or trial.

Whether you were riding a Harley Davidson, Honda, Yamaha Kawasaki, Ducati, or even a scooter, we can help. Our accident attorneys handle motorcycle cases in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Davie, Plantation, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Miami, and Palm Beach.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys have represented hundreds of accident cases and have obtained tens of millions in settlements for our clients. Our lawyers dedicate our resources and staff to every motorcycle accident case whether it involves a minor injury or a severe injury.

TYPICAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SCENARIO

Here is the typical scenario of a motorcycle accident case:

  • The client went to the ER already and has a significant hospital bill
  • The client does not have health insurance or PIP insurance for the motorcycle
  • Without health insurance, there is no way to get proper follow-up medical care
  • The client cannot work because of the injury and has no income
  • The motorcycle was destroyed and the client has no transportation

With just one telephone call to our office, we can help with:

  • Getting your motorcycle repaired/replaced
  • Finding a doctor who will not ask for any money up-front
  • Finding transportation to the doctor
  • Lost wages
  • Paying bills

Do to their uniquely small size and mobility, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, and other sport bikes react differently in a crash – and the unprotected riders are vulnerable to more serious injuries. Because of this innate vulnerability, sport bike motorcycles are also more likely to result in wrongful death or leave victims incapacitated with a severe brain injury or spinal cord injury.

The maker of Ducati bikes has had its share of safety concerns already – some 2003 models were recalled because the front brake hose sometimes became trapped between the lower steering flange and the steering lock peg when the vehicle was cornering. If you’ve been injured in a Ducati motorcycle accident, you know firsthand the hurdles that innocent riders and/or bystanders can face.

There are ongoing investigations on behalf of motorcyclists who have been injured as a result of what is called “high-speed wobble” or “tank-slapper” accidents on Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These types of accidents happen when the front end of the bike shakes and becomes unstable at high speed, causing the driver to potentially lose control of the bike and suffer serious injuries. The results can be devastating.

RESOURCES AND LINKS
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
http://www.amadirectlink.com/index.asp

BIKER’S RIGHTS ONLINE
http://www.bikersrights.com

A COMPARISON OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND FATALITY RATES BETWEEN MANDATORY HELMET LAW STATES ANDVOLUNTARY HELMET USE STATES
http://www.bikersrights.com/statistics/stats.html

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION
http://www.mrf.org

FLORIDA HELMET LAW 101
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/helmet101.htm

FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACTS
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/Biker/chart.htm

KELLEY BLUE BOOK
www.kbb.com

Most motorcycle owners believe that they will be covered by their automobile insurance or by the adverse driver’s insurance if they are involved in a crash. Unfortunately, in Florida, insurance is not required for the owner and rider of a motorcycle. And the PIP coverage a motorcycle owner may have on their car, will not cover the owner if injured on his motorcycle.

As you may know, PIP coverage is Florida’s no-fault auto insurance that pays 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages for an automobile accident, no matter who is at fault. This coverage is required if you own a car, but will not cover you if you are injured on a motorcycle. Some insurance companies do offer a special motorcycle PIP that is similar to the coverage offered for an automobile. However, since motorcycle PIP is not required by Florida law, the coverage is not regulated by Florida law. Motorcycle PIP is governed by the terms of the insurance contract.

RESOURCES AND LINKS
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
http://www.amadirectlink.com/index.asp

BIKER’S RIGHTS ONLINE
http://www.bikersrights.com

A COMPARISON OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND FATALITY RATES BETWEEN MANDATORY HELMET LAW STATES ANDVOLUNTARY HELMET USE STATES
http://www.bikersrights.com/statistics/stats.html

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION
http://www.mrf.org

FLORIDA HELMET LAW 101
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/helmet101.htm

FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACTS
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/Biker/chart.htm

KELLEY BLUE BOOK
www.kbb.com

The most recent data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates:

  • In 2003, almost 4,000 motorcyclists were killed on the roads and highways of the United States.  That represents an increase of almost 11% over the previous year.
  • The biggest percentage rise in the number of motorcycle deaths is in the under 20 and over 50 groups.
  • 67,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2003
  • 70% of all motorcycle accidents occur in and around intersections
  • Obscured visibility, defects, road hazards, weather, and lack of driver attention are the most significant contributing factors to motorcycle accidents.
  • Motorcyclists represent 8% of all road fatalities, even though they are only 2% of all drivers on the road.

Since July 1, 2000, Florida statutes have required motorcycle riders younger than 21 years of age to wear helmets. Adult motorcycle and moped riders are exempted provided they have insurance for motorcycle accident injuries with minimum medical benefit coverage of $10 000. Before July 1, 2000, Florida had a helmet law that required all riders to wear safety helmets.

The State of Florida is of interest because it accounts for 9% of all motorcycle rider deaths in the United States. Coinciding with the helmet law change, the number of Florida’s motorcycle registrations increased substantially. During the year 2000, Florida motorcyclist deaths increased by 45.5%, motorcycle registrations by 8.1%.

Read about the Florida Statute section 316.211 by clicking here…

RESOURCES AND LINKS
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
http://www.amadirectlink.com/index.asp

BIKER’S RIGHTS ONLINE
http://www.bikersrights.com

A COMPARISON OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND FATALITY RATES BETWEEN MANDATORY HELMET LAW STATES ANDVOLUNTARY HELMET USE STATES
http://www.bikersrights.com/statistics/stats.html

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION
http://www.mrf.org

FLORIDA HELMET LAW 101
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/helmet101.htm

FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACTS
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/Biker/chart.htm

KELLEY BLUE BOOK
www.kbb.com

RESOURCES AND LINKS
AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION
http://www.amadirectlink.com/index.asp

BIKER’S RIGHTS ONLINE
http://www.bikersrights.com

A COMPARISON OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND FATALITY RATES BETWEEN MANDATORY HELMET LAW STATES ANDVOLUNTARY HELMET USE STATES
http://www.bikersrights.com/statistics/stats.html

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION
http://www.mrf.org

FLORIDA HELMET LAW 101
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/helmet101.htm

FLORIDA MOTORCYCLE CRASH FACTS
http://home.tampabay.rr.com/ourplace/Biker/chart.htm

KELLEY BLUE BOOK
www.kbb.com

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