Brandon Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Despite years of motorcycle awareness and safety campaigns, Florida still leads the nation in the number of fatal motorcycle crashes each year. In fact, last year there were 8,875 motorcycle crashes, 7,719 motorcycle accident injuries and 534 motorcycle accident fatalities in our state.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. To find out if you should pursue compensation with a claim against the at-fault party, it’s important to talk with an experienced Brandon motorcycle accident lawyer about what happened to you.
The motorcycle accident attorneys of Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA have helped motorcycle accident victims throughout Florida get the substantial compensation they deserve. We want to find out what happened to you so we can help you get compensated fairly for your injuries, pain and suffering.
Primary Causes of Brandon Motorcycle Accidents
Although inexperienced and impaired motorcyclists do cause accidents, many crashes occur because motorists do not share the road safely with motorcyclists. Among the leading causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Motorists not being aware of motorcycles – Because motorcycles are so much smaller than most passenger or commercial vehicles, it can be difficult to spot them on the roadway. People operating motor vehicles frequently do not see a motorcycle in their blind spot or even right next to them or in front of them. This can lead to catastrophic collisions.
- Car door collisions – Occupants of parked or stopped vehicles often do not look at the oncoming traffic before opening the door. An open car door can be deadly for an oncoming motorcyclist.
- Driving while impaired or fatigued – Whether it’s the motorcyclist or the driver of another vehicle who is impaired or fatigued, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or while sleepy is a leading cause of serious accidents.
- Hazardous road conditions – Slick, wet roads, uneven pavement, chipped asphalt, road construction and obstacles in the roadway can all result in a catastrophic collision for a motorcycle.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
More than 80% of motorcycle crashes result in injuries, and more than 7,700 people are injured in these accidents each year. Some injuries, such as road rash, are relatively minor, but many are very serious and even fatal.
The more common motorcycle accident injuries are:
- Broken bones – The rider and passenger are frequently thrown from a motorcycle during a crash. When they hit the ground, the impact can lead to multiple broken or fractured bones.
- Injured limbs – When a person’s arms or legs are seriously injured, the injury may be permanent and may require amputation.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) – If a motorcyclist or passenger hits his head during a collision, a TBI could occur. A TBI can result in anything from a mild concussion to severe, irreversible, or even fatal brain damage.
- Spinal cord injuries – When someone is thrown from a motorcycle during an accident, the result can be a spinal cord injury that may cause partial or total paralysis.
Lasting Effects of a Motorcycle Accident Injury
Motorcycle accident injuries can cause long-lasting pain and suffering. Many accident victims have to spend weeks in the hospital and require extensive treatment and rehabilitative care. They suffer pain and emotional trauma and face many difficulties, including:
- Expensive medical bills
- Loss of income
- Chronic pain
- Stress and emotional suffering
- Diminished qualify of life
Obtaining compensation for your injuries doesn’t end all of these problems, but it can relieve some of your stress and help you handle the financial burden of medical and care expenses. Getting help from an experienced Brandon motorcycle accident attorney can help ensure you obtain the full compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Florida Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you have been the victim of a Florida motorcycle accident, you may be able to collect financial compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have experienced because of the accident. You can hold the negligent party accountable with a personal injury claim and obtain the compensation you deserve as long as you can prove that the other party’s negligence caused, or contributed to, the accident that caused your injuries.
You could indeed be entitled to substantial compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include your expenses related to the accident, such medical bills, lost wages and damage to your motorcycle. Non-economic damages include the pain and suffering you’ve experienced and may continue experiencing.
Get the Expert Help You Need after a Florida Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact the experienced Brandon motorcycle accident attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA as soon as possible. We are committed to giving you the personal attention and expert legal advice you need to obtain justice and get compensated fairly for your injuries.
Partnering with us means you will be guided and supported throughout the entire legal process. We will build a strong case to demonstrate your need for compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages resulting from the motorcycle accident.
We assure that all evidence to prove negligence is collected and presented in a timely manner, and we negotiate vigorously with insurance companies on your behalf. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be achieved, we won’t back down. Unlike many Florida personal injury lawyers who do everything they can to avoid going to trial, we never back down. We put our trial experience and skill to work for you, fighting for the compensation you deserve.
Call us at 855-LAW-DENNIS or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your case.
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