Dunedin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Even in a place as beautiful and peaceful as Dunedin, Florida, tragedy can strike at any moment without warning. Tragedies such as motorcycle accidents and fatalities in the Dunedin area and throughout the state are, unfortunately, common.
Every year in Florida, more than 8,600 motorcycle accidents occur, killing close to 600 people. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Crash Dashboard, more than 430 motorcycles are involved in crashes in Dunedin and surrounding Pinellas County each. In the vast majority of those crashes, somebody gets hurt. In fact, more than 385 people were injured and more than 25 killed last year.
If you or a family member were recently seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, you may be experiencing numerous changes and difficulties related to your injury. You may require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. You may not be able to work or enjoy the activities you used to enjoy. You may be in pain and feeling depressed, and your family could be suffering from the loss of your companionship.
The experienced Dennis Hernandez motorcycle accident lawyers understand these challenges and want to help. If your accident caused or partially caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful action, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and changes to the way you live your life.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or submit the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this webpage to discuss your accident and injuries and get free expert legal advice on your best course of action. We welcome the opportunity to put our experience and expertise to work helping you.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries That Are Common in Dunedin, Florida
Motorcycle crashes cause far more injuries than car crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only one out of five car crashes causes injury or death, four out of five motorcycle crashes do. That is because motorcycle riders are so exposed, without the protections found in cars and other enclosed vehicles.
Many people who get hurt in motorcycle accidents suffer multiple injuries. A study conducted at the University of Maryland showed that injuries to the lower extremities were the most common type of injury in motorcycle crashes, followed by injuries to the upper extremities. Chest injuries, including rib fractures, are the next most common type of injury, especially among motorcycle riders over the age of 40. Other common motorcycle crash injuries include injuries to the abdomen, spine, face, neck, and head.
These injuries are often very serious. They may require long-term treatment and may cause life-long disability or disfigurement.
The Dennis Hernandez Dunedin motorcycle accident lawyers believe that accident victims who were harmed by someone else’s negligence deserve a substantial financial award that will compensate them for their expenses and losses for as long as they continue to suffer from the effects of their injuries. We will work tirelessly to get you the full, fair compensation you deserve.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Dunedin, Florida?
When a motorcycle rider gets injured in a collision with another vehicle, it is the other driver’s fault 64% of the time, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
A common mistake that car drivers make is failing to notice a motorcycle that is near them or even right next to them. Collisions are common when car drivers are changing lanes or making left turns. These drivers are at fault if their failure to see the motorcycle was due to their not checking their blind spots or otherwise not using the care they are required to use when driving.
Other causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- alcohol or drug impairment
- speeding or breaking other traffic rules
- not driving safely for the road or weather conditions
- driver fatigue
- distracted driving
- rider inexperience.
If the other driver was partially or completely at fault for your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to hold that driver financially responsible for your injuries. An experienced Dennis Hernandez Dunedin motorcycle accident lawyer would be glad to provide a free consultation and advise you on whether the other driver may be legally responsible for your injury-related expenses and losses.
Why the Effects of Motorcycle Accident Injuries May Last a Long Time
People who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents may suffer from the effects of their injuries for a long time – possibly for the rest of their lives.
Serious injuries do not go away by themselves. Accident victims may need long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. Scarring or disabilities may be permanent, and pain may become chronic. Accident victims may never be able to earn as much money as they did before their accidents, and some may never work again at all.
Their families are also affected. People with serious injuries may no longer be able to provide the same companionship, affection, help, and support to their family members that they were able to in the past.
Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will fight for your right to receive full compensation for your present and future injury-related expenses and losses.
Compensation for Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Victims
Under Florida law, you have the right to pursue financial compensation from an at-fault driver if the driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the motorcycle accident that caused your injuries. Serious injuries change your life in many ways, and at Dennis Hernandez, we believe you deserve compensation for all the ways your injuries have affected you: physically, financially, and emotionally.
The amount of compensation you may be able to obtain depends on how seriously you were injured, how long you will need medical treatment and what the lasting effects of your injuries will be. In general, however, you may be entitled to compensation for present and future:
- Physical pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, disabilities
- Mental anguish, trauma, depression, anxiety
- Diminished quality of life
- Medical expenses, including doctor visits, medication, surgery, hospital stays, rehabilitation services, assistive devices, medical equipment, at-home care, and transportation to medical appointments
- Lost income due to your not being able to work as many hours as you could before, having to work at a lower-paying job, or not being able to work at all because of your injuries
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, guidance and assistance.
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law.
Our experienced Dunedin motorcycle accident lawyers will examine the details of your case thoroughly and determine the full, fair compensation you deserve for all the damages you have suffered because of the accident. We will negotiate vigorously with the insurance company representative and take your case to court if necessary to get you the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Legal Help is Available for Dunedin Residents Who Have Been Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Accidents
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced Dennis Hernandez motorcycle accident lawyers can help. We have been helping people throughout Florida who have been injured because of others’ negligence get the justice and full compensation they deserve for over twenty-five years.
As your motorcycle accident lawyers, we will:
- Investigate the accident thoroughly and gather evidence of the other driver’s negligence.
- Collect evident demonstrating your full need for substantial compensation.
- Negotiate aggressively with the other driver’s insurance company.
- Never accept any offer that is less than you deserve.
- Ge prepared to go to trial if that is necessary to get you a fair award.
- Be by your side every step of the way.
- Fight for your rights, and never back down!
Call us at 855-529-3366, or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to find out how we can help you get the compensation you need and deserve for your motorcycle accident injuries.