Land O’ Lakes Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With its pleasant weather, Land O’ Lakes, Florida, is a great place to ride a motorcycle all year round. Unfortunately, however, some rides end in tragedy. Across Florida, more than 8,600 motorcycle accidents occur each year, and according to the Crash Dashboard from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, more than 240 motorcycle crashes occur each year in Land O’ Lakes and surrounding Pasco County alone.
In most of these accidents, someone gets hurt, often severely. Out of the 240 Pasco County accidents, more than 215 people are injured and close to 20 are killed each year. Many of the surviving accident victims require long-term medical treatment and rehabilitative services.
If you have been seriously injured in a recent motorcycle crash, you are probably facing many problems at once. You may have to spend time and money getting medical treatments. You may be losing income because you can no longer work the way you could before the accident. You may also be suffering from the trauma of the crash, ongoing pain, and the stress of wondering how you will pay the bills.
The Dennis Hernandez Land O’ Lakes legal team has helped many injured people like you get substantial financial compensation for the expenses and losses caused by their injuries. We welcome the opportunity to put our experience and expertise to work helping you. Please 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.
What Causes Motorcycle Crashes in the Land O’ Lakes Area?
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently studied the causes of motorcycle accidents and found that almost all motorcycle crashes – 94% – were the result of human error. Both car drivers and motorcycle riders can be negligent and make mistakes that cause accidents; however, when it comes to collisions between cars and motorcycles, it is the car driver’s fault 64% of the time.
The most common mistake car drivers make before colliding with a motorcycle is failing to even notice that the motorcycle is there. The car driver may be distracted, fatigued, or not paying attention for some other reason. Often, drivers fail to check their blind spots before making left turns or changing lanes.
When a car driver causes an accident because of their careless failure to see the motorcycle or their reckless driving, the injured motorcyclist may be able to hold the negligent driver financially responsible for their injuries.
Other common causes of collisions between passenger vehicles and motorcycles include vehicle drivers or motorcycle riders who are:
- Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Not adjusting their driving for road or weather conditions
Drivers can also cause accidents by exiting a parked car and opening the doors without checking for oncoming traffic. Motorcyclists can cause accidents if they lose control of their bikes because they are inexperienced.
Even if you think that you and the other driver may both have been at fault for the accident, you may still have a good claim against the other driver for compensation. Florida is a comparative fault state, so compensatory damages can be awarded in proportion to the amount of fault attributed to each party involved in the accident.
The experienced Dennis Hernandez Land O’Lakes motorcycle accidents lawyers will listen to what happened in your accident and advise on whether you should pursue a claim for damages. We have your best interests at heart and want to help you pursue justice.
What Compensation Can I Obtain for My Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Florida law gives you the right to pursue financial compensation from a negligent 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. At Dennis Hernandez, we believe you deserve compensation for all the ways your injuries have damaged you: physically, financially, and emotionally.
The exact amount of compensation you may obtain in will depend 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:
- 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.
- Physical pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, disabilities.
- Mental anguish, trauma, depression, anxiety.
- Diminished quality of life.
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, guidance and assistance.
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law.
Our experienced Land O’ Lakes motorcycle accident lawyers will examine your case thoroughly and determine the full, fair compensation you deserve for all the damages you have suffered because of the accident. Then we will negotiate aggressively with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and go to trial if necessary to fight for fair compensation.
Get Experienced Legal Help in Land O’ Lakes for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the understanding and legal assistance only experienced accident lawyers can provide. The Dennis Hernandez lawyers have been helping people throughout Florida who have been injured because of others’ negligence get justice and the full compensation they deserve for over twenty-five years.
As your motorcycle accident lawyers, we will:
- Investigate your accident thoroughly and gather the evidence necessary to demonstrate who was at fault.
- Demonstrate the full extent of your current and future medical expenses, lost income, and other injury-related damages.
- Negotiate forcefully with the representatives and lawyers from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
- Never accept a settlement offer that is less than you deserve.
- Prepare a compelling case for the courtroom in case we need to go to trial to get you a fair result.
- Never give up and never back down!
Call us today at 855-529-3366, or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.