Ocoee Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
When a motorcycle crashes, the motorcyclist is directly exposed to the road, without the safety features that people take for granted in cars. If the accident involves a motorcycle and a car colliding, the motorcyclist is far more likely to be hurt than the car’s driver or passengers. In fact, motorcyclists are injured or killed in 80% of motorcycle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Motorcycle accidents are, unfortunately, common in the Ocoee area and throughout Florida. Every year in Florida, there are more than 8,600 motorcycle accidents. In Orange County alone, there are more than 475 motorcycle crashes per year that injure more than 400 motorcyclists.
When motorcycle riders get hurt in crashes, their injuries are often severe. Accident victims may encounter many difficulties, including physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, the inability to do many things they used to due, diminished income and mounting bills from medical treatments. There may seem to be no end in sight.
The Dennis Hernandez Ocoee motorcycle accident attorneys understand these difficulties and want to help. If you or a family member has been seriously injured hurt in a motorcycle accident where the other driver was at least partially at fault, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to discuss your motorcycle accident with an experienced lawyer and get expert advice on pursuing a claim against an at-fault driver.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) studied the causes of motorcycle accidents and found that human error was responsible for an astonishing 94% of these accidents. Problems such as bad weather, maintenance issues, and mechanical defects account for only 3% of motorcycle accidents.
The NTSB also found that when an accident involved a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle, the driver of the passenger vehicle was at fault 53% of the time.
The most common error that passenger vehicle drivers make is sideswiping or striking a motorcycle because the driver didn’t see that the motorcycle was there. Vehicle drivers are negligent when they cause an accident because they change lanes or make left turns at intersections without checking their blind spots.
When motorcyclists are at fault, it is often because they are inexperienced or fail to notice or react in time to dangerous conditions. Both motorcycle riders and passenger vehicle drivers are considered negligent if they cause accidents because they are driving under the influence, speeding, breaking other traffic safety laws, or not paying attention to the road.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Ocoee motorcycle accident lawyer knows how to investigate the accident, find out who was at fault, and gather proof of the other driver’s negligence to build a strong case. If the other driver was negligent, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, even if you were partially at fault too.
Our Ocoee legal team would be glad to discuss the circumstances of your accident and advise you on whether you should pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.
Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Ocoee and Throughout Florida
The Florida Department of Transportation reports that more than 60% of motorcyclists hospitalized with non-fatal injuries after motorcycle crashes have broken bones or fractures. Multiple fractures are common, and broken ribs can be especially dangerous. Internal injuries account for more than 27% of non-fatal hospitalizations, and open wounds account for another 3%.
The torso, legs, brain, back, arms, head, face, neck, and spinal cord are all areas of the body that are common sites for injuries in motorcycle crashes. Many accident victims have more than one type of injury, and multiple parts of their bodies may be affected, especially when the injuries are fatal. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are also a common cause of accident fatalities.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Ocoee motorcycle accident lawyer will gather evidence of the full extent of your injuries, expenses, and losses to build a strong case showing your need for fair and substantial compensation.
The Effects of a Motorcycle Accident Injury Can Last a Long Time
Serious injuries from a motorcycle accident often require ongoing medical treatment, hospital stays, home care, and rehabilitation services. Accident victims may suffer from chronic pain, loss of income, lower quality of life, stress, and trauma.
You could be dealing with these problems for a long time, maybe for the rest of your life. It’s important that you seek all the compensation you are entitled to so that you can get the care you need without having to worry about how you will pay for it.
An experienced Ocoee motorcycle lawyer will fight for your right to fair and substantial compensation. We negotiate aggressively with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf, never back down, and never accept a penny less than you are entitledto receive. Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started.
What Compensation is Available for Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Ocoee, Florida?
If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Ocoee or anywhere in Florida and the other driver was negligent, you can bring a claim for damages against the other driver. If you can prove that the other driver’s negligence caused or at least contributed to the accident, you can seek a substantial financial award to compensate you for the pain, suffering and losses you have experienced.
Your injuries may affect many aspects of your life, and you may be entitled to compensation for your current and future:
- Medical bills, including hospital stays, medications, office visits, medical procedures and assistive devices
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Trauma, anxiety, or depression
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of ability to do your usual activities
- Your family’s loss of your love, companionship, and support
We Are Here to Help You Seek Compensation in Ocoee for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Our experienced Ocoee legal team has the resources, knowledge, and determination to help you obtain the justice you deserve.
We will fight for your rights by:
- Collecting thorough evidence showing the other driver was negligent.
- Demonstrating the full extent of your injuries and your need for substantial compensation.
- Negotiating aggressively with the at-fault driver’s insurance company so you don’t have to.
- Being ready to take the fight to the courtroom if that’s what it takes to get a fair outcome.
- Never backing down until you have the settlement or award you deserve.
- Guiding and supporting you every step of the way through the legal process.
Call us today at 855-529-3366, or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case. We look forward to talking with you.