Palmetto Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With its warm climate, scenic roadways and numerous motorcycle rallies, Florida is a haven for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, it is also the state where the most motorcycle accident fatalities occur. Across Florida, more than 8,500 motorcycle crashes occur each year. In Palmetto and surrounding Manatee County alone, there are approximately 140 motorcycle crashes per year, with around 120 injured riders.
Many of the motorcycle accident injuries are very serious, even life-threatening or fatal. Accident victims often require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. They may suffer with chronic pain and mental anguish, and they may be unable to work or work in the same capacity they used to. Mounting medical expenses coupled with decreased income can result in devastating financial hardship.
If you or a family member were recently seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in the Palmetto area or anywhere in Florida, talking to a Palmetto motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible can help you handle some of the difficulties you are facing. An experienced Dennis Hernandez Palmetto motorcycle accident lawyer will listen closely to your description of the accident and your injuries, investigate your case and advise you on your best course of action.
You may be eligible for substantial financial compensation for your medical expenses, pain, suffering, mental anguish, lost income and other losses associated with your motorcycle accident injury.
Call the Dennis Hernandez Palmetto motorcycle accident lawyers at 855-529-3366 or submit the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website as soon as possible to learn more about potentially pursuing a claim for compensation.
What Causes Motorcycle Crashes in Palmetto?
Most motorcycle crashes in Palmetto and throughout Florida involve a motorcycle and another vehicle. In most cases, it is the driver of the other vehicle who causes the accident. Unfortunately, it is the motorcyclist and passenger who are usually seriously injured.
A major cause of accidents is that motor vehicle operators are not driving cautiously and looking out for motorcyclists. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that vehicle drivers involved in accidents often say they did not see the motorcycle or that there was a dangerous condition. Even vehicles that have crash-warning systems may not be aware of a motorcycle near them because the systems aren’t always designed to detect them.
Motorcycle riders involved in accidents often report that they didn’t have enough time to react and avoid a collision. Motorcycles are less stable than vehicles with four wheels, and in one-third of motorcycle crashes, the motorcycle rider loses control of his bike. This can result in serious injuries, including head, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, crushed limbs and damaged internal organs.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused or partially caused by another driver, the Dennis Hernandez Palmetto motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you get the full, fair compensation you deserve. We will thoroughly investigate your accident and injuries to demonstrate negligence on the other driver’s part and show the full extent of the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Who Is at Fault for a Palmetto Motorcycle Accident?
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, human error is the primary cause of 94% of motorcycle crashes. In crashes involving motorcycles and another vehicle, the other driver, and not the motorcycle rider, is at fault 64% of the time.
Florida law requires that everyone on the road use a reasonable level of care to drive or ride safely. When someone is not being careful when driving and causes an accident, the law considers them to be negligent. Examples of negligent driving include changing lanes without due regard for other vehicles, not yielding the right-of-way, speeding, distracted driving and driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
If the other driver in your accident was negligent, you may have the right to pursue a claim against them for damages, financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional distress, and other expenses and losses that your injuries caused.
Even if you were partially responsible for the accident, you may still be able to pursue a claim, since Florida uses a system of comparative fault to award damages. Under this system, contributory fault “diminishes proportionately the amount awarded as economic and noneconomic damages for an injury,” but does not prevent you from being awarded financial compensation.
The Dennis Hernandez Palmetto lawyers will explain the law to you, advise you on your rights under the law and help protect your rights. Don’t assume you don’t have a good case without talking to us first. We have the know-how and resources to collect the evidence needed to build a strong case showing that the other driver’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident and that the driver should be held legally responsible for your injuries.
What Compensation Can You Get for the Lasting Effects of a Palmetto Motorcycle Accident?
Sometimes, injuries from motorcycle accidents are minor and get better quickly. Often, though, motorcycle accident injuries are very serious and take a long time to heal, or they may cause permanent disability.
If you pursue a claim against a negligent driver, you have the right to seek compensation for all your expenses and losses for as long as they are expected to last. That means that if your injury is expected to affect you for the rest of your life, you can seek compensation that will cover your injury-related losses and expenses for the rest of your expected lifespan.
The amount of compensation you may be able to receive depends on several different factors, such as the extent of your injuries, the long-term effects of those injuries and your work situation. However, in general, you may be entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic damages, including:
- chronic pain and suffering
- anxiety, PTSD, depression
- bills for medical and rehabilitative care
- long-term loss of income
- diminished quality of life
- scars, disfigurement, and disabilities
- your family’s loss of your guidance, companionship and assistance
Call 855-529-3366.or submit the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page today. An experienced Dennis Hernandez motorcycle accident lawyer will be glad to answer your questions about financial compensation for injuries.
Our Palmetto Lawyers Can Help You after a Motorcycle Accident
Every Dennis Hernandez Palmetto motorcycle accident lawyer is dedicated to helping motorcycle accident victims like you get the justice and compensation they deserve.
As your attorneys, we will guide you through every step of the legal process. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence demonstrating the other driver’s negligence and build a strong case showing that you have the right to substantial compensation from the other driver.
We will negotiate aggressively with the at-fault driver’s insurance company and never accept any settlement offer that is less than what you deserve. We never back down! Unlike some other Palmetto lawyers, we are always ready to put our litigation and trial experience to work in court, if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you need.
To get started on your case, fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website, or call us at 855-529-3366. Your consultations, our advice and legal service are FREE until we win the settlement or award you deserve.