Motorcycles can be more difficult to see in heavy traffic. They’re faster than most cars, yet they have similar stopping distances. When motorcycles crash, the results can be devastating.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. According to the State of Florida Department of Transportation, the number of motorcycle accidents doubled from 2000 to 2008 in Florida.
In many cases, motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries. Those injuries can lead to lifelong discomfort or even debilitation.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible parties for compensation. According to Florida law, you could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, missed work and other expenses.
Determining negligence in a motorcycle accident can be difficult as it usually requires an in-depth examination of traffic laws, witness statements, police reports, medical reports and insurance claims.
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, the best way to know if you have a case is to schedule a free consultation.