Did you or a loved one sustain injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent party? If you would like to seek compensation for yourself or your loved one, please read on, then contact an experienced Port St. Lucie motorcycle accident lawyer to learn what you should know about motorcycle accidents in Florida.
How common are motorcycle accidents in Florida?
You may or may not be surprised to learn this, but the Sunshine State was one of 18 states where motorcycle fatalities increased last year. In an average year, anywhere between 4,798 and 5,251 people will die nationally from motorcycle accidents. In Florida, 567 people were killed in motorcycle crashes last year, compared to 552 the year before. No matter what precautions you may take, you will always remain at risk of injury due to another driver’s negligence.
What types of injuries can be sustained in motorcycle accidents in Florida?
The list of potential injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident is long and varied. However, the most common injuries are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Lower-extremity injuries
- Internal injuries
- Road rash
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one sustained any of the above-listed afflictions, you should reach out to a skilled St. Lucie County personal injury lawyer to discuss your next steps.
How can a St. Lucie County personal injury attorney help you?
In order to receive damages for injuries resulting from your motorcycle accident in the state of Florida, you and a qualified legal professional will need to collect, compile and present evidence that the other parties are responsible for the underlying accident. To that end, you and/or your representative will have to prove that the defendants did any or all of the following, causing the accident:
- Failing to look before changing lanes
- Driving while under the influence
- Driving while fatigued
- Tailing motorcyclists too closely
- Trying to overtake motorcyclists
- Opening car doors before looking
- Ignoring traffic lights and signs
Our firm will help protect your rights in addition to fighting for the compensation you deserve. This process will not be easy, so please give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Port St. Lucie Firm
Here at The Florida Personal Injury Law Team, our firm understands the detrimental effects that an injury can have on an individual and his or her family. Our firm handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including those involving auto accidents, slip and falls, defective products, construction accidents, dog bites, wrongful death, and more. If you require legal representation for matters of personal injury, look no further than the Florida Personal Injury Law team. To schedule your first consultation with our team, contact an experienced Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney today.