Melbourne Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Although it may take only seconds to occur, the effects of a motorcycle accident can last weeks, months, years — or, in some cases, even a lifetime. Riders often suffer from road rash, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage and other catastrophic injuries.
Nearly one-third of all vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle are the direct result of another motorist turning into the path of the motorcycle operator. While at slow speeds with two enclosed vehicles, an accident of this nature may not cause serious harm however, for motorcyclists, even a fender bender can be injurious.
FLORIDA’S NO-FAULT LAWS DO NOT APPLY TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Florida motorcycle laws make negligent drivers responsible and liable to motorcyclists. A motorcycle rider involved in an accident in Florida may obtain compensation for his or her injuries that were caused by the other driver’s negligence. Damages may include payment for: Pain and suffering; Scarring or disfigurement; Medical bills; Lost wages; Loss of enjoyment of life; and other damages that result form the negligence of the at-fault party.
Remember, if you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle or any other type of motor vehicle accident, do not speak to any insurance company but your own. Contact one of the Melbourne Fl motorcycle accident lawyers at the Injured Brevard for a free legal consultation.
FLORIDA’S HELMET LAWS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS
On May 8, 1996, the State of Florida overturned its 30-year-old helmet law, ruling it “unconstitutional.” Sadly, the lives of many Florida motorcycle and scooter riders have been lost due to the elimination of this law.
At Injured Brevard, we’ve seen too many terrible results of people injured or killed when a helmet may have saved their lives. We recommend that if you ride a motorcycle, ALWAYS wear a helmet.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and/or property damage. Even if you do not feel injured, be sure to accept any medical treatment offered at the accident site. Often, injuries do not become apparent until after the adrenaline subsides. By refusing medical care, you risk compromising your future financial entitlements.
Additionally, before taking your bike in for repair, be certain to photograph damages and consult with experienced, motorcycle accident attorneys who can guide you through the appropriate steps necessary to ensure receiving the compensation you deserve.
CONTACT OUR MELBOURNE ATTORNEYS FOR MOTORCYCLE CRASHES
To schedule a free initial consultation about your Melbourne or Palm Bay motorcycle or scooter accident, contact Derrick Connell at 321-444-4444 for your free legal consultation. And remember, there are no fees unless we recover money for you.