Brandon Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents occur much more often than most people realize. In fact, according to the Department of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV), 9,143 people were involved in motorcycle accidents in Florida in 2018 alone. In addition to their frequency, these types of accidents also tend to have particularly devastating injuries, as demonstrated by the fact that of the 9,143 motorcycle accidents that occurred in 2018, as many as 7,849 involved an injury. The devastating nature of motorcycle accidents makes it especially important for those who have been involved in these types of collisions, to speak with an experienced Brandon motorcycle accident lawyer who can help them seek compensation for their losses.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries
Like any type of accident involving motorized vehicles, motorcycle accidents can occur in a wide range of circumstances. There are, however, certain types of collisions that tend to occur more often than others. Broadside accidents, for instance, are particularly common and occur when a rider is struck from the side by another driver. These accidents can almost always be attributed to a motorist’s inattention or failure to yield. Unfortunately, the injuries resulting from broadside accidents are almost always severe, and include everything from internal injuries and head trauma to spinal cord injuries and lower limb fractures.
Rear-end collisions are another common type of motorcycle accident that occur in Florida, usually in intersections or at stop lights. While many rear-end collisions don’t result in injury, but in minor property damage, this is usually not the case when a motorcycle is involved. Instead, because of their lack of protection from impact, motorcyclists are typically thrown from their motorcycles, often into the intersection or the back of the vehicle in front of them. Riders involved in these kinds of accidents are much more likely to suffer from head and face injuries, including skull fractures, traumatic brain injuries, broken jaw bones and noses, facial fractures, and tooth damage. Rib and pelvic fractures, as well as road rash, lacerations, and abdominal injuries are also common amongst motorcyclists who have been rear-ended by a larger vehicle.
Motorcycle Accident Causes
Motorcycle accidents can almost always be attributed to someone’s negligence, which could include everything from failing to yield, making an improper left turn, swerving across lanes, and speeding, amongst others. While always dangerous, this type of negligent driving can prove deadly when motorcyclists are involved, as injuries sustained in collisions between motorcycles and vehicles are often life threatening. Even collisions caused by improper road maintenance, such as loose gravel, cracked asphalt, potholes, and poorly designed roads, can cause devastating injuries, including road rash and lacerations. Fortunately, negligence on the part of another driver, a road crew, vehicle part manufacturer, government agency, or other entity is compensable if the injured party can provide evidence linking an injury to the defendant’s actions.
Brandon Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
To speak with an experienced Brandon motorcycle accident lawyer about filing a claim against the person who caused your own collision-related injuries, please call Palmer | Lopez at 813-506-5651. Initial consultations are offered free of charge, so please don’t hesitate to call or contact us online at your earliest convenience.