Motorcycle accidents are a growing problem across the Sunshine State. Understandably, motorcycle riders are drawn to Florida’s year-round warm temperatures and scenic roads. As more and more riders frequent Florida’s roadways, the risk of accidents increases. With drivers not taking enough precautions when looking out for motorcycles, they may not see one coming, resulting in an accident. Accident rates and fatalities are on the rise in Florida, which is why it’s crucial to take every precaution when you’re on the road.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, let the lawyers at Palmer | Lopez help. Our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience assisting Florida clients with all their personal injury needs, including motorcycle accidents.
Why Hire a Brandon Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Pursuing a motorcycle accident claim can be complicated. You need a legal advocate who understands the nuances of motorcycle injury claims and is familiar with all applicable laws. Insurance companies rely on the fact that you don’t have any experience with the legal system or that you know how to negotiate.
Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you. They may try to claim that the accident was entirely your fault or offer you an amount that is significantly less than your claim is worth. When you have Palmer | Lopez representing you, we will protect your rights and fight for the maximum compensation.
Common Injuries in a Brandon Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle riders can be thrown from their motorcycle, slide across the pavement, land under their bike, or even get run over. Because of that, injuries are wide-ranging in motorcycle accidents. Some of the more common injuries we see with Brandon motorcycle accident claims include:
- Road rash,
- Soft tissue injuries,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI),
- Sprains, contusions, or sprains,
- Bone fractures,
- Third-degree burns,
- Amputations, and
- Crush injuries.
Many motorcycle injuries require victims to undergo significant treatment, which leaves them with a hefty sum in medical bills and extensive time off work. Each treatment can be thousands and thousands of dollars, which is why you want an attorney on your side. You need someone who can help you get the compensation you are owed.
Receiving Fair Compensation in Your Brandon Motorcycle Accident
When someone else causes the collision and you sustain injuries, you could be entitled to different compensation types. Typical damages include medical expenses, loss of earnings, future medical expenses, loss of earnings, pain and suffering, and more.
There’s a critical difference in Florida on how the law deals with auto accidents versus motorcycle accidents. Motorists are required to carry PIP coverage, which is Personal Injury Protection. If you’re driving a car, you must have PIP, which will compensate you for injuries, no matter who was at fault. However, PIP doesn’t apply to motorcycle riders, only motor vehicles with four wheels.
Contact a Brandon Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love was injured in a Brandon motorcycle accident, let our skilled legal team help. We can protect your rights and fight for you. To learn more, contact Palmer | Lopez today to schedule an initial consultation.