Without the protection of a car surrounding the driver, a motorcycle rider is exposed and at an increased risk of injury compared to riders of other vehicles. The Miami personal injury lawyers of Baron & Herskowitz represent individuals who suffer severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputation injuries in motorcycle crashes in the Miami area and throughout the state of Florida.
If you or someone you love is seriously injured in or if your loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. To speak with an attorney who will help you seek compensation for your injuries and suffering, contact Baron & Herskowitz today.
Driver Negligence and Liability
The negligence of other drivers on the road can seriously injure or kill a motorcycle rider. Such accidents can cause serious personal injuries or death. When other drivers are distracted, whether by speaking or texting on the phone, eating and drinking, talking with others in the car, or trying to read a map or use a GPS device, the motorcycle rider is no match for the hundreds of pounds of the other car.
Examples of negligence that can result in serious motorcycle accidents include:
- Drug or alcohol intoxication
- Speeding, driving recklessly
- Distraction while driving, such as sending or receiving text messages
- Cars making left turns and not paying attention
- Changing lanes without properly checking to make sure a motorcyclist isn’t coming
Drivers who are negligent and injure or kill a motorcycle rider need to be held accountable for their neglect. It is important to consult a good motorcycle crash lawyer at a time like this. The attorneys at Baron & Herskowitz will evaluate every shred of evidence in the accident and will do everything they can to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
In some cases, negligence may fall on upon a company such as the repair shop or the manufacturer of a faulty motorcycle part such as a leaky gas tank, faulty tires, defective brakes, etc. Many times the cause of the accident is not what it seems. These types of cases need an experienced lawyer who will work with experts to investigate the accident and determine the exact cause.
Because of all of the dangers involved in riding a motorcycle, wearing a helmet is very important. NHTSA estimates that helmets prevented the deaths of 1,550 motorcyclists in 2010. In addition, the agency said that riders using helmets that do not meet safety standards are at greater risk of head injury. The most recent studies, the agency reports, show that wearing helmets reduces the incidence of motorcycle brain injuries by 41 to 69 percent.
Sometimes however, even with the best protection, motorcycle riders can suffer serious injuries to the brain.
Talk to a Miami Motorcycle Crash Lawyer
If you are seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, the costs of medical care, or the loss of wages. To schedule a consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in the Miami area, contact Baron & Herskowitz today.