Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often very severe. for the victim often suffers significant vehicle damage and life-changing personal injuries. Motorcycle accidents should not be taken lightly. An Orange City motorcycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can stand by your side and offer you powerful legal representation after an accident involving a motorcycle. To speak with someone in our office, pick up the phone and call us today at (386) 860-5200.
Common Risk Factors in Motorcycle Accidents
Operating a motor vehicle of any kind comes with some level of risk. The risk of death of injury in a motorcycle accident is many times greater than it is for automobiles. Motorcycles are also more prone to accidents caused by road and weather conditions. A hazard as seemingly small as a minor pothole can lead to devastating injuries. Once a biker has crashed, they also have to worry about being struck by another vehicle. For this reason, bikers must exercise extreme care when navigating roads in poor weather, or that are poorly maintained.
Inclement weather conditions present some harrowing risk factors for bikers. Those who operate cars and other motor vehicles benefit from windshield wipers and much more tire traction. However, motorcycle riders are far more vulnerable to the effects of inclement weather. Downpours of rain, hail, and sleet that produce slick roads may lead to spinouts and devastating collisions. Inclement weather conditions, even when mild, can also adversely affect all motorists’ ability to see and be seen, increasing the chances of a life-changing accident.
There are many environmental driving conditions that motorcyclists must navigate. They must be mindful especially of the risks presented by other drivers. When drivers fail to watch for bikers during turns, lane changes, and other maneuvers, they put motorcycle riders at risk of severe injury or even death. As Florida Statute §316.151 states, drivers must make right turns as close as possible to the curb or the edge of the roadway. When drivers fail to account for a motorcycle rider traveling behind them or beside them, they may perform a turn that ends in a collision. Incorrect driving behaviors such as making wide, improper right turns may only seem like a small error, the potential consequences are magnified when a biker is involved.
These negligent behaviors represent some of the most common risk factors for motorcycle accidents. Because motorcycles are smaller and less robust than cars and trucks, the consequences of a collision tend to be much more severe. An Orange City motorcycle accident lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns can protect your legal interests and pursue any forms of compensation that you may be eligible for after a motorcycle accident. Call us today at (386) 860-5200 to learn more.
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As with all accidents, the subject of liability warrants close inspection in a motorcycle accident. To determine who was at fault in a motorcycle accident, legal teams and insurance companies will examine several factors. During their investigations, they may gather evidence that includes:
- Photographs from the scene of the incident
- Video footage from nearby surveillance cameras (such as those mounted on some traffic signals at nearby intersections)
- Eyewitness reports
- Police reports
- Road conditions
- Weather conditions
- Cell phone records
The investigative process that commences after a motorcycle accident can take considerable time. When you contact a lawyer immediately after an accident, you give them more time to begin gathering and preserving crucial evidence and compiling a case on your behalf.
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Pursuing Compensation and Recoverable Damages
Motorcycles do not have the same protective measures found in other vehicles. People driving cars and trucks have airbags, seatbelts, a metal protective barrier surrounding them, and many other safety features to protect them in the event of an accident. Bikers have to rely on their helmet, clothing, and protective boots to minimize damage in an accident. As a result, motorcycle accidents have a much higher likelihood of severe personal injury and even death.
Motorcycle accidents are quite common in the state of Florida. According to research data from Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were 9,143 motorcycle crashes in 2018 alone. Among these accidents, there were 531 fatalities.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, even if the biker survives, they may face permanent limitations to their mobility. Being thrown from a bike can result in disfigurement and paralysis. Road rash can cause permanent skin damage. Collisions also put bikers at risk of severe brain trauma, spinal cord injury, and disabilities that could require years of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, a Bogin, Munns and Munns lawyer will fight to compensate you while you get needed medical treatment. Possible forms of compensation will be the coverage of your medical bills, including emergency transportation services, corrective surgery, physical therapy, and other forms of medical intervention. You may also be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Lawyer at Bogin, Munns & Munns Today
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, contact Bogin, Munns & Munns. An Orange City motorcycle accident lawyer from our team will protect your rights and interests while also pursuing any forms of compensation that you may be owed. To speak with someone in our office, pick up the phone and call us today at (386) 860-5200.