Plantation Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Throwing a leg over your motorcycle should not be a life and death decision when you set out in the morning for your commute or joy ride, yet the dangers that riding a motorcycle pose mean that there is a relatively high chance of something going terribly wrong. Riding a bike is not inherently dangerous in and of itself—but auto drivers are. Distracted driving, speeding, failing to yield or check side view mirrors, and aggressive tactics all put motorcyclist’s lives at risk. If you were injured by a negligent driver, the Plantation motorcycle accident lawyers at Lyons & Snyder, can help you pursue financial justice by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The settlement or verdict derived from this personal injury claim can help you get back on your feet by covering medical bills, lost income, property damage, and much more.
How Did the Crash Happen?
Most two-party motorcycle collisions occur in the following manners:
- Struck from behind by a vehicle;
- Side-swiped by a driver who fails to check their mirrors;
- T-boned in an intersection due to a driver’s failure to yield;
- Cut off from a side street by a distracted or impatient driver; or
- Slid out or struck another car/object after losing control of the bike due to making an emergency maneuver, caused by a distracted, aggressive, or drunk driver.
As with any collision, the at-fault party is likely to blame you, the victim, for causing the crash. As an added degree of difficulty that many motorcycle crash victims have to deal with, there is an inherent bias against motorcyclists that permeates many levels of the civil legal system. Eye witness statements may be inaccurate, police reports may be flawed, and even judges and other professionals may wrongly blame the plaintiff, simply because they were riding a motorcycle.
Florida follows a comparative negligence doctrine that reduces the compensation a plaintiff can receive if they are found partially at fault. As such, any degree of fault that the other party is able to prove, will reduce your claim’s value. For example, if you are found 10 percent at fault, you will only be able to receive 90 percent of the damages that you would otherwise be entitled to. Because of comparative negligence, it is important that your attorney be able to show that the other party was fully to blame, thereby allowing you to collect the full amount of damages that you are owed.
Damages in a Plantation Motorcycle Collision
- Medical expenses;
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages and earning capacity;
- Property damage;
- Emotional distress; and
Contact a Plantation Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
As a motorcyclist, you have rights to the road that were violated at the time of your crash. Do not let the at-fault driver off the hook; your damages are likely even greater than you may expect. To ensure civil justice for your injuries and financial damages, feel free to reach out to our Plantation motorcycle collision attorneys today at Lyons & Snyder at 954-462-8035 to set up a free consultation.