Motorcyclists are involved in accidents much more frequently than any other motorists on the roadways. A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that a motorcyclist was 39 times more likely to be killed in an accident than other motorists and eight times more likely to be involved in an injury accident (based on 2008 statistics). In 2009, NHTSA reported 4,462 motorcyclists were killed, and some 106,000 motorcyclists were injured.
Because of the lack of safety mechanisms, motorcycle injuries tend to be severe, ranging from brain and spinal cord injuries to amputation or paralysis. If you've lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle accident, the experienced Florida personal injury attorneys at Lewis & Williams can help you recover the rightful compensation you deserve.Apart from the severe and often devastating personal injuries and or death that often comes from a motorcycle accident, the financial losses or damages can be:
Many personal injury law firms refuse to take cases involving motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles, wrongly assuming that the motorcyclist is at fault. However, at Lewis & Williams PA, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in damages for clients who have been injured while properly and legally riding their motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle.
We have aggressively fought the most common defenses in motorcycle accident cases, the motorcycle was speeding or the motorcyclists were not wearing helmets. Fortunately, we have had success overcoming these defenses through our use of nationwide experts. These experts can address the human factors elements of the witnesses that claim they thought the motorcyclist was speeding. In general, our experts have established that it is common for people to perceive that a motorcycle is traveling at a greater rate of speed than it actually is traveling. We have also successfully used conspicuity experts to establish that the at-fault driver violated the Florida Rules of the Road in the operation of their vehicle. With regard to the failure to wear a helmet defense, it is used primarily in Florida motorcycle
accidents that result in traumatic brain injuries.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and are uncertain whether or not you have a case, schedule an appointment with one of our motorcycle accident injury attorneys. In a free and private consultation, they will evaluate your case based on their years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases. If your accident was caused by another driver's misconduct, our attorneys will work with a team of professionals to reconstruct your accident and prove your case. Our skilled lawyers thoroughly examine insurance policy coverage. Protect your right to a full and fair compensation by entrusting your motorcycle accident injury case with Lewis & Williams, PA. Our motorcycle accident attorneys will invest the time and resources required to ensure you will receive a fair settlement.
We understand that motorcycle or all-terrain accidents can occur as a result of a careless driver or even a negligent motorcycle manufacturer. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or wrongful death, seek legal representation to secure your rightful compensation. If you are unable to travel due to your injuries, one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys will come to you. When choosing a lawyer, it is critical that you hire an experienced Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer.
Call us today and schedule an appointment for a free case consultation to discuss your Florida Motorcycle accident. For more information call us today at 561-444-2260.