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Being in a motorcycle crash can be scary, life-threatening, and even fatal. Most motorcycle accidents usually leave the motorcyclist left with accident injuries, such as broken bones, fractures, spinal injuries, and brain injuries. After being injured in a motorcycle crash, medical bills may begin to add up. The funds required for medical treatment can be financially damaging to the motorcycle accident victim, especially if the accident results in permanent disability, the inability to work, and the need for long-term care.
Personal injury attorneys are highly skilled in negotiating with the insurance companies to secure the maximum compensation the law allows. An Ocala motorcycle injury attorney can also advise you of your rights and of what you may be entitled to, including lost wages, medical bills, motorcycle damage, and personal suffering.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are unsure of where to start in filing a legal claim, call 1-800VINCENT today to be connected immediately with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney in Ocala, FL. A personal injury lawyer within the 1-800VINCENT network will manage the legal matters of your personal injury case while you focus on healing and recovery.
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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FAQ's
Motorcycle accidents can occur in a wide array of ways. Although some may be caused by the motorcyclist, other crashes are often caused by the negligence of the driver of the motor vehicle.
Motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by:
- Lane splitting (or driving between two lanes)
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Left-hand turns by cars
- Hazardous road conditions
- Sudden stop of the vehicle in front of the motorcyclist
Although wearing a helmet is not required by Florida law if you are over 21 and carry a minimum of $10,000 in motorcycle insurance protection, motorcyclists should always consider wearing one. In the case of a motorcycle crash, the insurance companies will be less willing to give the motorcyclist the maximum settlement and will argue that some of the claimant’s injuries may have been avoided if properly geared.
Motorcyclists should also wear a helmet to avoid severe brain injuries. Due to the lack of protection of the head, impact at medium or high speed can cause severe head trauma and can ultimately lead to paralysis or fatality. It is always highly recommended by Vincent that every motorcyclist takes a second to put on a helmet before they get on the road.
It is no doubt that motorcycle accidents result in a greater chance of injury or even death, due to the lack of protection of the motorcyclist. With motorcyclists making up only 7% of all motorists on Florida’s roads, 19% of all traffic fatalities are caused by motorcycle accidents. In Marion County, Ocala, 196 motorcycle crashes were reported in 2016 alone, according to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Of the total reported number of crashes, 165 were injured and 12 were killed.
In some unfortunate cases, a car accident with a motorcycle may end in the fatality of the motorcyclist. Although it is difficult for the family of the deceased to think about filing a wrongful death claim after such an unexpected death, it should be considered. Although no amount of money will ever replace a loved one, an Ocala motorcycle accident lawyer can help the family of the deceased attain compensation to assist the family financially as they recover from a difficult time.
All the motorcycle attorneys in Ocala, Fl that are in network with 1-800VINCENT are well-versed with personal injury law and have extensive experience in handling motor vehicle accident cases, including motorcycle crashes. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Ocala FL today and need quality legal representation, call 1-800VINCENT now. Vincent is waiting for your call and is eager to find the best motorcycle injury attorney in Ocala for your case.