The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and University of South Florida report that motorcycle accident injuries have increased by 50 percent and motorcycle fatalities have increased by almost 90 percent during the past decade. During the same period, traffic fatalities have reduced by 20 percent and traffic injuries have reduced by 10 percent. Why such a disparity? Well, the fact is that when a motorcyclist is involved in a serious accident, he or she usually takes the brunt of the damage and suffers potentially life-threatening injuries. A seriously injured motor bike rider should strongly consider hiring a Miami motorcycle accident injury lawyer to possibly pursue a claim on his or her behalf.
Studies conducted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that motorcycle riders have a have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance travelled as compared to four-wheeler automobiles, often as high as 35 times more than a passenger car. Yes, you read that correctly. If you or a loved one is operating a motorcycle, you are 35 times more likely to lose your life in an accident. This is mainly due to the fact that the operator of a motorcycle is largely exposed apart from his helmet-covered head, and naturally is at a much greater risk of severe injury upon collision with a larger vehicle, which is more than hundred times heavier than his own mass. Moreover, in maximum cases the car collides with the motorcycle in a head-on collision while taking a turn or cutting through an intersection, and results in immediate death.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a motorcycle crash caused by the carelessness of another driver, consider speaking to a Miami personal injury attorney with experience handling motorcycle accident cases.
Why Speak to a Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney?
First and foremost, it costs you nothing to speak to a Miami motor bike accident lawyer. An initial consultation is completely free, so you will have the opportunity to learn whether you have a viable claim to possibly pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering related to the accident.
Second, you need an advocate on your side. Many auto insurance companies have a team of adjusters and lawyers focused on trying to minimize your injury claim. They will drag their feet in responding to your calls, make up reasons why they can’t pay full restitution, and even tell you that you have no chance of getting a sizable recovery from a jury. An experienced Miami personal injury lawyer knows these tricks and insurance strategies.
Third, a motorcycle accident attorney works on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t have to pay the lawyer anything unless and until they resolve your case, either through settlement or jury verdict.
Contact our Personal Injury Law Firm Today
The South Florida personal injury lawyers of Gerson & Schwartz P.A. represent motorcycle accident victims and their families throughout Miami Dade, Miami Beach, the Florida Keys, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, and West Palm Beach. Our law offices are conveniently located near downtown Miami. However, as needed, our attorneys and investigators can visit you at home or in the hospital. We also answer questions from anywhere in the world. Call us toll free at (877) 475-2905 or contact us online to schedule your free case consultation.