Four million motorcycles account for two percent of all registered vehicles in the United States, yet each year motorcycle deaths represent approximately five percent of all highway fatalities. Motorcycle accidents are perhaps the most devastating of all vehicle related accidents. One of the main reasons motorcyclists are killed in crashes is because the motorcycle itself provides no protection in a crash.
The freedoms motorcycle riders enjoy leave them exposed to dangers not faced by other automobile drivers and motorists. Hiring a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of a tragic motorcycle accident may not be your top priority, but critical evidence may be lost if the accident is not investigated immediately. At no cost to you, the personal injury attorneys of Holland & Lamoureux will evaluate your case and determine whether or not you have a case regarding the laws in Florida.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your losses and suffering. Motorcycle accidents and injuries can be caused by a number of factors, issues that might enhance the value of your claim, such as defective roadway designs, poor weather conditions, product defects (including defective tires or defective helmets), and the recklessness or negligence of other drivers. Our legal team will investigate the physical evidence at the scene of the accident, interview witnesses, and document road maintenance, weather conditions and other factors to determine the real cause of the collision. More importantly, there are certain laws that apply to car accident cases that do not apply to motorcycles. Motorcyclists are not required to carry PIP (or No-Fault) insurance. Therefore, if they are injured in a motorcycle crash in Florida, they do not have to prove their injuries are permanent in order to receive pain and suffering compensation.
In all motorcycle accident cases it is essential that measures be taken to promptly preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injures. If a loved one or you are a victim of a motorcycle accident, call Holland & Lamoureux, P.A. now at (866) 225-4907. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.