Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating and expensive injuries to riders and passengers. These injuries can often end a career and significantly alter quality of life. In some tragic cases, the injuries from motorcycle accidents can even result in death.
When a motorcycle crash happens, it is important to determine who is to blame for the accident, especially when serious or fatal injuries result. If a motorist was responsible for causing the accident that led to injuries or death, that driver is liable for compensating the accident victim or his or her surviving family members.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Miami motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience representing motorcycle crash victims and those who have lost loved ones. We can help you determine who is to blame for the crash, assist in understanding your legal rights, and work to pursue a claim for compensation to cover your losses.
Motorcycles provide limited or no protection from the force of a car striking the motorbike. When a crash happens, motorcycle riders and passengers are also likely to be thrown from the motorcycle.
Both the impact of the crash and the damage that comes from being tossed from a motorcycle can cause significant damage to the body. Some common injuries include:
These and other injuries caused by motorcycle wrecks can be very expensive to treat and can necessitate missing a great deal of work. In some cases, riders are unable to return to work at all as a result of injuries. Victims may also be in a lot of pain that simply does not go away.
Someone needs to pay for the medical bills and to provide you with compensation for the rest of your losses, including lost income as well as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
In some cases, for more minor injuries, the case may be resolved through your own insurance company under Florida no-fault insurance rules, which would allow you partial lost wage benefits and payment of medical bills. For serious injuries or wrongful death, however, the driver who is responsible for causing the motorcycle accident should cover all losses.
To hold a driver accountable for motorcycle accident injuries or wrongful death, you’ll need to prove that the motorist’s negligence, careless behavior or violations of safety rules was a direct cause of your motorcycle accident. You can demonstrate this in court and a jury will likely award you damages or you can pursue a settlement with the insurance company that represents the at-fault motorist.
Either way, the legal action you take after a motorcycle crash should be enough to provide you with full and fair compensation for your losses.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers have been fighting for the rights of injured victims since 1997. We will do everything we can to help you recover, both physically and monetarily.
To learn more about how we can help, give us a call today and schedule a free consultation with a Miami motorcycle accident attorney.