Protecting Florida’s Motorcycle Accident Victims
Riding a motorcycle is a fun and convenient way to get around Florida. However, every motorcyclist should be aware of the risks of accidents and injuries while riding. No matter how careful you may be while operating your motorcycle, you cannot control the acts of drivers or the environmental conditions around you and accidents can occur. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 89,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries in crashes in 2017 in the U.S., while another 5,172 did not survive the crash. To learn more motorcycle accident injury statistics, visit the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.
Motorcyclists injured in accidents have the same legal rights as people injured in other types of motor vehicle accidents. They have the right to seek compensation for their losses through either insurance claims or personal injury claims in court. If you would like to discuss your options after a motorcycle accident in Florida, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers at Meldon Law for help today.
Motorcycle Accidents Cause Devastating Injuries
The losses that a motorcycle accident victim can incur are often extensive due to the severe injuries that can result from these accidents. Unlike motorists in cars or trucks, motorcyclists do not have metal frames, bumpers, seatbelts, airbags, and other components to protect them in the event of a collision. Instead, motorcyclists generally have little more than a helmet – if they are wearing one – and the clothes on their backs to protect them from an impact. It should be no surprise that these crashes can leave motorcyclists with catastrophic injuries.
Some of the common serious injuries motorcyclists sustain include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Broken or shattered bones
- Jaw, facial, and/or dental fractures and injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal organ damage and/or internal bleeding
The above injuries all require emergency medical attention and often need extensive treatment including surgeries, hospitalization, rehabilitation, and more.
Helping You Seek the Compensation You Deserve
Many motorcyclists face overwhelming medical bills and must miss work while they recover from their injuries, which can result in significant lost earnings. If you have incurred losses in a motorcycle accident, you should call for a free case evaluation as soon as possible. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers identify whether your accident was caused by another person’s negligence and will work to hold any negligent parties liable for your losses. You can rely on our firm to always fight for the maximum possible compensation available in your particular case.
Contact the Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Meldon Law Today
At Meldon Law, we have protected the rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout Florida for decades. Our firm works tirelessly on each case we accept to best stand up for the rights of our clients. We are experienced in handling complex motorcycle accident cases and know the resources to explore different options for your recovery. Contact Meldon Law at 800-373-8000 today if you have been involved in a serious motorcycle accident. We are here for you.