Injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can turn your world upside down. Even as a responsible biker who is alert and follows Florida motorcycle laws, you may still face a life-altering injury due to the recklessness of another driver. In these situations, you deserve maximum compensation.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in the state of Florida, you should speak with our experienced attorney as quickly as possible. Contact Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb today by completing the form on this page or calling 941-365-7171 to schedule a free consultation. Our Sarasota office welcomes clients from Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice and surrounding Florida communities.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle requires a constant balance of judgment and skill. The majority of motorcycle riders are careful and ride responsibly when travelling along the nation’s roadways. Unfortunately, wearing the right gear, avoiding risks and following the law doesn’t prevent other drivers from acting carelessly.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Distracted driving, especially texting while driving
- Failure to notice a motorcycle lawfully driving on the road
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Left turns in front of a motorcycle
- Aggressive drivers, unwilling to share the road with motorcycles
A recent study estimated that 60 percent of Florida motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle were the fault of the other driver, not the motorcyclist.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
When accidents do occur, motorcyclists are at greater risk for severe injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that a staggering 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. Often, these devastating crashes are the fault of a car driver, not the motorcyclist.
Some of the most common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents include:
These traumatic injuries can require significant medical care, extensive rehabilitative therapy and long periods away from work. The sudden and unexpected physical, emotional and financial challenges are often too much for families to manage, and the consequences can be severe.
Having a seasoned legal advocate on your side can make a tremendous difference in your case. The experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb has a proven record of success and can guide you through the complexities of your case. We are passionate about helping our clients achieve a full physical and financial recovery from their injuries.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb today online or at 941-365-7171 to schedule your free case evaluation. We proudly serve Sarasota County and the entire state of Florida.