Motorcycle And Bicycle Accidents
Motorcycles and cars share the roads together - but when motorcycle accidents happen, the results can be horrific. Even a minor accident can be devastating when a motorcycle is involved. Serious injuries are common, and sometimes even death.
Motorcycles At A Disadvantage
Motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks on the road - and other drivers sometimes do not see or notice motorcycles. Motorcycle accidents often result in major and traumatic injuries to the brain, spinal cord, numerous other bodily injuries, and often death.
Even a “minor” motorcycle accident can be horrific. At best, perhaps a rider will suffer bumps, bruises and road rash. More often serious injuries include brain damage, paralysis, spinal and back injury, fractures, severe burns, and even amputation. Even with proper safety gear and safe driving on the part of the rider, serious injuries and death can occur. Often injuries cannot be compensated with just money - victims may require many surgeries, constant medical treatment, rehab, medications, loss of job or wages. Sometimes this lasts for months, other times these are permanent and lifelong issues.
A motorcycle victim may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. This may include lost wages, medical bills, future wages, future medical bills, monies for pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional pain and trauma, loss of life enjoyment, and other damages. When calculating damages, it is important to determine what the future needs of the victim are going to be. In the event of a death, the family of the victim may be entitled to damages for loss of life, wrongful death, even pain and suffering.
Without proper safety equipment, not only are motorcycle accidents more likely to be deadly and cause more serious injury, they are also likely to result in less compensation to the victims. Even if a motorcycle accident is caused through no fault of the rider, a motorcyclist without proper safety gear - helmet, padding, safe and working bike - a jury may decide that part of the injuries were due partially to the negligence of the rider for failing to take precautions which might have lessened injuries. It is important to demonstrate the rider took proper safety precautions.
When the unthinkable happens, immediate action is important. Medical experts need to be consulted. If you or a loved one has been injured or hurt in a motorcycle accident, you are not alone. Discuss your case for FREE with the motorcycle accident attorneys at the Byrne Law Group right now - call 813-413-6565
Bicycle Accidents - Cyclists Can Share The Road Too!
A bicycle is legally considered to be “vehicle” on the road, and a bike rider is entitled to the same protections as any other vehicle operator. Cyclists are entitled to occupy the full lane they are in when on a road, and they must follow the same traffic laws as other vehicles. Many times motorists do not understand this or fail to treat bikes as vehicles. It is not uncommon for cars and truck to improperly, sometimes dangerously, pass cyclists on the road. Bike accidents can be common - sometimes a driver might not even see a cyclist.
Bicycle Accidents Severe
Bicycles provide very little protection to the cyclist. Even a helmet is not going to do that much good when a cycle collides with a vehicle at a high rate of speed. Common injuries involve serious and traumatic head injury, brain damage, paralysis, spinal cord damage, numerous broken bones, burns, concussions and death. Even minor injuries from “minor” accidents can have long lasting impact - a broken leg can ground an otherwise active person, leading to other mental and physical health problems, employment difficulties, and loss of enjoyment of life, not to mention medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages to the bike itself. Sometimes cyclists or the physical bicycle may or may not be covered by insurance. It is important to speak with a knowledgable and experienced attorney who can evaluate your situation and give you solid advice.
Take Action Now!
If you or your loved ones have been hurt or injured in an accident throughout Florida, from Tampa to Ft. Myers, Miami to West Palm Beach, Orlando to Jacksonville, Naples to Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Sarasota, don’t wait. Call the Byrne Law Group right now! We may be able to help. We can find you a doctor, help you get compensated for lost wages and medical bills, and fight to get you money for your time, pain and suffering. We will work with your insurance company to properly handle your claim, and prepare your case against the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
Call 813-413-6565 right now for a FREE consultation to discuss your case with the Byrne Law Group’s car accident attorneys right now - take the first step toward feeling better!