Maitland Motorcycle Accident Attorney
While Florida has arguably the best year-round riding conditions of any state, it has many of the country’s most dangerous roads for motorcyclists. Wide surface streets with five or more lanes, dangerously high speed limits, an abundance of out of towners unfamiliar with the roads, and an unlimited supply of aggressive drivers and texters makes all of our state’s sunshine seem a little gloomy. As a result of negligent driving, thousands of Florida motorcyclists are catastrophically injured every year by speeding, drunk, and distracted car and truck drivers. If you were injured in a motorcycle wreck, call the Maitland motorcycle accidents attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group for help.
Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries
The average midsize to large car weighs between 3,500 and 4,500 pounds. Trucks and SUVs, of course, are much heavier. And taller. It is not uncommon these days for the hood of a pickup truck to stand over five feet tall—a monstrous vehicle to pick up groceries, commute to the office, and drop the kids off at school. Because of the vast size difference between motorcyclists and vehicles, extreme injuries can occur at speeds that would not result in injury at all if the collision were between two enclosed motor vehicles. Being hit from the side by a car going just 15 miles per hour is likely to cause a variety of fractures, potentially to the hip, collarbone, ribs, leg, and arm. Other common motorcycle crash injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractured neck or back vertebrae
- Deep contusions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
Fighting The Negative Stereotypes About Motorcyclists
As motorcyclists, we can ride defensively all day and still get taken out by a distracted driver looking at their phone or hit from behind by a drunk. Yet, somehow motorcyclists still have a bad reputation when it comes to safety, despite safety being on the top of virtually every motorcyclist’s mind when they’re out on the road. In every motorcycle crash case we take on, we work tirelessly to prove that the other party was at fault. We use everything at our disposal, from camera footage and eye witness statements to police reports and crash scene recreation experts, to dispel any hint of bias or misplaced fault with our injured clients.
Damages You Can Receive as a Victim of a Motorcycle Crash
Plaintiffs in motorcycle crash claims are often entitled to all of the following damages:
- Medical expenses and estimated costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning ability and lost wages due to disability
- Loss of joy of life
- Other non-economic damages such as emotional distress and PTSD
Call a Maitland Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
There is no such thing as a ‘minor’ motorcycle crash. If you were hurt in any way, including moderate whiplash or road rash, we can help you get the justice you need. Call the Maitland motorcycle accident attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group today to schedule a free consultation.