Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Orlando
In Florida, we love our motorcycles. Our beautiful year-round weather means more motorcycles take to the highways in our state than most others. Unfortunately, many negligent drivers out there fail to give motorcyclists their proper space, causing them to drive in more difficult conditions, leading to crashes. Conversely, some motorcyclists drive recklessly for whatever reason, causing accidents with other cars and trucks. Whatever your case, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, we are here to help!
What Injuries are Common in Motorcycle Accidents?
Victims of motorcycle accidents can end up with all kinds of injuries. These types of injuries are usually more severe than those experienced inside an enclosed vehicle as the motorcycle driver does not have the benefit of the body of the vehicle to protect them. Here are some of the most common:
- Brain Damage
- Broken Bones
- Loss of Life
- Spinal Cord Injury
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
15.7% of all traffic fatalities in the Sunshine State happen to motorcyclists and their passengers. Here are some of the common reasons why a motorcycle accident may occur:
- Cars following motorbikes too closely – should be at least a 4 to 5 second following distance.
- Auto drivers failing to see motorcycles in their rear view mirrors.
- Autos crowding motorcyclists while passing them.
- Motorcyclists driving recklessly; e.g. speeding, running stop signs/red lights, etc.
- Motorcyclists driving while intoxicated.
Are Helmets Required In Florida?
Serving clients throughout Florida including the cities of Apopka, Winter Haven, Lakeland, Leesburg, St. Cloud, Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, Haines City, St. Eustis, Lady Lake, and Sanford.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a motorcycle-related crash, do not sign or agree to anything without talking with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer. Medical bills, loss of work, and permanent injuries can add up, and it is important for you to understand your legal rights. At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we understand you are going through a tough time, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you.
We offer friendly personalized service, including a FREE consultation by phone or in person to discuss your case and what issues may be involved. And if you retain us to represent you, we will not charge you anything up front; you only pay if we win compensation for you. To talk with our Orlando motorcycle accident attorneys, call our office today at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149.