Belleair Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities are on the rise, thanks to distracted driving and a post-COVID, disturbing trend in aggressive driving. In fact, motorcyclist fatalities have risen by 23 percent across the state in recent years, even as motor vehicle occupant deaths have remained relatively stagnant. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle collision, you should not have to foot the large medical bills and other expenses that another party caused. An experienced Belleair motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover these damages, and potentially much more by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf. The motorcycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff have assisted countless motorcycle accident victims, and we believe that we can help you obtain a substantial settlement as well.
What Can I be Compensated For After a Belleair Motorcycle Accident?
Traffic violence is generally not treated as a crime, even when victims are seriously injured or paralyzed. Instead of pursuing justice in the criminal courts, a more successful option is to file a civil claim. There are two types of damages in a personal injury claim: economic and non-economic. Economic damages have a precise financial value based on the victim’s specific losses. Economic damages include medical expenses and lost wages, for example. Non-economic damages, which are based on a victim’s pain and suffering or lost joy of life, are often larger in value than economic damages.
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity due to long term disability
- Loss of joy of life
- Emotional distress/anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium, lost lifetime wags, and burial expenses if the victim lost their life
Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
While motorcyclists must remain vigilant at all times, drivers seemingly spend half their time looking down at their phone, confident that if they get in a wreck, their seat belt, air bags, and steel roll cage will protect them. Motorcyclists do not have this privilege. As such, motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable road users groups, and even relatively slow-speed collisions can result in traumatic injury. Some of the most common injuries our clients have suffered from include the following:
- Soft tissue injuries
- Lacerations and contusions (road rash)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Facial injuries
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
Call a Belleair Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
Sadly, Florida, which boasts great year-round riding weather, is one of the most dangerous states in which to ride a motorcycle. Our road infrastructure attempts to prioritize speed over safety, which puts motorcyclists at serious risk, even when they are following the rules of the road to a T. If you were injured in a collision that another party caused, we can help you seek justice by filing a personal injury claim with that party’s insurance company. To get started on your claim as soon as possible, call our Belleair motorcycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff today at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation.