Redington Shores Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Florida is one of the best states in which to ride a motorcycle, due to the fantastic weather, and one of the worst states, due to the dangers posed by poor road and city design. To make matters even more dangerous, drivers are more distracted and more aggressive than they have ever been before, which is resulting in an increase in motorcycle crashes. If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle collision, a lawyer can help you bring a claim against the negligent driver who caused the crash. The Redington Shores motorcycle accident attorney at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff is incredibly well versed in motorcycle collisions, and can help you secure the compensation needed to get you back on your feet again.
Reconstructing a Motorcycle Accident to Prove Fault
Florida is a modified comparative negligence state, meaning that any percentage of fault a plaintiff might be found to have in causing the crash will be subtracted from their overall damages. For example, if the motorcyclist was found to be 20 percent negligent, or at-fault, their damages will be reduced by 20 percent. If they are more than 50 percent at fault, no damages will be awarded. As such, it is important to establish fault, and to make sure that the other party is found 100 percent negligent. In order to do this, we rely on eye-witnesses, camera footage, our client’s own statements, and expert witnesses. These crash-scene reconstruction professionals use advanced physics, engineering, and motorcycle mechanics to show what really happened if the other party refuses to accept blame and there are no other alternatives to proving fault.
Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Due to high speed and little to no protective barrier between the human body and the pavement or other vehicle, motorcyclist injuries are often severe, even if the rider was wearing a helmet, thick clothing, leathers, and/or an armored riding jacket. Common injuries in a motorcycle crash claim include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Fractured tibia
- Fractured femur
- Fractured wrist or ankle
- Fractured humerus, ulna, or radius (arm bones)
- Fractured hip
- Fractured scapula
- Fractured collarbone
- Fractured ribs
- Fractured vertebrae
- Other soft tissue damage such as torn ACL tendon
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
Many of these injuries require immediate medical attention, surgery, and potentially days or weeks in the hospital. Victims deserve to be fairly compensated not only for their medical expenses, but for their pain and suffering, and loss of joy of life due to disability, as well.
Call a Redington Shores Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
There is nothing worse than being seriously injured by another person. It shakes the victim’s confidence and trust in others, potentially for years to come. If you were harmed because a driver was too self-involved to look where they were going, or too violent-natured to award you the very basic courtesy owed by one human to the next, we are here to help you seek justice. Call Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff at 727-330-6502 to schedule a free consultation with a Redington Shores motorcycle accident attorney today.