How a Motorcycle Lawyer Assists Accident VictimsMarch 12, 2021 | Category: Motorcycle Accidents | Share
Florida has beautiful weather and vistas which is why our state draws many motorcycle enthusiasts. Florida has more than half a million registered motorcycles, the most of any state in the U.S. With so many motorcycles on the roads and highways, other motor vehicles must always be prepared to encounter one or more motorcycles in their travels and share the road responsibly.
“A motorcycle’s small size and lack of driver protection can cause catastrophic injuries, even tragic death when it is involved in an accident with another vehicle. Most motorcycle crashes are the fault of the other driver, not the motorcycle operator," says Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties had an annual average of 26 motorcyclist fatalities and 338 injuries. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported in its 2019 annual report:
- Motorcyclist fatalities – 521
- Motorcyclist incapacitating injuries – 1,885
- Motorcyclist other injuries – 5,200
- Motorcycle passenger fatalities – 29
- Motorcycle passenger incapacitating injuries – 187
- Motorcycle passenger other injuries – 447
When motorcyclists are injured in an accident, their lives change. The injuries they incur may include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and thorax injuries, in addition to broken bones, sprains, and other internal injuries.
Victims may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Long and short-term medical care
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
“It is important for motorcyclists who have been injured because of the negligence of another to contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. We will assist by immediately gathering and preserving evidence and taking statements before evidence is lost and/or memories fade. A vehicle accident investigation may be needed. The investigation can include an accident reconstruction by our forensic experts. These experts include mechanical, civil, and traffic engineers who have specialized training in crash investigation and analysis. We handle the specifics of a motorcycle accident claim, including insurance paperwork and adjusters, and assess settlement offers. The victim can focus his/her efforts on recovery and not worry about financial stresses. Finding an attorney with extensive experience in handling these matters is essential to the success of the personal injury or wrongful death claim,” said Attorney Spivey.
"Should you or a loved one be injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced motorcycle accident legal team. We are available 24/7, and there are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you," says Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall Spivey.
Fort Myers Motorcycle Accident Attorney Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.
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