Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Motorcycle Accident Victims
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., helps numerous victims each year who suffer injury or death in motorcycle accidents due to the negligent acts of another. Randall Spivey is a Fort Myers personal injury attorney with a long history of representing the victims of motorcycle accidents across the Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, and Port Charlotte area and throughout the state of Florida. The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Inury Attorneys, P.A., prides itself on providing specialized legal representation to motorcycle injury victims and their surviving family members.
Danger on the Roads: Motorcyclists at Risk of Injury and Death
All too often, our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys see the catastrophic results of motorcycle accidents through the injury victims we represent. Most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcycle driver. What’s worse, is that most accidents can be avoided if the drivers of cars use more caution. The majority of motorcycle accidents that result in injury or death involve another vehicle. Since other cars, trucks, and semis are much larger and offer more protections to their occupants than motorcycles, motorcyclists are at a distinct disadvantage. In many cases, if the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident simply would have looked twice before pulling out onto the road or exercised more caution, the injuries or death of a motorcyclist would not have occurred. Careless drivers often forget two very important rules of the road: "Look twice and save a life," and "watch out - motorcycles are everywhere." When drivers of other vehicles fail to exercise due care, serious injuries and fatalities to motorcycle riders are more likely to occur.
At Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., our Fort Myers personal injury lawyers leverage the special laws and protections that apply to motorcycle accident cases in Florida to help motorcycle accident victims obtain compensation. These laws enable motorcycle accident injury victims to recover for damages sustained as a result of a motorcycle accident, including:
• pain and suffering
• loss of enjoyment of life
• long and short-term medical care expenses; and
• lost wages.
Randall Spivey is a Florida motorcycle accident attorney who has handled virtually every type of motorcycle accident case, ranging from minor road rash injuries to catastrophic injury and death.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Florida, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyer. You pay no fees or costs unless you win a settlement or verdict in your favor. In other words, you will pay no money up front when you retain our services to assist you with your case. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view the results we have achieved in Florida motorcycle accident cases and other cases handled by our firm.
When it comes to accidents involving motorcycles and other vehicles, motorcycles usually lose. This is especially true of the accidents involving aggressive drivers.
If you are injured in a vehicle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and related expenses from either your vehicle insurance company or the other driver's insurance company, depending on who was at fault.
When collisions happen, motorcyclists have a greater risk of serious injury or death because they have little protection and no safety belts.
Medical treatment happens before motorcycle accident cases are concluded. When these accidents occur and treatment is given, who pays?
With their numerous parts, should motorcycles have a defect in any one of them a rider can lose control, have an accident and sustain serious injury.
Crash reports and injury statistics have long been important outcome variables in the study of motorcyclists and the success of the training they receive. Yet, for many researchers, these indicators have not been an adequate indicator of success.
February is Hit-and-Run Awareness Month. Motorcycle accidents involving cars and trucks are usually more serious than other types of crashes. When the accident involving the motorcyclist is a hit-and-run accident, being compensated for damages may be complicated.
Since Florida has year-round good weather for outside activities, there is no question it is a Mecca for motorcycle enthusiasts. There are so many motorcyclists on our roads and highways that motor vehicle drivers are reminded to be alert.
Motorcyclists in Florida and in the rest of the country face a number of unique difficulties when dealing with the legal and insurance ramifications of an accident.
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, the highest priority is ensuring your safety and good health. After which you should engage in efforts to gather, protect and preserve useful evidence for your eventual motorcycle accident case.
It is very important for motorcyclists to have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage. This insurance should be at least $300,000 of uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury insurance coverage per person. That is just the minimum recommended coverage.
A study conducted by Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, confirms that motorcyclists who hit fixed objects greatly increase their risk of dying or having very severe injuries such as crippling spinal injuries and fractured vertebrae.
How to Stay Safe on Motorcycles
It is particularly important for motorcyclists to do everything they can to stay safe. Review these guidelines to help you avoid accidents on a motorcycle.
"Ready-Set-Ride" - Motorcycle Safety Tips
Regardless of whether you are a first-time or seasoned rider, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s tips for motorcyclists: "Ready-Set-Ride" can help you ride safely.