Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
In 2004, there were 432 reported motorcycle accident fatalities in the state of Florida. Nearly 300 of those motorcyclists had no alcohol in their blood, and more than 40% were wearing helmets. Many other motorcyclists were injured in crashes. Details and circumstances of each accident varied, but every death and injury means pain, loss, and expense to victims and their families.
If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, contact Billings, Morgan & Boatwright, LLC, in Orlando to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.
In motorcycle accidents, a catastrophic injury such as head injury, back injury, neck injury, or collar bone or femur (thigh bone) fracture are not uncommon. The injured motorcyclist is likely to require extensive medical care and prolonged recovery and rehabilitation. Permanent disability or death is always a strong possibility after a motorcycle accident.
Is the Motorcyclist Automatically at Fault?
Despite the common perception that owning and operating a motorcycle implies assumption of risk, it is often determined that motorcycle accidents were caused by automobile drivers who fail to yield the right of way to or fail to see a motorcyclist.
It has been estimated that 70% of motorcycle accidents are not the motorcyclist’s fault; most accidents take place because another driver was not paying attention and failed to see the motorcycle. Our lawyers work with clients who have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. We have litigated cases involving:
- Wrongful deaths (caused by the negligence of another person or entity, such as a motorcycle manufacturer or vendor )
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injuries (head injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI))
With the popularity of powerful bikes, the growth of motorcycle enthusiast groups, and the development of women’s riding groups, more and more bikes are on the roads each year. Many motorcycle accident victims who have been clients of our law firm have appreciated the perspective of a caring female attorney. Our compassionate attorneys represent clients who are injured residents of Florida and residents of other states who were visiting at the time they were injured.
Contact us to schedule a consultation regarding injuries you sustained in a motorcycle accident.