Clearwater Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle Accident Claims in Florida
Florida is a gorgeous state with many open roads and sunny weather perfect for motorcycling. However, the state’s motorbike-friendliness means that there are more motorcyclists on our roads than in most other U.S. states; and, therefore, more accidents. Over 500 people have been killed annually in Florida motorcycle crashes over the last several years. In fact, Florida had far more motorcycle fatalities than any other state in the years 2016 and 2017 according to data published by the Governors Highways Safety Association (GHSA) in 2018.
At Idrizi Law Group, we want the bikers of our state to feel safe when they ride and are fierce defenders of those who have been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by no fault of their own. If you or a loved one was injured or killed while riding a motorcycle in Florida, our Clearwater motorcycle accident attorneys are here for you. We will help you secure prompt, adept medical treatment and compensation to cover your medical bills, bike repairs, and more.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
A motorcycle accident can come about due to bad weather, poor road conditions, or simple bad luck. However, most motorcycle accidents are caused by human error. This is sometimes on the part of the motorcyclist themselves, but is most often caused by someone driving a larger passenger or commercial vehicle. Motorists often forget to look out for bikers, which can cause serious collisions with devastating consequences—usually more so for the motorcyclist than the driver.
Here are the most common causes of Florida motorcycle accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Low visibility
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Improper left turns
- Improper lane changes
- Head-on collisions
- Lane splitting/weaving through traffic
- Dangerous road conditions
- Poorly designed roads
- Inclement weather
Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
You may not need a lawyer if you have only suffered a few scrapes or minor property damage—your insurance company will take care of those costs. However, if you have been seriously hurt, we highly recommended enlisting the services of a lawyer. If you have sustained an injury that requires extensive medical treatment, your expenses will add up quickly—especially if you have to take time off work to recover. By filing a personal injury claim for damages with the help of a lawyer, you can ensure that all your accident-related expenses are covered.
A layer can help you secure compensation for:
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Lost wages from taking time off work
- Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
A motorcycle accident lawyer can also help you determine liability. When you get into a crash caused by another person, that driver’s insurance company will immediately begin to build a case against you because they don’t want to pay their client’s claim and lose money. This is why it is crucial that you don’t apologize to anyone for an accident you did not cause, nor should you ever speak to the at-fault motorist’s insurance company. Otherwise, they will use anything you say against you.
If you work with an attorney, they will handle the insurance claims process on your behalf as well as file your personal injury claim and other paperwork for you. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will also provide legal guidance and support, protect your rights, walk you through complicated legal procedures, and help you calculate your damages to ensure you receive the maximum compensation available.
How We Can Help
At Idrizi Law Group, we offer free consultations to all prospective clients. If you give us a call after your accident we are happy to walk you through what steps you need to take to protect yourself and help you determine whether taking legal action would be right for you—all free of charge and with no obligation. We hope you choose to work with us on your Florida motorcycle accident claim.
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$250,000 Serious Injuries
In May 2018 we recovered the bodily injury policy limits of $200,000 and the underinsured policy limits of $50,000 for both the driver and passenger of the crashed vehicle.
$200,000 Hit & Run Victim
Client was using the Clearwater Beach roundabout when a distracted driver collided with him and left the scene of the accident.
$161,000 Serious Injuries
In October of 2016, our clients were involved in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal injuries to the driver.
$150,000 DUI Victim
Due to the velocity of the at-fault party’s vehicle, the victim’s car was forced to collide with the other vehicles stopped in front of her. The impact our client suffered caused injuries that required significant treatment for recovery.
$150,000 Serious Injuries
The at-fault party was looking at the accident across the street instead of the traffic in front of him and hit our client without braking at a speed of over 50 MPH.
$125,000 High Speed Collision
Our client was awarded the bodily injury policy limit of $25,000 and was also awarded the underinsured motorist policy limit of $100,000.
$110,000 Side Impact Collision Resulting in Whiplash
Our client was traveling at a legal speed when another car exiting a shopping plaza negligently collided with the passenger’s side of our client’s vehicle.
$100,000 Attorney Colleague Injured in Crash
In July 2020, only 2 months after being hired, we received the maximum bodily injury policy limits for our client which resulted in a $100,000 recovery.
$100,000 Leg Injury
Our client was walking back to his car at the Home Depot parking lot when a parked vehicle backed into him unexpectedly injuring his leg.
$100,000 Serious Injuries
This amount is the maximum bodily injury policy limits the at-fault driver had available. We were happy to see her medical care resolve her extensive injuries requiring back surgery.