According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), Florida leads the entire United States in the number of motorcyclists who die on the roads. If you are a motorcyclist in Clermont or any other city in Florida, you could be at serious danger of being injured or killed in an accident.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or your loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, a Clermont motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help you today. Call our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
Motorcycle Riders Are Completely Exposed
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are killed at a disproportionately high rate when vehicles collide. It is not difficult to see why this is the case when examining the safety features in a two-door or four-door vehicle versus a motorcycle. Motorcycles lack:
- Doors or a roof to prevent the rider from being ejected from the motorcycle
When a motorcycle strikes another object, they can be thrown from the bike as their bike’s momentum stops but their body’s momentum continues forward. This can lead to potentially catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury, which can lead to paralysis
- Road rash, which can cause the skin to be severely damaged
- Multiple broken bones
- Harm to internal organs
The potential for these catastrophic injuries to befall motorcyclists means that those who drive cars, SUVs, and trucks have a great responsibility to drive with care.
Motor Vehicle Drivers May Be Liable for a Motorcycle Accident
There are several ways in which a motor vehicle driver may cause a collision with a motorcyclist. According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), some mistakes that a car, SUV, or truck driver may make that directly cause a collision include:
- Failing to check blind spots before merging.
- Failing to check the oncoming intersection before turning right.
- Traveling too closely behind a motorcyclist.
- Being distracted, which puts all other motorists at risk, but those risks may be even greater for highly exposed motorcyclists.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident as a motorcyclist, then you may want to seek assistance from a Clermont motorcycle accident lawyer. Call our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
A Lawyer Can Lead Your Lawsuit
Motorcycle accidents can leave a trail of destruction, often including medical bills and other expenses. If you want to pursue legal action against the person or people responsible for your accident and subsequent losses, a Clermont motorcycle accident lawyer may:
- Collect evidence.
- Consult experts.
- File your case.
- Complete your case.
- Defend your rights.
You may be eligible for coverage for your losses, which may include:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Additional losses
Call Our Team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
We provide responsive legal care and will go the extra mile to ensure that you receive the representation you deserve. Call our team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.
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