I have represented many people involved in motorcycle accidents and unfortunately they are the most seriously injured victims I represent. When a person gets involved in a motorcycle accident in Orlando, Florida, the laws of Florida apply which are different that anywhere else in the country.
First, there are a number of ways that accidents happen on a motorcycle but there are a few common occurrences. The first occurrence is when driving down a road on a motorcycle and a car pulls out of a side road. The second one is when driving on the highway and you are in the blind spot of a automobile which switches lanes. This causes you to be knocked off your motorcycle instantly. The main overriding element of a motorcycle accident is that the driver of the car is typically distracted because they are either on his or her cell phone or texting.
An individual who gets in a motorcycle accident typically results in serious bodily injury. The first problem is that there is no protection which is different than a car. A motorcycle does not provide the protection. Next, the fact that the Florida Legislature passed a law that allows people to have no helmets which has resulted in clients who are brain dead or suffered serious traumatic brain injuries.
The law in Florida states that an individual does not need to suffer a permanent medical injury or significant scar to collect on a motorcycle accident case. This is very different in Florida automobile accident cases where an individual must sustain some medical permanent injury. The elements of motorcycle accident provides that an individual can recover for their lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Florida law also provides for scarring and dismemberment which is very common in motor accidents.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, please contact me as soon as possible at 407-315-2182 or toll free at (888)245-2855.