For motorcycle enthusiasts, Florida is full of year-round motorcycle events, rallies, charity runs, and long, flat roadways. It’s a popular mode of transportation and recreational activity for Florida residents and tourists alike. Unfortunately, riding motorcycles can be a dangerous and sometimes deadly activity. In 2011, 18.8% of all traffic fatalities were motorcyclists and their passengers. Many factors contribute to the cause of motorcycle accidents, and the vast majority is due to a lapse in judgment or negligent behavior of another driver on the road, including:
- Tailgating/following too closely behind a motorcycle
- Failure to yield/give right of way to a motorcyclist
- Distracted/impaired driving
- Neglecting to carefully look before changing lanes
- Speeding/reckless driving
If you have suffered injuries due to any of these causes, consult with a Boynton Beach motorcycle accident lawyer today to discuss the facts of your case and what steps you should take. An experienced injury attorney with our firm can provide you with the next steps to take in the claims process and ensure you know what to expect at each step.
Filing a Claim
In Florida, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits do not cover those who have been injured in a scooter or motorcycle accident. For this reason, it is incumbent upon the injured party to seek representation from a personal injury attorney to prove the other driver’s negligence and recover for your losses. The motorcycle accident attorneys in Boynton Beach will investigate, collect evidence, speak with witnesses, negotiate with insurance companies and, if need be, present your case to a jury in order to ensure you receive the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
Consulting With An Attorney
The traumatic effects of a motorcycle accident are far-reaching. The injuries are catastrophic and life-changing, resulting in lost wages from missed work, diminished capacity to work in the future, large and sometimes ongoing medical expenses, the emotional distress and even the loss of companionship if a loved one is killed in such an accident. When another driver caused you to suffer from these and other losses, they need to be held accountable and compensate you.
The Boynton Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo have successfully represented clients who have been injured or lost a loved one in motorcycle accidents for more than 20 years. Call now and schedule a free consultation at the Boynton Beach office, or if you cannot travel, they can come to you at the hospital, your home or work.