Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Ft. Lauderdale or anywhere in Florida, the negligent driver who caused your motorcycle accident is responsible for your losses, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, diminished future earning potential, emotional distress and/or the pain of losing a loved one.  At Kogan and DiSalvo, our Ft. Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys will work to secure a settlement to compensate you for your losses by means of an out-of-court settlement or as the result of a positive verdict in a jury trial. To begin your road to financial recovery consult with a personal injury attorney today.

Florida Motorcycle Laws

For many Florida residents and visitors, riding a motorcycle is a popular means of transportation, both for recreation and commuting. Florida is also a popular destination for a multitude of motorcycle enthusiast events, including rallies, poker runs, charity rides and the annual Daytona Bike Week.   With more than 630,000 registered motorcyclists in the state of Florida (1) and numerous out-of-state motorcyclists who visit throughout the year, Florida motorcycle accident statistics are staggering and sobering. In 2011, 18.8% of all Florida motor vehicle deaths involved the driver and/or passenger of a motorcycle (2), and nationwide, 5,000 people are killed annually in motorcycle accidents (3).  53% of motorcyclists killed in crashes were not wearing safety helmets (4). Those who are fortunate enough to survive motorcycle accidents may suffer severe, life-changing injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries/Brain damage
  • Fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Loss of limbs
  • Lacerations / Road rash
  • Disfigurement / Severe scarring

Florida drivers are required by law to adhere to safe driving practices in general, and specifically pertaining to motorcyclists with whom they share the road.  Slight distractions, a moment of negligence or just bad decisions made by the driver of a motor vehicle can have devastating consequences for the driver, passenger or loved one on a motorcycle. The following factors are common causes of accidents that should result in contact with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Failure to yield to motorcycle
  • Following too close behind a motorcycle
  • Impaired, distracted and/or negligent driving
  • Erratic or aggressive driving
  • Cutting off a motorcycle rider
  • Neglecting to allow a motorcyclist full use of a lane of traffic

Motorcycle Accidents and No-Fault Laws

In the state of Florida, the $10,000 (for medical treatment and/or lost wages) Personal Injury Protection benefits (PIP) are NOT available to those who have been injured as a driver or passenger on a motorcycle.  In the unfortunate circumstance that you are injured in a Ft. Lauderdale motorcycle crash due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, call the Ft. Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo today. They can make a claim against the at fault driver who caused your motorcycle accident, and help you recover a settlement for your injuries, lost wages, emotional distress or the wrongful death of a loved one. Our Ft. Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorneys have over 20 years of experience successfully recovering compensation for injured motorcyclists and their passengers.