Motorcycle enthusiasts agree, Florida is a top destination for motorcycle events and the favorable weather and road conditions are a top reason why many choose to commute by motorcycle. With 630,000 registered motorcycles in Florida, motorcyclists represent a significant percentage of the vehicles on Florida roads.
It is the legal responsibility of all drivers to share the road with motorcyclists and take due care for their safety. Despite these legal obligations, many drivers engage in dangerous and sometimes deadly behaviors, causing life-altering injuries and sometimes death to motorcyclists and their passengers. Motorcyclists and their passengers are susceptible to far more serious injuries than those in an automobile accident, including: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, bone fractures, dismemberment and disfigurement, among other things.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Palm Beach County, call the West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo today. With more than 20 years experience fighting for our clients in South Florida, our experienced West Palm Beach injury lawyers are here to help you.
Florida Motorcycle Claims
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in the state of Florida, you do not receive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits as you would in an automobile accident. Therefore, motorcycle accident claims are more complex and often confusing. In order recover for your medical expenses and compensated for your losses, you and your motorcycle accident attorney in West Palm Beach must make a claim against the negligent, at fault driver who caused your motorcycle accident. Examples of driver negligence that regularly causes motorcycle accidents are:
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone)
- Impaired driving
- Failure to yield the right of way to motorcycles
- Following too close behind motorcycles
- Speeding / reckless driving
Consulting With An Attorney
In order to receive compensation from an at fault driver, you must prove negligence and the extent of your damages and losses. The West Palm Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo have the experience and a successful track record to help you meet this burden of proof and recover the money you deserve. Call today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.