Fagnano Law, P.A. Represents Those Injured In Motorcycle Accidents In Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade And All Surrounding Counties
Because of the lack of protection a motorcycle provides, injuries suffered by riders involved in accidents are often severe and life threatening. Even if motorcyclists wear helmets and protective clothing, there is no barrier between them and the road, another vehicle, or some other object, which puts them at much greater risk for injury than those travelling in an automobile.
According to the circumstances, fault for motorcycle accidents may rest with several different parties, including:
- The automobile driver. Motorcycle accidents often occur when the driver of an automobile violates a traffic law, such as speeding, running a stop light, or failing to yield, and hits or is hit by a motorcyclist. Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cellphone while driving, eating, talking to other passengers, or even daydreaming takes a motorist’s attention away from the road and put other drivers, particularly motorcyclists, at risk.
- The motorcyclist. When a motorcyclist is speeding or is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he may be considered at fault for any accident that occurs. However, if the cyclist can establish that the driver of the other vehicle was rapidly changing lanes, weaving, or was distracted by a cell phone, that driver may be held at least partially at fault. In Florida, a motorcyclist may be entitled to financial compensation even if they are partially at fault.
- The motorcycle manufacturer. If a malfunction of the motorcycle due to a defective design, manufacture, or assembly causes an accident, the motorcycle manufacturer may be liable. In situations where a motorcycle or its parts have been recalled, retailers have a responsibility to pull parts from their shelves or to stop selling the motorcycle.
If you sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact Fagnano Law, P.A.. We will work hard to help recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact our firm online or call 561-440-1528 today to schedule your no-risk initial consultation.