When you are aboard a motorcycle, with that feeling of invincibility, you can disregard the great danger lurking. People in cars, have steel and safety belts. You may not even be wearing a helmet when you are struck by a truck or car. It takes special skill to try a motorcycle case, and the cards can be stacked against you fi you do not have a lawyer who knows the ropes.
Wearing a helmet lowers a motorcycle rider's risk of fatal injury by 37%. Despite the documented effectiveness of helmets, many motorcyclists choose not to wear them, especially when state laws don't require helmet use. Currently, less than half of the states in the U.S. require helmet use by riders of all ages.
In Florida, Motorcyclists are subject to the same speed restrictions as other vehicles. All motorcyclists are required to drive at a speed that is reasonable and prudent. Fla. Stat. § 316.183. Any speed in excess of the following speeds is evidence of unreasonable driving: 15 mph approaching a school crossing, 25 mph in a business or residential district and 65 mph in other locations.
In all motorcycle accident cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a motorcycle accident, call us now at (305)-371-7111. The initial consultation is free, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the four-year statute of limitations expires.