Brevard County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Protecting the Rights of Injured Riders in Florida
There is nothing more exhilarating than experiencing the joys of the open road on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous when a motorcycle crashes with another vehicle, since motorcyclists are afforded little protection. Many motorcyclists are unable to ride for some time-or never again-after a serious motorcycle accident. Due to the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle, in comparison to a car, motorcyclists experience catastrophic injuries when they collide with other vehicles.
Henderson & Futchko, P.A. is a personal injury law firm located in Melbourne, Florida. Our Brevard County motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to recovering the highest possible amount of compensation on your behalf in order to help you recover from a serious and life-changing motorcycle accident.
What To Do If You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
With over 500,000 registered motorcycle drivers, Florida is home to the second largest population of motorcyclists in the US. It is no surprise that with so many motorcycles on the road, accidents happen. In the event that you are involved in an accident involving the operation of a motorcycle it is suggested that you:
Ensure the safety of those involved: move away from the roadway and make sure anyone else involved is safe from traffic hazards
Involve the police: be sure to give the officer your account of the accident and ask for the officer’s name and badge number to use in the event you want to order a copy of the police report
Collect evidence: if possible, take photos of the scene and document the involved party’s names and contact details. If there are any witnesses, try to collect their contact details as well
Seek medical care: consider having an evaluation from a doctor for documentation and treatment of any injuries sustained
Contact Henderson & Futchko, P.A. for a free consultation and to assess the nature of your accident and case
What Kinds of Motorcycle Injuries Can I Be Compensated For?
In many cases, being involved in a motorcycle accident does not mean that you were at fault. Automobiles on the roadways usually do not look for motorcyclists and are not trained to take the special needs of motorcyclists into account. In fact, the most common causes of accidents on a motorcycle in Brevard County is head-on collisions, left-turn crashes, speeding, driving under the influence, and distracted driving. The conditions of the roadways is also a significant factor in causing injuries.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Muscle damage
- Spinal cord injury
Oftentimes, these accidents are the results of negligent and impulsive decisions made by other motor vehicle drivers on the road. Some drivers simply fail to remain alert and fail to see motorcyclists in their blind spots, or they try to overpass them. If you have sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident, you need to become informed about your rights by speaking with our knowledgeable and well-versed attorneys.
Ready to Take Action?
Since 1980, our firm has represented more than 4,000 injured victims in Melbourne, FL and we are confident in our abilities to help you too. With our careful guidance, you may be able to obtain the compensation you need to pay for all of your accident costs, including medical care, rehabilitative care, and pain and suffering.
We can present a claim on your behalf against the at-fault party's insurance company so that you don't experience the financial fallout of an accident you didn't cause. We are prepared to guide you through the entire claims-filing process so you never have to feel stressed or confused about your situation.
In one notable motorcycle accident case overseen by our experienced Melbourne lawyers, we were able to recover:
$400,000 on behalf of a client that suffered internal injuries, broken bones, and road rash when the driver of a car made an improper turn in the path of the motorcyclist.
During our more than three decades of experience, we have obtained successful results and exceeded the expectations of our clients. Our goal is to make the recovery process easier for you.
If you are ready to file a claim for your motorcycle accident, please contact our Brevard County motorcycle accident attorneys without delay at (321) 320-7162.