Best Legal Advice for Dealing with Motorcycle Accidents in Miami
Motorcycle accidents in Miami occur all the time and there are many reasons why motorcycles crash on Miami roadways and streets. Cellphone use, driving under the influence, pedestrian negligence, weather and road conditions all play a huge part in motor vehicle accidents in Miami. Thus, cars, SUVs, and trucks are not alone when it comes to the many perils that go hand-in-hand with operating a motor vehicle in Miami. The motorcycle accident attorneys at our North Miami Beach and Miami offices know far too well what happens when motorcycles crash and what happens when someone or something is on the receiving end of loss, personal injury, or property damage.
The Personal Injury lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm that specialize in Motorcycle accidents know all the ins-and-outs when handling accidents involving motorcycle operators. For example, we know that a large number of motorcycle owners don’t have any insurances, especially those that own motorcycles that are in poor operating conditions. Many times, it’s easier for the owner of a motorcycle in poor condition to flee the scene of the accident and leave the motorcycle behind rather than having to face possible liability claims for damages or injury to accident victims. Motorcycles accidents on Miami Highways and on city streets are on the rise and they most often lead to accidents which result in severe personal injury, property damage, or loss. Other two-wheeled vehicles such as scooters and mopeds, and even ATVs require greater safety measures for operating them in traffic. Some accidents involving motorcycles can be very simple while others may be very complex. Cellphone use while driving is playing a major role in motorcycle accidents in Miami, and accidents involving scooters in the Miami Beach area as many restaurants and Uber Eats employ the use of scooters for their food and beverage delivery services.Motorcycle Accident Facts in Florida:
- If you operate a motorcycle with an engine greater than 50 cc, you must have a valid license.
- Though it would seem like common sense to wear a helmet when you operate a two-wheeled vehicle that uses your head as a bumper, wearing a helmet is not necessarily required by law if the motorcycle operator is 21 years of age or older and has at least $10,000 in medical payment insurance. Any rider under 21 must wear a helmet according to Florida law.
- Eye-protection is required according to Florida Law.
- The motorcycle’s license plate must be visible at all times and may ever be concealed by packages, safety chains, etc..
- Doing wheelies or stunts that reflect negligence while operating a motorcycle is against the law. Accidents stemming from such behavior may lead to the motorcycle operators held liable for injury or loss to accident victims.
- Motorcycle, scooters, and mopeds must have a headlight, and all motorcycles must have at least one stoplight, one side mirror, and footrests for any passengers. Motorcycle handlebars may not exceed the height of the riders shoulders.
- Rear-end collision are among the most likely motorcycle accidents and usually result in severe personal injury, which can lead to Spinal cord and/or Brain injury. The National Safety Council reports some 252 million annual rear-end collisions that involve motorcycles.
- Side impacts are also quite common and usually cause the rider to be hurled through the air or along the ground, causing an array of bodily injury such as broken bones and fractures.
- Many times, motorcycle riders that lose control for any of a number of reasons, may cause personal injury, property damage or loss, to innocent bystanders or property owners. In this case, the victims need to hire a Personal Injury lawyer to shed light on any due compensation by the motorcycle operator or the individual at fault for the accident.
- Miami Hit & Run Accidents are a sad but reoccurring event despite the severity of the crime. The only way to bring justice to hit and run accident victims is by asking witnesses to come forward with any information that may lead to bringing the guilty party to justice. After a hit and run, the incident must be reported to the authorities.
- Always seek professional medical care after a motorcycle accident and keep all records of any assistance, rehabilitation, or medical bills incurred from injuries sustained from the motorcycle accident.
- Hire one of the Perazzo Law Firm’s Motorcycle Accident Attorneys to handle your personal injury compensation claims after an accident involving a motorcycle.
- Most motorcycles accident in Miami that include high-speed collisions that involve other motor vehicle commonly result in fatality. In this case, family members of the deceased motorcycle riders or passengers can claim for compensation if the motorcycle rider was not at fault for the accident and was the victim of third party negligence.
- Every accident victim has the right to present a legal claim for personal injury, damage, or loss as a result of the negligent acts of another.
If you, a family member, or loved-one has suffered personal injury, property damage or loss as a result of an accident involving a motorcycle, scooter, moped, or any other two-wheeled vehicle, the Personal Injury Attorneys at the Perazzo Law firm urge you to Call (786) LAWS - 411 or Contact our Personal Injury staff Online for a FREE initial consultation.