Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
SOME COMMON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT SITUATIONS IN MIAMI
- A car or truck makes a sudden turn and causes a collision with a motorcycle rider.
- A car or truck suddenly changes lanes while failing to use their rear-view mirrors and causes a motorcycle accident.
- Road work crews leave an object on a highway or street which leads to a motorcycle rider suffering an accident.
- Negligent cell phone use by a motorist leads to a collision with a motorcycle rider.
- Poor roadway maintenance causes a motorcycle rider to suffer an accident.
SOME COMMON INJURIES RELATED TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
The Perazzo Law Firm has vast experience representing Motorcycle accident victims and clients, thus, we know what some of the most common injuries are and how they affect the lives of the victims and families. Below are some of the most common injuries suffered by individuals involved in a motorcycle accident in Miami.
Though responsible motorcycle riders wear helmets, sometimes they are not enough to fully protect the human skull or brain from injury. Though a helmet may prevent a skull fracture, the impact can nevertheless have a negative on the brain. Brain Trauma from a motorcycle accident can be quite common and may sometimes have a negative affect on an accident victim's life. Brain trauma from a motorcycle accident can result in a number of medical related issues. Normally, after a motorcycle accident that involves impact to the head area, Perazzo Law advises that the accident victim visit a professional healthcare facility and take the necessary steps to rule out internal brain trauma, which can be performed through a CAT scan or MRI. Brain trauma doesn't necessarily have to be immediate. There are cases when brain trauma reveals itself later on in life. That's why Perazzo Law urges motorcycle accident victims that have suffered blows to the head, to see their family doctor or contact us ONLINE for a FREE initial Consultation to discuss a motorcycle accident case.
-Neck and Back Injuries
The neck is perhaps one of the most fragile and sensitive part of our bodies. The slightest injury can set-off long-term physical affects that can greatly alter a motorcycle accident victims life. The neck is comprised of nerves and vessels that connect to our head, which includes the esophagus, larynx, thyroid, lymph nodes, and the upper part of the spinal cord. The neck is also home seven cervical vertebrae, that contain cartilaginous discs perfectly placed between them. This series of discs is part of the spinal cord, which carries information up and down the human body. After a motorcycle accident that involves damage to the neck area, the consequences may sometimes be devastating in worst case scenarios. Severe damage to the neck or back area can be physically and economically devastating to the motorcycle accident victim and his/her family. Perazzo Law urges motorcycle accident victims that have suffered back injury, to contact us ONLINE for a FREE initial consultation to discuss a motorcycle accident case.
-Broken Bones or Fractures
Many times, after a motorcycle rider collides with another vehicle or falls on the ground, the accident victim will try to use his arms to break the fall, when this happens, the injuries are usually minimal. Apart from a few bumps and bruises, the motorcycle accident victim can get up and go. Sadly, many times a motorcycle accident victim will fall on his/her side, when this happens, a broken shoulder, collarbone, or clavicle may be the result. Broken bones are permanent injuries, some of which can affect a motorcycle accident victim's life forever. Sometimes, a broken clavicle will require surgical intervention and post surgical physical therapy. Needless to say how expensive all that is in terms of medical fees and lost wages if any. Perazzo Law urges motorcycle accident victims to seek professional medical care and dedicated legal representation following a motorcycle accident that ends in broken bones or fractures.
The Miami Perazzo Law Firm provides expert legal services to motorcycle victims and pedestrians that have suffered personal injury due to a motorcycle accident in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Our Miami and North Miami Beach Staff of Attorneys have vast experience handling thousands of serious personal injury claims from motorcycle accidents. The Perazzo Law Firm has a proven track-record of providing the proper motorcycle accident claims assistance to help obtain the best possible compensation for our client’s pain and suffering after a motorcycle accident. Furthermore, the Perazzo Law Firm staff is 100% dedicated to their motorcycle accident client's needs and offers full legal representation so they can focus on recovering money from those at fault for personal injury, property damage, loss, or wrongful death.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists in Miami are more vulnerable and more likely to be hurt, seriously injured, killed, or suffer irreparable damage such as traumatic Brain Injury, which lasts a lifetime. Motorcycle accidents account for billions of dollars annually as a result of emergency services, medical bills, rehabilitation, property damage, lost wages, insurance costs, and the lawyer fees they incur. Motorcycle accidents can range from minor injury to wrongful death as many motorcycle accidents may include traumatic head, neck, or back injuries. Though less severe, broken bones or fractures can lead to long-term rehabilitation or lasting effects on the motorcycle accident victim's quality of life. Perazzo Law helps motorcycle accident victims and their families receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries or losses.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury while operating a motorcycle, scooter or as a pedestrian, Contact us ONLINE or call (786) LAWS-411 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident claim for compensation. Our expert Miami legal staff is ready to safeguard your rights.
Perazzo Law knows that motorcycle riders face added risk of personal injury due to the nature of the motorcycle. Unlike other forms of motor vehicles, motorcycles are not equipped with the most effective and common safety features required by law, which are aimed at helping prevent motorcycle accidents and personal injury to passengers or pedestrians. Typical safety features such as restrains, airbags, and crumple zones are not available for motorcycle enthusiasts or motorcycle passengers.
Most motorcycles accidents in Florida involve passenger vehicles and account for one-fifth of all motor vehicle fatalities in the state. Approximately 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or personal injury. By a large margin, inattentive or negligent motorists fail to detect motorcycle riders or fail to yield right of way. However, a large portion of motorcycle accident injuries are the result of single vehicle accidents where the rider loses control because of a tire puncture or other mechanical problem that leads to a motorcycle accident. Road defects also play a role in causing serious injuries to motorcycle riders resulting from uneven pavement or potholes that can cause a motorcycle accident on Miami highways or streets.
It is important for motorcycle riders and passengers to familiarize themselves with all rules and regulations concerning the safe operation of motorcycles in Florida. If you were in a motorcycle accident in Miami, for example, the Perazzo Law Firm considers it best to seek immediate medical assistance. When and if safe to do so, take note of the time of the motorcycle accident, weather and road conditions. Pay attention to any surveillance cameras in the area that may provide an accurate recording of the events leading to the incident. Take down the information of the responding police officers, medical personnel and any witnesses that saw the motorcycle accident. Following the accident, keep a record of any medical treatment, therapy and any expenses incurred as a result of the motorcycle accident. It is best to consult one of our Personal Injury Litigation attorneys to handle any Insurance Claims stemming from the motorcycle accident.
Congested roads and inattentive drivers in Miami place motorcycle operators at serious risk of personal injury, even when complying with all of the traffic regulations. Collisions between motor vehicles and motorcycles often result in the most serious injuries, including fractures, Spinal Cord damage, Brain Injury and Wrongful Death. Hospital bills for motorcyclists accident victims can be devastating, with the average cost for a motorcyclist involved in traffic crashes being $83,676 according to the Florida Department of Health. Wearing a helmet significantly lowers the medical costs associated with traumatic brain injury in motorcycle accidents. The Perazzo Law Firm has vast experience representing motorcycle riders and passengers that suffered personal injuries from motorcycle accidents and we have worked with countless seriously injured clients to provide them with the assistance they needed to get their medical bills and lost wages paid, as well as fair monetary compensation for their pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury while operating a motorcycle, scooter or as a pedestrian, Contact us online or call (786) 529-7411 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your motorcycle accident case. Our expert staff is ready to help you!
It is best for car drivers and motorcyclists to follow some basic safety tips to help prevent Motorcycle Accidents:
- Respect motorcycle riders. Motorcycles are also vehicles and possess the same legal rights as any other motor-vehicle. Be sure to give them proper room to maneuver.
- Stay focused on the vehicles around you and avoid using your cellphone when driving. Even though some motorcycles may be loud, you may not hear it. Actively look for motorcycles in traffic.
- Buffer zone. Leave ample space between your vehicle and motorcyclists. Uneven roadways, wet streets, and dense traffic often call for a motorcycle rider to react and maneuver differently than cars. This causes motorcycle accidents.
- Don’t Daydream. Take extra precaution when turning left. A rider that takes his eyes off the road doubles the risk of getting into a motorcycle accident, especially in Miami.
- Wear proper protective gear: Helmets that meet DOT compliance standards and protective clothing reduce the risk of injury or death in a motorcycle accident. Remember, motorcycles have no bumpers and the only thing between you and the ground is your protective gear.
- Stay in sight: Keep your lights on when the sun goes down, or if it is rainy or foggy. Avoid wearing dark clothes, and apply reflective tape on your bike or clothes so motorists can see you more easily. Riding in blind spots can result in a motorcycle accident and can be avoided by following the three to four seconds rule.
- Use common sense: Avoid zig-zagging between lanes while riding. Be sure to use your turn signals and respect speed limits to avoid high speed motorcycle accidents.
- Get proper training: Completing a motorcycle safety course can not only make you a better rider and avoid motorcycle accidents, but save you money on your motorcycle insurance.
Contact us online or call (786) LAWS-411 to set up a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys to learn more about your legal rights when involved in a motorcycle accident in Miami.
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