Bikers face big challenges after a motorcycle crash. The injuries themselves are often very serious and debilitating. Proving fault can be complicated by many factors including bias against bikers and a lack of reliable witnesses, when there are any witnesses at all. You can recover full and fair compensation for your injuries, but you’ll need a motorcycle accident attorney who will fight for you and your family every step of the way.
Please, do not wait until it is too late to take legal action. If you have been injured in a motorcycle wreck in South Florida, talk to the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. today.
Driver Negligence in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents, even single vehicle motorcycle accidents, are commonly caused by negligent drivers. Negligent drivers can be held liable for your injuries. Examples of driver negligence leading to Florida motorcycle accidents include:
- Driver makes a left-hand turn into the path of the motorcycle
- Driver fails to check blind spots, and makes a lane change into the motorcycle, or that forces an evasive maneuver
- Following too closely
- Opening door into the path of the motorcycle
Defective Motorcycle or Roadway
Motorcycle accidents can also be caused by motorcycle defects and roadway defects. Motorcycle accident injuries can be made worse by defects, even if the defect did not cause the accident.
Defective brakes, faulty tires or rims, engine defects, and design flaws such as those leading to front-end wobble, are among the defects that can cause a motorcycle crash. A defective fuel system can cause a crash by causing the engine to die and, even in cases where the fuel problem did not cause the crash, a leak can cause injuries to be far worse due to fuel-fed fire.
Any type of vehicle can be susceptible to roadway defects, but motorcycles are far more likely than four-wheeled vehicles to crash due to problems with the road surface such as excess sand or debris, potholes or crumbling pavement. Other defects that are especially problematic for bikers include improperly banked curves and inadequate drainage. Because bikers are not protected by the sides of a vehicle, defects such as lack of breakaway devices on poles and signs can be fatal.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Miami or Ft. Lauderdale area motorcycle accident, please do not pass up your chance to recover the compensation that can pay for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more. Call the Law Offices of Lee P. Marks, P.A. at 305-444-3343 or email us today to schedule your free consultation.