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Fort Lauderdale is popular among motorcyclists for its year-round sunny weather and scenic routes routes along the coast like A1A. Unfortunately, it’s also located in one of Florida’s most dangerous counties for crashes.
There were 38,409 crashes in 2015 within Broward County, a 10 percent increase over 2014, according to the latest data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. And sadly, motorcyclists are disproportionately hurt and even killed in these traffic accidents.
Motorcycle fanatics in Fort Lauderdale should enjoy the rides that bring them joy, but they should also have a plan in the event of a serious accident. That’s where an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help.
Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Fort Lauderdale office have decades of experience helping victims of traffic accidents, including motorcycle accident victims. If you or someone you love sustained serious or fatal injuries during a motorcycle accident, our attorneys will fight on your behalf to try and recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form to learn more today.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable during accidents involving other motorists, as they do not have the protection of a crumple zone and other safety features that a passenger vehicle provides.
The fact that motorcyclists are 16 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic trash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is largely attributed to a motorcyclist’s open exposure on the road. Some of the most common injuries that occur during motorcycle accidents include:
- Bone fractures;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Loss of limbs;
- Paralysis; and
This list is by no means extensive, and you may have experienced these or other injuries.
What Compensation Can I Recover from a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?
If you pursue a motorcycle accident lawsuit after your injury and your case is successful, you may be able to recover a number of damages including:
Economic: This form of damage may include current and future medical bills, loss of income, and in the most severe cases of injury that leave the victim unable to work again, loss of earning capacity.
Noneconomic: Damages may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and in severe cases, disfigurement, paralysis, or amputation.
Punitive: In accidents that involved serious negligence, such as a drunk driver or a person texting while driving, the judge may award punitive damages. This form is damages is designed to hold the responsible party liable and discourage them and others from future reckless behavior.
Wrongful Death: In the case of severe accidents, the victim of the motorcycle accident may die from their injuries. If this happens, the family of the victim may be able to recover compensation for final expenses, funeral costs, loss of companionship, and the loss of income.
How Attorneys Can Help
Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are experienced with handling motorcycle lawsuits. We know the tactics that insurance companies often use to try and deny you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Although past victories do not guarantee future results, our attorneys have a proven track record of success recovering compensation for clients. In fact, we were able to recover a $47,500,000 verdict for a client who sustained serious injuries in a head-on collision.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in Fort Lauderdale, our attorneys want to hear from you. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today to learn how our attorneys may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.