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Kissimmee’s year-round pleasant weather makes it a dream destination for motorcycle fanatics. However, along with the sunshine and warm temperatures, our city is host to some of the worst — and most dangerous — traffic in the country.
A cruise along I-4 could quickly lead to disaster due to the negligence of another motorist. Fortunately, our motorcycle accident attorneys are experienced in handling motorcycle claims of all sorts, and will fight to try and get you the compensation you need and deserve following your accident.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
More often than not, motorcycle accidents occur because a motorist failed to see the motorcyclist and crashed into them. However, this failure to observe the motorcyclist on the road is often due to negligence or the failure to respect a motorcyclist’s right of way on the road. Some specific driver actions that cause accidents include:
- Swerving in front of a cyclist
- Cutting off motorcyclists at intersections
- Failing to yield
- Failing to leave space between vehicles
- Neglecting to pay appropriate attention to others on the road
- Driving under the influence
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcyclists do not have the protection of a crumple zone and other safety features that passenger vehicles boast. Those riding motorcycles are exposed when on the road and can be seriously injured or even killed during an accident with another driver. In fact, motorcyclists are 16 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Some of the most common injuries that occur during motorcycle accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
What Compensation Can I Recover from a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?
By pursuing a motorcycle accident lawsuit, you may be able to recover damages of the following types:
Economic: This form of damages may include current and future medical bills, loss of income, and in the most severe cases of injury, a complete loss of earning capacity.
Noneconomic: This may include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and in severe cases, disfigurement, paralysis, or amputation.
Punitive: The judge may award punitive damages, which are designed to hold the responsible party liable and discourage them from future reckless behavior.
Wrongful Death: In worst case scenarios, 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 Our Attorneys May be Able to Help
Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are experienced with the laws governing motorcycle lawsuits and the common tactics insurance companies will use to try and deny you the compensation you deserve.
Although past victories do not guarantee future results, our attorneys have a successful history of recovering compensation for clients. In one case, we were able to recover a $47,500,000 verdict for a client who sustained injuries in a head-on collision.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle accident in Kissimmee, our attorneys may be able to help. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today to learn more.