Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Nothing could be more exhilarating than riding your motorcycle down the sunny, scenic backroads of Florida. But while biking is a rewarding hobby, it can also lead to serious injuries when the drivers around you are careless. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Florida, you may be entitled to financial compensation, depending on why and how the crash or collision occurred. You should discuss your legal options with an experienced Boca Raton motorcycle injury lawyer, like Brian Schwechter, who can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the parties at fault for your accident.
At Schwechter Law Group, we bring years of experience to every accident case we handle. Not only has Brian Schwechter successfully settled approximately 1,000 cases, he is also a tough litigator who is ready to take on the insurance companies for you in court. When you need a skilled and seasoned trial attorney to file your injury lawsuit, look to Brian Schwechter for legal support you can count on. Contact Schwechter Law Group online to set up a free consultation, or call 24/7 at (561) 935-9243 for help.
Motorcycle Accident Fatality Statistics
Motorcycle accidents are often among the most serious cases we handle. Even with protective gear, injuries from a motorcycle accident are usually permanent and severe. Tragically, there are numerous cases where motorcycling injuries prove fatal to the rider. This is also reflected by national statistics on motorcycle accidents. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that “motorcycle riders are… overrepresented in traffic fatalities,” noting that nearly 5,000 motorcyclists were killed during 2018 alone: an average of more than 13 deaths per day. In one particularly shocking statistic, the Insurance Information Institute (III) reported that “motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled” during 2016.
While these statistics are shocking, they can be partially explained by the basic design of a motorcycle. Unlike bicycles or scooters, which are low-speed machines, motorcycles regularly travel at 60, 70, or even 80 miles per hour, with high-speed impact greatly increasing the risk of catastrophic injuries. Combined with little protective equipment to absorb the impact of a collision, motorcyclists receive some of the most significant injuries of any person traveling on the road.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Crashes in Boca Raton, FL
Motorcycle accidents almost always produce moderate to severe injuries. Sadly, many are fatal or have permanently life-altering consequences.
At Schwechter Law Group, we handle a wide range of personal injury lawsuits involving motorcycle accidents in Boca Raton, as well as the surrounding communities. Common motorcycling injuries that can lead to accident claims include:
- Bone fractures, such as broken wrists, ankles, ribs, or hips
- Extensive skin damage, or “road rash,” resulting from ejection from the motorcycle
- Head or facial injuries, which may be permanently disfiguring
- Paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- The total or partial loss of fingers, toes, and/or limbs (either from surgical removal after the crash, or severe physical trauma during the crash)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions
Determining Fault and Liability for a Motorcycle Accident in Florida
While riding a motorcycle may come with certain risks, that doesn’t mean an accident is the motorcyclist’s fault. In many cases, fault lies with a careless trucker or driver who forgets to check their mirrors, speeds around a corner, or gets behind the wheel while intoxicated.
At Schwechter Law Group, we have the experience to deal with insurance carriers and get you the compensation you deserve. Many auto insurance carriers will deny the claim and gear up to fight the motorcyclist, even in cases where fault and liability seem clear-cut. The carriers often believe juries will not give just compensation to motorcyclists because the motorcyclist “assumed the risk” of riding a bike. Over and over again, we have proved them wrong. You have the exact same rights to drive on the roads as anyone riding in an automobile, and we fight to make sure we protect those rights.
Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving West Palm Beach County, FL
At Schwechter Law Group, we understand that the injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents fundamentally change the lives of the victims and their families. We know the medical bills pile up fast; that some victims cannot got back to work; that you are missing that vital paycheck you rely on to make ends meet. We also understand some people will need significant medical attention, including multiple surgeries, debridement procedures (for road rash), physical therapy, and psychological therapy.
We are here to help you, protect you, and advocate for your rights at every step of the way. You don’t work for us, we work for you – and we take that commitment seriously. When you are represented by Schwechter Law Group, you’ll never have to go up against the system alone. For a free legal consultation about your motorcycle accident in Boca Raton, call our offices 24/7 at (561) 935-9243, or contact us online.