Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a motorcycle crash that was no fault of your own? If you were injured by another, or suffered property damage to your motorcycle due to another driver’s inattention or road rage, you deserve to be financially compensated. Call the Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyers of the Pendas Law Firm today to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
Riding a Motorcycle is Dangerous
While driving a car is the most risky activity in which most Floridians partake on a daily basis, motorcyclists know all too well how much more dangerous their mode of transportation is than riding in the protection of a closed vehicle with air bags and seat belts. Motorcyclists are exposed to the elements just like bicyclists and pedestrians, but travel at the speed of traffic, which puts them at even more risk. And, while most motorcyclists give intent concentration to the road ahead, to the sides, and behind them, many car drivers refuse to give other road users that kind of attention and respect. All too often, motorcyclists are injured or killed by distracted or impatient drivers, and the roads are becoming even less safe. Nearly 5,000 people were killed on U.S. roadways in motorcycle crashes in 2015, while more than 88,000 were hospitalized, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Even worse, motorcycle fatalities rose by 27.8 percent from 2015 to 2014, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Furthermore, 546 Floridians were killed and 10,201were seriously injured in motorcycle crashes in 2015.
Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle crashes are some of the most traumatic incidents on Florida’s roadways. A motorcyclist, at most, is protected by a thin layer of leather and an inch of helmet, and is up against multiple tons of steel, razor sharp glass, fixed objects such as telephone poles and street signs, and rock-hard asphalt. A motorcyclist is 27 times more likely to die, per mile ridden, compared to an occupant of a passenger vehicle, and five times more likely to be injured, per mile. Common injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis;
- Spinal column damage;
- Multiple fractures of the limbs;
- Serious road rash;
- Contusions; and
If you were injured by the negligent driving of another, you have the right to hire an lawyer and seek financial compensation from the liable party. Compensation can cover medical bills, pain and suffering damages, property damage, and much more. It is important to act quickly while information and evidence are still fresh, and to ensure that you are compensated in a timely manner so that you can afford to pay for your medical expenses and lost time at work.
Call the Motorcycle Collision Lawyers at the Bradenton Pendas Law Firm Today
If you suffered injuries and property damage because of another person’s negligence, do not hesitate to contact an lawyer at once to seek the financial compensation that you deserve. Call the Pendas Law Firm in Bradenton to discuss your case with an experienced Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer for answers today.