West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
With weather that’s pleasant year-round and ocean views to boot, riding a motorcycle in West Palm Beach is a favorite activity. Yet there are thousands of motorcycle accidents reported in our state every year, and hundreds of fatal motorcycle accidents. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in West Palm Beach and have questions about your options for recovering compensation and how to navigate the claims process, our law firm can help. Call our West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyer today to learn more about how.
How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
When motorcyclists, passenger car drivers, or both fail to exercise the proper degree of care that’s owed to others on the road, the risk of a crash increases. Examples of driver negligence that can contribute to a motorcycle crash include:
- Failing to look before changing lanes;
- Failing to check blind spots;
- Driving while drunk, impaired, distracted, or fatigued;
- Driving aggressively; and
- Failing to adhere to traffic safety rules.
In addition to the dangerous behaviors of vehicle operations, poor road conditions, animals in the road, weather conditions, and defective vehicle parts may also cause or contribute to a crash, too.
Common Injuries from a Motorcycle Crash
Without seatbelts, vehicle frames, or airbags, the injuries that a motorcyclist is at risk of suffering in a crash are very serious. Common injuries from a motorcycle crash include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Facial and scalp injuries;
- Road rash injuries;
- Bone fracture injuries;
- Internal injuries;
- Soft tissue injuries; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
Of course, the list is not inclusive. In addition to those injuries listed above and any other not listed, a motorcyclist may also suffer psychological harm as a result of the accident.
Liability for a Motorcycle Accident
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, determining liability will be a key part of recovering damages, as the party whose negligence caused your injuries will be the party responsible for paying your damages (typically via their liability insurance provider). Our motorcycle accident lawyers can open an investigation into your accident, gathering evidence and talking to witnesses, in order to build your claim and make a strong case for the other party’s liability.
Once you have filed your claim, our lawyers will work hard to negotiate your settlement and disprove any allegations of fault made against you. Our goal is to get you a fair compensation award that fully compensates you for the degree of harm you have suffered.
Call Our West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
Our West Palm Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at the office of Smith, Ball & Baez Injury Lawyers are your biggest advocates after you’ve been in a motorcycle crash. We know that a motorcycle crash is a life-changing experience that you surely weren’t prepared for–while there is nothing that we can do to change the past, we can fight for your future. Please call our law firm directly today or send us a message online to request your free consultation and learn more about how we can serve you.