Florida weather is ideal for riding motorcycles, and many people throughout the state of Florida choose motorcycle riding as their primary means of transportation. Unfortunately, motorcycles are also, in some ways, unsafe, and when motorcycle accidents happen, bikers are often seriously injured as a result. If you were injured in an accident because of another party’s negligence, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Here are some of the questions you may have about motorcycle accidents in Orlando and how our competent legal team can help if you were injured in one:
What are the most frequent causes of motorcycle accidents in Orlando?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for many different reasons. Frequently, they are a result of driver negligence, as is the case with most auto accidents. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents that our firm has seen include the following:
- People tailgating motorcyclists
- Failing to check before changing lanes or merging
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic lights
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Driving while under the influence
- Driving while fatigued
- Dooring accidents
What should I do after being injured on a motorcycle?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, if you can, you should try to gather evidence regarding who started the accident and any damage the accident caused. This includes calling the police, taking pictures of any damaged property/vehicles, asking witnesses for their contact information, taking pictures of any injuries you sustained, and receiving any necessary medical treatment. Even if you do not feel immediately hurt, you should still seek medical assistance at once, as certain injuries take time to manifest.
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How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in Florida?
In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is four years. Though you may wish to wait and see if your injury simply heals on its own, our firm must advise against this. The sooner you speak with a legal team and file your claim, the better off you will be. Waiting any longer than four years will bar you from suing.
Contact our experienced Orlando firm
Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.