Nobody knows the dangers of the road like motorcyclists. The exposure to the elements, the cars zipping by, and every change in the roadway all have the potential to cause a life-changing accident. Not only are motorcyclists more likely to be injured in accidents with larger vehicles, they are also likely to be blamed for causing the crash—adding insult to permanent and debilitating injury.
Our Experience Can Help You Recover After a Bike Accident
Motorcyclists and scooter riders have just as much right to the road as drivers, and have a right to recover payments for their injuries. As a former Florida State Trooper, attorney Coy H. Browning has seen the kinds of injuries and damage that bike accidents can cause. Our firm can protect your rights by detailing the facts of the case, fighting to get you all that you are owed for your medical bills and lost income. Fill out our quick online contact form today to have us get started on your case.
We help Florida motorcycle accident victims who are suffering as a result of:
- Negligent drivers. A recent Florida Department of Transportation study found that over half of all motorcycle accidents were caused by the actions of a driver in another vehicle. Since motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks, most drivers aren’t expecting to share the road with them—and may not see them until the last possible second. Careless driving such as tailgating, speeding, and driving distracted further increases the odds of a crash, leading to head-on collisions and even running bikers off the road.
- Intersection accidents. Drivers will often turn directly into the path of oncoming motorcyclists because they have trouble judging the speed and distance of the smaller vehicles. Inattentive motorists may also fail to leave a proper following distance behind a biker, causing rear-end collisions at red lights and stop signs.
- Defective parts. Drivers aren’t the only people who could be held liable for your accident. If your motorcycle manufacturer used cheap engine parts in construction or a mechanic performed inadequate repairs that led to your crash, we can hold these parties liable for the costs of your injuries.
- Poor road conditions. Debris, uneven grades, blind corners, spills from road construction, and obstructed views due to overgrown trees and hedges can cause motorcycles to spin out or leave the road. Some of these crashes may have been caused by poor roadway design, or could have been prevented by proper warning signs that give bikers a chance to adjust position and speed.
- Insurance companies. Although insurers collect thousands of dollars from motorcyclists each year in premiums, they will often deny fair payment for injuries and property damage after a crash. We can help you get the money you are owed to replace your bike and treat your injuries.
Have a Former Florida State Trooper Investigate Your Crash
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. It may be necessary to obtain statements from witnesses and take photographs of the accident scene, and this vital evidence is quickly lost in the weeks following an accident. Attorney Coy H. Browning knows how to thoroughly investigate an accident scene and build a case that will get you maximum compensation for your losses. Call the Browning Law Firm today to speak with a legal representative about your case.