There are many factors that can cause a motorcycle crash, and some natural situations that make some parts of Florida more dangerous for bikers than others. 94% of people hurt in bike crashes are Florida residents. With our abundance of great weather and plenty of motorcycle-friendly roads in the Sunshine State, it's no wonder that bike enthusiasts are cruising Florida in large numbers.
A motorcycle crash can happen under a wide variety of circumstances. A distracted driver, a drunk driver or a motorist that simply does not see the motorcycle often strikes a biker. The most common, non-fatal injury sustained in a bike crash is a fracture, followed by internal organ injuries. Although there are many variables that may dictate how severe an injury one might suffer, motorcycle accidents can cause a limb amputation, severe “road rash” injuries, life-long disfigurement, traumatic brain damage and many other horrific results. Additionally, you may be unable to return to work and earn a living to support your family, and the related medical costs and continual rehabilitation can ruin a family. When your life has been turned upside down after a bike accident, the hiring of the right motorcycle accident attorney can be critical.
Investigative research and tireless discovery will be your best defense should you go to trial as a result of your injuries, and our thorough understanding of every facet of Florida motor vehicle accident law is the core of our support in standing up for your rights under the law.
Even the Safest Bikers Get Hurt in Motorcycle Crashes
If you ride a motorcycle, you've hopefully given a lot of serious consideration to the inherent dangers associated with being a biker. Smart riders, both newbies and long-time, experienced bikers, do everything within their power to make certain they are as safe as they can possibly be when out on the roads of Southwest Florida. The correct protective clothing, keeping their bike maintained properly to ride safely, ongoing safe rider training and education – all of these things work together to keep you from being seriously hurt. And of course, there are many opinions out there on whether bikers should wear a helmet, or not.
Helmet laws in Florida are a hot topic for bikers. One of the reasons you ride to begin with is your love for the freedom of being behind the handlebars on the open road. That same freedom means, in Florida at least and assuming some other basic factors like age, you have the choice of whether you are mandated to wear one, or go without. As personal injury attorneys who have dealt with motorcycle crash victims every day for the past 20 years, the lawyers at Goldberg Noone, LLC, understand that many bikers have made the personal decision to go without a helmet, which is in accordance with the laws of Florida. In Florida, the statistics show that helmet choice is almost exactly at 50/50 regarding riders who use one and those that don't. Also, there are studies that show helmets are not a 100% sure-fire way to prevent serious head injuries, or even a bike crash fatality.
However, our law firm takes the position that wearing a helmet is a good idea.
“Watch Out for the Other Guy” has NEVER Been More Important than Now…
In Southwest Florida, our roads are more packed with cars, and large commercial vehicles like trucks and busses, than ever before. Add the seasonal visitors and tourists who attempt to share the road with little or no knowledge of our area, and you've got a serious crash waiting to happen. Accident statistics show that about 98% of all crashes are the result of driver inattention – meaning, they are PREVENTABLE. Distracted driving, whether it means using a phone while driving or munching on a cheeseburger, is a deadly killer, especially when a crash involves a biker.
Other studies have proven that in a majority of car vs. bike crashes, the car's driver ‘never saw the motorcycle', like when try to make a left-hand turn directly into the right-of-way of a bike coming from the other direction. (You can read more about the dreaded ‘left turn' crash, one of the leading causes of motorcycle crashes, here.)
What Should You Do if You've Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a person you care about has been the victim of a bad bike crash, your very first priority should be to get the immediate medical care you need. NOTHING is more critical than doing everything you can to begin the process of recovering and healing from your injuries. In most of the motorcycle crash cases we have been involved in, the injured victim does not immediately think about who is going to pay their medical bills, or compensate them for being unable to work and support themselves and their families.
That's where we come in.
Since Goldberg Noone, LLC, (formerly known as Goldberg, Racila, D'Alessandro & Noone), opened our doors in 2000, we've helped hundreds of bike crash victims in their efforts to make their lives whole again. We stand up to the insurance companies who will be likely trying to get you to accept some fast, low-ball settlement check, just to get you to go away. When you retain our firm, your problems instantly become our problems. We want you to focus on getting well, and recovering from the devastation and trauma following a motorcycle crash. We're here to go to battle for you, and to handle all of the legal hassles involved in seeing to it that you are fairly and quickly compensated for your losses.
We've represented some riders more than once, too. Unfortunately, long-time riders who've been on the road for a lifetime are often involved in multiple crashes over the years, and they have come to count on our dedicated expertise in defending their rights in obtaining financial compensation. Being in a serious motorcycle accident means you will be facing a huge number of important questions, and forced into making very critical decisions about your life and future, and we're here to help you get through that process. We're proud of the work we do for accident victims, and you can read what some of our past clients have said about us here.
All it Takes is One Phone Call
One of the many questions you'll be facing after being the victim of a motorcycle crash is, ‘do I even need a personal injury attorney'? We want you to know that we're just a phone call away, and it never costs you a penny to speak directly to one of our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers to learn the answers you need. We're also proud of the fact that we won't tell you what you want to hear – we'll tell you the truth. Nothing is more frustrating – especially just after you've been seriously hurt – than to have some lawyer give you the run-around, trying to get you to hire them when they know you have no legal cause for action.
At Goldberg Noone, LLC, we're known in the legal community – and by our clients – as being straight shooters. We don't talk a lot of legal B.S. to impress you – we tell you the facts of what you can expect in filing a legal action against the person and their insurance company who are responsible for your injuries, and then we stop at nothing until we are successful on your behalf. You'll never pay us any upfront fees or costs, and you'll work closely with your attorney through every step along this difficult journey.
If you have any questions after being involved in a motorcycle accident, call us at 239-461-5508, or just complete the simple form on the right of this page, and an attorney with our firm will contact you immediately.
Don't put it off – we're here when you need us
We, at The Goldberg Law Firm, are dedicated to standing up for the rights and protection of victims of negligence and to seeing justice done. We will continue to direct our combined knowledge, determination, and drive to the limits for each and every one of our clients.
The results are record-breaking jury verdicts, real relationships with our clients, and legislative breakthroughs