Recovery in South Florida Auto Crashes
Whereas traffic fatalities in Florida have declined by 20 percent during the past decade, motorcycle deaths have increased by close to 90 percent. This frightening statistic highlights the dangers motorcyclists are exposed to on South Florida’s roads. Even if you ride with care, distracted, speeding, reckless and drunk motorists put you at constant risk of a serious motorcycle accident. Whereas drivers out of habit look for automobiles or trucks in their side view mirrors the possibility of a motorcyclist in a blind spot is often overlooked.
Brais Law Firm has more than 75 years of combined trial experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims. Just in the past four years, our firm obtained $40 million in recoveries for our clients*. We invite you to view our Results page to learn more about our recoveries. Our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers zealously pursue the maximum possible damages in your case.
Causes of a Motorcycle Crash
Motorists often fail to take appropriate precautions around motorcyclists and may tailgate, fail to yield, switch lanes without looking, swerve between lanes and make other careless maneuvers. Hazards also arise from poor roadway conditions, including potholes, raised manhole covers, uneven pavement, road debris, slick surfaces and road construction.
Florida is a no-fault state, meaning you are entitled to compensation from your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy. Our lawyers may also pursue compensation from a negligent driver or the government agency responsible for poorly maintained roads in addition to the insurance payment you are entitled to.
Damages in a Motorcycle Wreck
More than a form of transportation, motorcycles offer a sense of freedom only possible from cruising down a highway in the open air. However, the very aspects of motorcycles that make them appealing also make them especially dangerous. Motorcycles have no safety features to absorb the impact of a crash or to restrain your body — no seat belts, no airbags and no metal casing between you and the asphalt. You also have the right to ride without a helmet under Florida law.
For these reasons, you are not only more likely to be hit by a motorist, but you are more at risk of sustaining severe injuries when you are involved in an auto accident. Our attorneys regularly handle personal injury claims involving:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Multiple fractures
- Road rash
We pursue compensation for lost wages, diminished earning capacity, medical bills, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, permanent disabilities and loss of enjoyment of life. We also represent families of fatally injured or incapacitated motorcyclists. In addition, our lawyers seek compensation for your damaged motorcycle.
Recover Compensation after a Motorcycle Accident
Consult with an experienced lawyer about your rights to recover compensation from insurance companies and negligent defendants after your motorcycle wreck. Your claims evaluation at Brais Law Firm is free and no-risk. Our contingency policy means you do not owe any attorney fees unless we recover damages for you. Our firm handles motorcycle accident claims throughout the state of Florida from our main office in Miami.