Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
While motorcyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists with whom they share the road, they face much greater safety risks.
Motorcyclists are far more exposed than drivers of cars and trucks, and are at far greater risk of being seriously injured, or even killed, in a motor vehicle accident. In fact, the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found the risk of a fatal crash is about 30 times higher for motorcycles than for autos, based on miles traveled per vehicle. The inherently dangerous nature of motorcycles is compounded by the common failure of motor vehicle drivers to look out for motorcyclists. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident contact a Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely.
Careless or distracted car or truck drivers may not notice smaller, less visible vehicles, like motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds, or may drive negligently and put motorcyclists at serious risk of injury. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Cars and trucks turning in intersections ahead of an oncoming motorcycle
- Cars and trucks making sudden stops or lane changes in front of a motorcyclist
- A driver changing lanes into a motorcyclist
- Lack of proper warnings about road hazards
- Manufacturer defects in motorcycles, their parts, or safety equipment
While injured motorcyclists have the same legal rights as injured motorists, they face much tougher insurance company push back.
Unfortunately for victims, a motorcycle accident can raise serious practical complications and legal issues in determining who is at fault, evaluating damages, and holding the driver of another vehicle or an insurance company responsible for your injuries and losses. Insurance companies often try to evade or shortchange motorcycle accident victims, playing on difficulties of proof or even perceptions among some of the public that most motorcyclists are reckless drivers.
When a motorcyclist suffers catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, lacerations, injured limbs or severe burns, it can be even more difficult to obtain sufficient compensation to cover the cost of such injuries. And insurance companies will do everything they can to avoid footing the bill. You will need expert legal counsel thoroughly familiar with the oft-complex issues in motorcycle accident cases and experienced with assembling the strongest possible claim on what caused the accident. At the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely, we are dedicated to ensuring our clients get appropriate compensation for medical treatment and rehabilitation, and—we hope—feel vindicated afterward.
You have nothing to lose by calling the law office of Steven G. Lavely after a motorcycle accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Bradenton-Sarasota-St. Pete area, do not hesitate to contact a Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer at the Law Office of Steven G. Lavely for guidance in the days and months ahead. With strong legal representation, you can obtain the compensation you need to put the accident behind you, and you’ll owe no legal fees until you have a recovery check in hand. Call anytime—we are available 24/7.