Florida’s warm and sunny climate make it the perfect place to depend on your motorcycle for transportation to and from work, and around the city; and, the picturesque Gulf scenes around the Fort Myers area make it the perfect place for a joy ride.
Yet, the enjoyment you experience from cruising around on your motorcycle can come to an end if a careless driver causes a motorcycle accident. Negligent motorists who might be distracted, drowsy, or under the influence can cause severe motorcycle accidents which can result in life-changing, permanent injuries or death.
Adding insult to injury, most of these accidents can be avoided when motorists drive carefully. Read on to learn more about your legal options from an experienced Fort Myers motorcycle accident Lawyer.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Viles & Beckman are dedicated to helping clients recover the compensation they deserve after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident as a result of a negligent party. Our commitment to advocating for our clients has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars in damages. With more than four decades of experience, our team knows how to investigate, negotiate, and when necessary, litigate each case we take on to obtain the most favorable results possible. We cannot guarantee a particular outcome in your case, but we can promise to advocate for you and help you hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
At Viles & Beckman, LLC, we understand how devastating motorcycle accidents can be. We also understand the incredible economic hardship they often bring. The cost of the accident usually spans far beyond the physical injuries themselves. We have helped countless people affected by motorcycle accidents in Florida — victims who were fortunate enough to survive, as well as the families of those who were not.
Through our more than 40 years of combined experience in personal injury law, we’ve developed valuable insight into the effective litigation of motorcycle accidents in Florida. We know how to lend a compassionate shoulder of support to our clients, while at the same time taking an aggressive stand against the other side. We believe in pursuing financial compensation for our clients with fierce determination.
Why Are Motorcycles Dangerous?
Motorcycles present certain unique dangers that put their occupants at a greater risk of harm in any accident. In reviewing these risks, it is important to remember that bikers and their passengers don’t have to take the blame simply because their vehicles pose certain dangers.
Motorcycles have an equal right to the roadways and if another motorist’s negligence causes a motorcycle crash, the at-fault driver is generally still liable for the injuries he or she caused.
Key risk factors in motorcycling include:
– No seatbelts
– No airbags
– No exterior doors or walls
– Motorcycles are much smaller than the vehicles that hit them
– Motorcycles can be difficult to see, especially at night
– Motorcycles can easily travel within a driver’s blind spot for an extended period of time without realizing it
– Other drivers often forget to look for motorcycles
– Other drivers are known to misestimate motorcycles’ traveling distance or speed
– Some drivers simply do not show bikers the respect they deserve on the road
If you and your family have been affected by one of these terrible accidents, no matter how major or minor your injuries might seem, we want you to give us a call at (239) 334-3933. Our Fort Myers motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help in any way we can.