Weston Motorcycle Accidents
With its population expected to double by 2030, Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the Union. Of course, part of this growth comes from Weston and the rest of Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, Tamarac, Plantation, Miramar, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, Davie, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach or Deerfield Beach.
Naturally, the more people that call Florida home, the more cars and trucks we see on our roads. Moreover, those who visit our state as a preferred tourist destination contribute to a considerable increase in traffic. This growth spells trouble for people who choose motorcycles, mopeds and scooters as a preferred mode of transportation. For obvious reasons, motorcycles, mopeds and scooters are more dangerous than cars, minivans, pickup trucks or buses, for their riders. If we add increasing traffic to their inherently dangerous nature, the odds of getting involved in an accident increase considerably.
The most common reason for motorcycle, mopeds and scooter accidents is driver negligence. People comfortably listening to their car’s stereo, texting or talking on their cell phones, etc., tend to get distracted enough not to notice motorcycle, moped, or scooter riders in their mist. Consequently, riders frequently get run off the road or cut off by distracted drivers.
Another cause of motorcycle, mopeds and scooter accidents is poor or negligent maintenance of city roads. Cyclists can easily loose control and get thrown off their bikes when they run over crumbling pavement, potholes or debris.
Of course, on occasion bike accidents happen due to the motorcyclist’s own negligence. Some motorcycle are very powerful machines that can quickly reach speeds upwards of 100 miles an hour. Consequently, young riders on their powerful sports bikes may sometimes be partially to blame for the accidents they suffer. However, even if they thought to be at fault for the accident that befell them, they (or their next of kin) should not immediately discard the possibility of suing other parties who may be responsible in whole or in part for the tragic event. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that recovery for the injuries caused by an accident is apportioned between the parties in the same percentage of their own liability. In other words, even if the rider was partially to blame for the crash that caused his or her injuries, other parties to the event may have some percentage of liability for their own negligent acts. Consequently, do not assume that a rider who suffered an accident in Florida has no rights just because he or she was found to have been, for example, speeding. Police officers are not usually witnesses to crashes and we have found on many occasions, that when we reconstruct a crash forensically, the cause of the crash at times differs from the police report.
That is one of the reasons why, much like in any other kind of motor vehicle accident, it is essential to hire a knowledgeable law firm as soon as circumstances allow. Typically, riders suffer considerable injuries as a result of most accidents and they are not able to personally contact an attorney as soon as they should. Therefore, their family should be aware of the importance of hiring a lawyer as soon as possible so that the lawyer and his investigation team can go to the scene of the accident while evidence is still available and interview witnesses to the crash.
Motor vehicle insurance companies have hammered into our collective consciences the need to contact their claims departments as soon as possible after an accident. Such prompt action allows insurance companies to immediately send their defense team to the scene of an accident. Insurance companies that act fast are at times able to limit or reduce payments.
Why not contact a law firm right away after an accident so that a lawyer can effectively recover for you the monetary damages to which you may be entitled for your injuries? At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano we have an experienced in-house investigation team that is promptly dispatched to crash scenes, who works with our attorneys to prove fault.
With more than 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers have helped hundreds of victims recover the damages owed them. With offices conveniently located at 1820 N. Corporate Lakes Blvd., Suite 304, Weston, Florida 33326, we are close to anyone involved in an accident in Broward County.
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious injury or if a loved one died as a result of a motorcycle, mopeds and scooters accident in Weston or elsewhere in Broward County or Florida, please contact our law offices via email or call us toll free at 888-499-9700 or (954)524-4800for a free in home, hospital or office consultation as soon as circumstances allow.