Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Hersh Kirtman Injury Law can help you if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Palm Beach County. Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, economical and environmentally friendly compared to driving a car, but it is far more dangerous. Motorcycle riders are anywhere from 28 to 36 times more likely to die in a vehicle collision than people traveling in a car, and Florida is the most dangerous state in the country for motorcyclists. Over ten percent of the nation’s motorcycle deaths happen in Florida, more than in any other state. In 2020, 552 people lost their lives to motorcycle accidents in Florida, and 6,920 more were injured. In Palm Beach County alone, there were 376 motorcycle crashes in 2020, causing 29 fatalities and 296 injuries, making Palm Beach County rank sixth in the state for having the most motorcycle accidents.
Hersh Kirtman Injury Law will be there by your side after your motorcycle crash. We will guide you through the medical and legal processes and help you through this difficult time while seeking to maximize the financial compensation you receive for the damages caused to you and your loved ones. Contact our experienced Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyers today.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and How Our Boca Raton Injury Lawyers Can Help
The leading causes of motorcycle accidents include the negligence of the rider, another driver’s negligence, or road construction defects. Unlike an auto accident, when injured drivers are hurt in a motorcycle crash, they cannot turn to their personal injury protection (PIP) coverage to cover their medical expenses and lost wages caused by the crash. Instead, motorcycle crash victims seeking compensation must pursue legal action against the party or parties that caused their injuries. In doing so, they may potentially recover past and future medical bills, lost income, and compensation for pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience caused by the crash. Hersh Kirtman Injury Law represents injury victims in these claims against negligent drivers and others that harm motorcyclists, and we help them recover significant compensation to deal with the harm inflicted on them.
Sadly, injured riders often suffer serious injuries, sometimes leading to death. This makes pursuing a claim, and pursuing the right claim, that much more important. If a rider or passenger is left with a brain injury, amputation, or other catastrophic injury, obtaining compensation might be crucial to providing necessary future medical care and financial security in the absence of future wages. Insurance companies defend claims by motorcycle riders aggressively, playing into the bias many jurors have against motorcyclists. The attorneys at Hersh Kirtman Injury Law know how to handle that bias, as well as several other complexities often found in motorcycle crash cases, including issues relating to helmets, facial fractures when a helmet was worn, and defects in the helmet or motorcycle.
Motorcycles are more sensitive to potholes, cracks, and other road defects. When defects in road construction are to blame for a motorcycle accident, our lawyers work to identify the road agency or contractor responsible for the negligent design, construction or maintenance that is responsible for the crash. Our attorneys have expertise in this area and have achieved several multi-million dollar results for accident victims injured due to road construction defects. If a road is unsafe due to the way it was designed or built, such as with substandard materials or blind curves, or if it was negligently maintained with improper or obstructed signage or surface defects, additional avenues of recourse and compensation may exist. We will investigate those avenues and pursue claims on your behalf holding road designers and contractors accountable when their negligence plays a role in the motorcycle crash.
Contact Hersh Kirtman Injury Law Today
Hersh Kirtman Injury Law can help if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Palm Beach County or if you lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle crash. Our attorneys work with you personally from your first meeting all the way through to the successful resolution of your case. We are your attorneys, counselors, advocates and friends, committed to getting you the best result we can. Contact our experienced Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyers today.