Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Vero Beach, FL
Experience Matters: The Law Offices of Keith Bregoff Delivers Results
The sunny and warm weather in the State of Florida lends itself to ideal motorcycle riding conditions. And with over 500,000 motorcycles registered in the state, accidents with injuries are far too common. At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, ourVero Beach, FL motorcycle accident attorney can help riders recover from their injuries by pursuing the individual who caused the accident for financial compensation.
Our experienced, veteran Vero Beach motorcycle accident lawyer has represented the motorcycle community in Florida for over 23 years and can help you and your family design a positive legal approach to recover fully from a motorcycle accident.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Florida?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records statistics for motorcycle accidents throughout the United States and the State of Florida.
Those statistics include the following findings:
- There were an estimated 88,000 motorcyclists injured on the roadways last year, nearly 9,000 in Florida alone
- Motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic fatalities, and 4% of all people injured
- 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the U.S. last year
- Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities, recording 616 last year
- Motorcycle deaths in Florida increased 30% over a single year
Many safety experts believe that the sharp spike in motorcycle accidents is attributable to the rise in distracted driving, since drivers who text or talk on the phone and rarely scan the road ahead often fail to notice smaller vehicles, such as bicycles and motorcycles. The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles cautions drivers to look for motorcyclists on the roadways to ensure everyone’s safety. This can include providing enough room for riders to maneuver and change lanes, without following too closely.
Why do motorcycle accidents happen?
Motorcycles are necessarily more vulnerable than passenger vehicles on the road, lacking the protective sides and windows that keep car and truck drivers safe. This should lead to passenger vehicle and large truck drivers being more vigilant in looking for, and cautious while driving around, motorcycles. Unfortunately, many drivers simply aren’t paying enough attention to the road to notice motorcycles. Others may deliberately drive aggressively towards motorcyclists in retribution for a perceived offense, or simply because they don’t like or respect sharing the road with motorcycles. This negligent or aggressive behavior rarely has as serious of consequences for the driver of the passenger vehicle as it does for the motorcycle rider.
One of the most common types of accidents that can ensnare motorcyclists and result in serious, if not fatal, injuries, are intersection accidents. When making a left turn at an intersection, many drivers fail to look at oncoming traffic carefully enough to notice motorcycles approaching from the opposite direction. Drivers also frequently misjudge the speed of oncoming motorcycles, thinking they can complete their turn before the motorcycle reaches them rather than waiting for the motorcycle to pass through safely. When these accidents happen, motorcyclists may end up getting hit head-on by a car, or they may themselves strike the turning car facing forward. The motorcycle rider may not even make contact with the vehicle, instead swerving to avoid a collision and ending up on the ground or, worse, thrown off their bike and into traffic, while the other car drives away without a scratch.
Other common motorcycle accident causes include:
- Rear-end crashes
- Side-swipe collisions
- Distracted driver crashes
- Single-vehicle crashes caused by negligent road maintenance or unsafe conditions
- Phantom vehicle accidents
- Motorcycles being forced off the road by a distracted driver
How Can the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff Help an Injured Motorcyclist?
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, our Vero Beach motorcycle accident attorney knows that not all motorists heed the DMV’s advice. Representing injured riders for more than 23 years, our accomplished Vero Beach motorcycle accident lawyer has helped hundreds of individuals recover from their injuries by pursuing a settlement that fits their specific, personal needs.
The jarring nature of motorcyclists colliding with a vehicle or truck can cause severe injuries that require extensive medical care.
These severe injuries can include:
- Fractured or broken bones
- Burns, or road rash
- Injury or loss of limbs
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Wrongful Death
These injuries can require extensive medical care, and cause serious financial strain. Our Vero Beach motorcycle accident attorney will help you seek a recovery package that suits your overall, long-term needs to ensure your health is a priority.
Our precise legal approach will include pursuing a compensation package that includes:
- Short and long-term medical expenses
- Medical equipment rental and prescriptions
- Loss of income
- Increased debt from lack of income
- Inability to return to work
- Property damage
Each motorcycle accident is unique, and our accomplished approach to pursuing recovery for each of our clients in unmatched in Florida. We will review your Vero Beach motorcycle accident case fully, including your complete medical needs, and long-term financial grievances, to ensure the full scope of each of our clients’ injuries are considered before a monetary settlement is pursued. Our strategic approach delivers results that help our clients heal fully over time.
When Motorcycle Accidents Lead to Wrongful Death – We Can Help
Florida leads the nation in motorcycle accident fatalities, and families are left reeling – emotionally and financially – from the loss of their loved ones. At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, our Vero Beach motorcycle accident attorney has handled countless wrongful death cases with remarkable success, allowing our clients to recover financially for the sudden loss of their family member. We can help put the pieces back together while you and your family take the time you need to grieve.
Contact our Exceptional Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Vero Beach, FL Today
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one in a crash, do not hesitate to contact our accomplished Vero Beach motorcycle accident attorney today at (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation. We will provide you with specialized legal guidance that will allow you to make informed decisions that deliver results. Contact us now to find out how.