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Florida Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Injury Victims Throughout Florida

Motorcycles are incredibly popular in Florida, with one motorcycle on the road for every 33 people. However, in a state like Florida, where drivers are known to have a reputation for being negligent, motorcyclists face tremendous risks each time they get on their bikes. At the South Florida motorcycle accident law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our aggressive personal injury attorneys are committed to seeking justice on behalf of injured motorcyclists. For over 40 years, Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada has been aggressively pursuing compensation on behalf of accident victims and knows what it takes to build a successful case.

Causes of Florida Motorcycle Accidents

Drivers are human and will make mistakes. So, it’s no surprise that anytime you get into a vehicle, you take on a certain amount of risk. However, for a few reasons, the risks confronting motorcyclists are much greater than other motorists.

Many motorcycle accidents occur for all the same reasons as other motor vehicle collisions, such as drunk driving, distracted driving and aggressive driving. However, perhaps the most common cause of Florida motorcycle accidents is another driver’s failure to see the motorcyclist.

Motorcycles are much smaller than cars, and even drivers who think they are paying attention to the road can miss a motorcycle in the next lane over. Drivers also have a difficult time assessing the speed of oncoming riders. This is why, for example, left-turn motorcycle accidents are so common.

Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Given the lack of protection that motorcycles offer to riders, injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident tend to be severe. You may find yourself in the hospital for days, weeks, or even longer. Once released, doctors may tell you that you need follow-up surgeries or lengthy courses of physical therapy. While you are recovering from your injuries, chances are that you will not be able to work. Of course, that will not stop the medical bills from coming in.

By bringing a motorcycle accident lawsuit, you may be able to recover significant compensation from the driver who caused the accident. In addition to the economic damages, such as medical bills, property damage, lost wages and decreased earning capacity, you can also request compensation for the non-economic damages you sustained in the accident, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship

Working with an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney is crucial to identifying the full extent of your damages so you are not left on the hook for another driver’s negligence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Still Recover for My Injuries if I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?

Yes, the fact that you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident will not prevent you from bringing a claim against the at-fault party. However, if they can prove that your injuries were caused in part due to the fact you were not wearing a helmet, the court may reduce your damages award.

How Long Do I Have to File a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?

In any Florida personal injury case, including motorcycle accidents, you have four years from the date of the incident to file a claim. However, it is generally better to get started with your case sooner rather than later. The quicker you reach out to a South Florida motorcycle accident lawyer, the sooner they can get started investigating the accident, gather evidence, and negotiating with the insurance company.

Contact Our Knowledgeable South Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers for Immediate Assistance

If you recently suffered serious injuries in a Florida motorcycle accident, reach out to the dedicated injury advocates at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada. We pride ourselves on providing each of our many clients with individualized attention based on their unique circumstances. Our firm also represents surviving family members in Florida wrongful death cases arising from fatal motorcycle accidents. We offer free consultations to all accident victims and handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t pay for our representation unless and until we can recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more, give us a call at 877-448-8585 or 305-448-9818. We serve clients all over South Florida, including but not limited to Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Homestead, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

Client Reviews
Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
 Nicole D.
Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.