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Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accidents

Award-Winning Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Riders and Passengers Throughout Broward County

In many ways, motorcycles are a great choice for residents of Fort Lauderdale. At the same time, Florida has a high rate of motorcycle accidents, and Fort Lauderdale is no exception. According to the most recent statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there are more than 700 motorcycle accidents in Broward County each year. Of those crashes, more than 80 percent of the motorcyclists involved suffered either fatal or non-fatal injuries. At the South Florida personal injury law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we proudly help motorcycle accident victims and their families pursue compensation from the negligent drivers responsible for their injuries. Our Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyers have nearly a century of combined experience and know what it takes to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Top Causes of Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accidents

In many ways, the causes of motorcycle accidents are similar to the causes of other car accidents. However, because motorcycles have a slimmer profile, riders face additional risks. Motorists have a harder time noticing motorcycles on the road as well as assessing the speed at which motorcycles are traveling. Many Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accidents involve one or more of the following causes:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Left-turn accidents
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Head-on collisions
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Distracted driving
Recovering Financial Compensation After a Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may not know where to turn for help. This is to be expected, as few people have been through the personal injury legal process before. However, to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries, it is imperative that you understand the process. Below are a few things to keep in mind about South Florida motorcycle accident lawsuits.

Florida is a No-Fault State

When it comes to car insurance, Florida is a no-fault state. This means that, unless you suffer permanent injuries in a car accident, you will file an insurance claim with your own insurance company. However, Florida’s no-fault insurance laws do not apply to motorcycles. Thus, you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance policy regardless of the extent of your injuries.

Florida is a Pure Comparative Negligence State

While some accidents are solely caused by one driver’s fault, many others involve shared responsibility between the parties. In these cases, Florida law will not prohibit an accident victim from filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit. However, if you are found to be partially at fault for the accident, the court may reduce your damages award by your percentage of fault.

Motorcyclists Are Unfairly Stigmatized

Despite the fact that most motorcycle accidents are caused by the other driver’s negligence, motorcyclists face an unfair and inaccurate stigma that they are aggressive drivers. This can make it more challenging to recover compensation after an accident, as the other driver’s insurance company will almost certainly try to shift the blame onto you, which can reduce your recovery amount.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we have been helping South Florida motorcycle accident victims recover significant compensation for their injuries for more than 40 years. Our attorneys are familiar with the hurdles riders face when bringing a claim and are prepared to tackle these challenges.

Contact a Respected Motorcycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accidents can change your life in a moment’s notice. If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a motorcycle accident, reach out to Freidman Rodman Frank & Estrada to discuss your case with one of our South Florida motorcycle accident attorneys. We take a comprehensive and client-centered approach to each case we handle; focusing on what you tell us is important. We take the time to listen to ensure that your voice is heard throughout the process. To learn more about how we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries, give us a call to schedule a free case evaluation at 877-448-8585. We proudly represent clients throughout 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.