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Motorcycle Accidents

Respected Miami Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers Committed to Helping Injury Victims Secure Meaningful Compensation

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Motorcycle accidents, like car and truck accidents, are responsible for thousands of serious injuries on Florida roads each year. In fact, according to the most recent data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2022, there were over 9,200 motorcycle accidents, resulting in 630 fatalities and nearly 8,000 injuries. However, each of these accidents affects more than the victim; they also forever impact the lives of the victim’s loved ones.

At Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, our Miami personal injury lawyers are here to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, past and future lost wages, and pain and suffering so that you have the resources to move forward after a crash. We have been dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients for more than 45 combined years and look forward to discussing how we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Florida

Over the past two decades, motorcycle fatalities in Florida have more than doubled, and they continue to rise. For example, the record number of motorcyclist deaths occurred in 2022, which is the most recently available data.

Despite motorcycles making up just 3% of registered motor vehicles, they are involved in nearly 17% of all Florida traffic fatalities over the past five years​.

Motorcycle injuries and fatalities occurred most frequently during weekends, with the highest number of incidents on Saturdays, followed by Sundays and Fridays. The spring and fall months, especially March, April, November, and December, saw the highest frequencies of motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries.

What To Do If You Have Been Hurt in a Miami Motorcycle Accident

If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Miami, it’s important you take certain steps to protect your health as well as your ability to pursue a claim against the responsible party.

First, make sure you and anyone else involved are okay. If anyone is injured, call 911 right away to get medical help. Once you determine that you do not require emergency medical assistance, here are some important steps to take:

Move to Safety: If you can, move to a safe spot near the accident scene. This helps avoid any further accidents and keeps you safe from oncoming traffic.

Exchange Information: Swap contact and insurance details with the other driver. It's also helpful to get contact information from witnesses who saw what happened.

Document the Scene: Take pictures of the accident, including damage to your motorcycle and any other vehicles involved. This can be very useful when you need to explain what happened.

Notify Your Insurance Company: Contact your insurance company to report the accident. However, be careful in what you say to the insurance company representative because anything you say can be used to deny your claim or reduce the value of any subsequent settlement offer.

Seek Legal Advice: Next, talk to a Miami personal injury attorney with experience handling motorcycle accidents. They can help you understand your rights and what you can do to get monetary compensation for your physical and mental injuries and damages.

Remember, taking these steps can help protect your rights and provide you with the necessary support to recover from the accident.

Motorcycle Passenger Injuries

Sadly, motorcycle passengers often suffer some of the most serious injuries in motorcycle accidents. Upon impact with the ground, passengers can suffer broken bones, lost limbs, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain injuries and wrongful death.

As a motorcycle passenger, you have a right to bring a claim against the operator of a motorcycle. And, while you may be concerned about bringing a Miami motorcycle accident lawsuit against someone you know, remember, this is why Florida requires everyone to have insurance. Thus, if you are successful, it will likely be the insurance company that is required to compensate you, not the motorcycle operator.

Contact a Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney To Get Started on Your Case Today

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, it is important you understand your rights and how to pursue them. At the Miami motorcycle accident law firm of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, we have more than 45 years of experience connecting accident victims with the compensation they need to get their lives back on track after a serious accident. Contact our Miami law offices by calling us toll-free at (877) 448-8585 or connect with us online to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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!
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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.