Whether it’s caused by another motorist’s reckless actions or terrible road conditions, motorcycle accidents generally result in property damage, severe injuries and even death. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a fatal accident on the road compared to those in passenger cars. More than half of motorcyclist fatalities involved at least one other vehicle.
If you or a loved one sustained significant injuries on your motorcycle due to the actions of another vehicle, our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to pursuing your deserved compensation. With over 100 years of legal experience, we aggressively represent our clients and passionately protect motorcyclists’ road rights.
Types of damages recoverable in motorcycle accident claims include:
- Property damage
- Medical costs
- Lost earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Head-on collisions involving motorcycles account for 56% of motorcycle accident deaths. 78% of the time, the car strikes the motorcycle from the front, often resulting in death.
The second most common type of motorcycle accident occur when cars make left-hand turns, which typically occurs when a motorcycle passes a vehicle, travels straight through an intersection or attempts to overtake a vehicle. Due to the motorcycle’s smaller size, passing cars are not aware of their surroundings quick enough to avoid crashing into a motorcyclist.
When traffic jams occur, motorcyclists tend to drive between two lanes, which can lead to accidents because of how narrow the distance motorcyclists have to maneuver. Sometimes, a motorist doesn’t anticipate a motorcycle passing through.
Fixed objects and road hazards, such as slick pavements and potholes, lead to devastating accidents. Typically resulting in motorcyclists being thrown from their bike and sustaining potentially fatal injuries.
On some occasions, motorcyclists demonstrate negligent actions when they excessively speed or use alcohol. High performance motorcycles have the ability to achieve speeds greater than 140 miles per hour, which can be challenging to determine fault if an accident occurs.
Get the Justice You Deserve
In every motorcycle accident case, our experienced attorneys need to investigate the type of motorcycle crash to determine its cause in order to help identify the at-fault party. Don’t let the other driver’s insurance company attempt to make you believe you are getting treated fairly. Having a Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney will ensure you’ll get the outcome you desire.
Do not hesitate to call (941) 366-8010 for a free case evaluation today!