Key West Injury Lawyers Discuss Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Representing South Florida motorcyclists and passengers when they sustain serious injury
Motorcycles are fun, they are an incredibly fuel-efficient form of transportation and you cannot beat them as far as their coolness factor goes. They are not the safest mode of transport because they offer the rider nor protection at all in the event of a collision. For this reason, motorcycle riders must be constantly aware of their surroundings to watch out for the drivers of the other motor vehicles on the road that are not necessarily watching out for them. Unfortunately, when motorcyclists get involved in crashes, often they result in serious injuries.
At the Yeboah Law Group, we represent clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Our Key west motorcycle accident lawyers protect your rights when you are pursuing compensation from the party responsible for causing the crash. We offer free consultations to discuss your case, and you do not pay any legal fees until we recover compensation for you.
Common injuries from Key West motorcycle accidents
- Head and neck injuries can be largely prevented by wearing a DOR approved motorcycle helmet. Wearing your helmet on every ride assures you the most protection possible.
- Broken bones are one of the most common motorcycle accident injuries because they often occur when the bike falls on the rider’s leg. Shoulder, arm and wrist fractures, shattered pelvic bones and broken ribs are other motorcycle accident injuries.
- Traumatic Brain Injury is an injury that usually happens when the rider is not wearing a helmet. Whether a closed head wound or a penetrating head wound, TBI can have lasting detrimental effects for many years.
- Road rash is an injury that a rider sustains when their exposed skin makes extended contact with the road surface. Road rash can be superficial, or it can be serious and lead to infections and nerve damage. Many instances of road rash can be prevented by wearing protective gear such as leather pants, jackets, gloves and knee pads.
How much might I recover in my motorcycle accident injury settlement?
There is no single answer to that question because every motorcycle accident injury is different. While one rider might limp away from a crash with a twisted ankle and road rash, another rider might suffer from a broken back and a head injury which will take years to recover from. There are many factors that contribute to the amount of damages you might recover for injuries after a motorcycle accident that was the result of another driver’s negligence. If you sit down for a free consultation with a trusted Key West motorcycle accident lawyer form the Yeboah Group, we can review your case and give you an estimate of what we think your case is worth.
What if I am injured in a Florida motorcycle accident and I am not wearing a helmet?
According to Florida’s motorcycle helmet laws, every motorcycle rider under age 21 is required to wear a helmet. Motorcyclists over age 21 can ride without a helmet if they can prove that they have more than $10,000 of medical insurance that will cover their injuries should they become involved in a crash. Those who are requires by law to wear a helmet, must wear a helmet which complies with federal safety guidelines, and the helmet must be fastened securely on the rider’s head.
If you are exempt from the legal requirement to wear a helmet and you choose to ride without a helmet and you sustain an injury in a crash that might not have been as severe had you been wearing a helmet, you might be held partially responsible for your injuries. Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that if the plaintiff is found to be at fault in causing the accident, their recovery will be diminished in proportion to their percentage of fault. That sounds complicated, but it simply means that if a jury finds that you are 15% at fault for your injuries, you will only be able to recover 85% of the damages that you would be entitled to recover.
How might I benefit from hiring a Key West motorcycle accident attorney?
If you are sitting up in a hospital bed with your broken leg in traction and a broken arm in a sling, you might do better to focus on resting and healing from your injuries and let an experienced Key West motorcycle accident lawyer handle the legal challenges for you. When you run into difficulty with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, you have a strong advocate on your side who knows what your case is worth and who will fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact a trusted Key West motorcycle accident attorney now
If you want to take legal action to recover compensation after you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in South Florida, you are up against strict deadlines. Contact an experienced Key West motorcycle accident lawyer for the Yeboah Law Group right now to schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. We work diligently to prove fault and to get you compensation for your medical loss, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, and any other damages. To schedule a free consultation with Yeboah Law Group today, please call 1-800-TELL-SAM or fill out our contact form.
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Types of Cases We Handle
Our Key West attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
|Car Accidents||Truck Accidents||Motorcycle Accidents|
|PIP Disputes||Wrongful Death||Nursing Home Negligence|
|Product Liability||Premises Liability||Employment Discrimination|
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Key West Office
Yeboah Law Group, P.A.
2011 Flagler Ave
Key West, FL 33040
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