Motorcycles are thrilling, an excellent commuting option, and a great way to enjoy Florida scenery. Unfortunately, riding can result in severe injury due to the lack of protection on the open road. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to a careless motorist, or negligent road maintenance, Bryan W. Crews can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. A personal injury claim can result in compensation for your hospital visit, ongoing medical care, necessary physical therapy, lost income, lost future wages, property loss, pain and suffering, or in the event of a fatality, loss of consortium. Bryan W. Crews is an Orlando personal injury attorney with decades of experience.
According to the latest statistics from the Governors Highway Safety Association, there were 550 motorcyclist fatalities in 2015, more than any other jurisdiction in the United States. Statistics from the Florida Department of Transportation reveal a rise in motorcycle fatalities, and explain the factors involved in motorcycle accidents. The report also states that in 2009, there were 8,202 motorcyclist and passenger related injuries.
Most motorcyclists operate their motorcycles in a safe and responsible manner. Motorcyclists are too often labeled irresponsible because of the carelessness or showboating of a minority of motorcyclists. Riders are taught defensive driving and inexperienced or aggressive motorists sometimes are the cause of motorcycle related accidents. It is a fact that motorcyclists have less protection in the case of an accident. A road incident with a car or truck can result in severe injury requiring years of ongoing medical treatment or therapy.
Some causes of motorcycle accidents include defective parts, tailgating and aggressive driving from other motorists, intoxicated motorists, speeding motorists, drivers not paying attention, or pulling out in front of a motorcyclist. Such reckless or negligent behavior is unacceptable and the responsible driver should be held accountable. Hiring an Orlando personal injury attorney may be critical to the success of your claim. Bryan W. Crews, your Orlando personal injury attorney, has been successfully handling personal injury claims for decades. Mr. Crews and his staff have the knowledge and expertise to skillfully and effectively build your case in order to recover compensation on your behalf. Bryan W. Crews is also prepared to handle claims in Winter Park, Altamonte, Orange County, and Oak Ridge.
The value of your case depends on whether the other party involved was negligent, and the extent of your damages. Liability is another way of saying fault. Someone can be held liable when a plaintiff can prove they were owed a duty of care, that duty was breached, the breach was the cause of their injury, and they have incurred a loss, or damages. Without damages, there can be no lawsuit. Your damages are the sum of your medical bills, lost income due to time away from work, and any ongoing treatment.
If your case proceeds to trial, and the jury determines you contributed to your injury, your reward will be reduced. In Florida, for example, if 30% of your injuries are the result of your own carelessness, then a $100,000 judgment will be reduced to $70,000. In addition, be prepared to settle for less than what you might expect to recover at trial. Settlements are expedient, and they provide certainty. Trials can be lengthy, and the outcome is not certain. If your case does not settle, Bryan W. Crews is a seasoned personal injury attorney with decades of trial experience.
Working with insurance adjusters to negotiate your claim can be frustrating. Do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Bryan W. Crews. Mr. Crews and his staff will evaluate your motorcycle accident claim and work on your behalf to make you whole again.