West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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In West Palm Beach, Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., represents those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle drivers are especially vulnerable to injuries due to the negligence of other drivers.
If you have been severely injured in an accident, it is important that, after being treated for your injuries, you seek legal counsel.
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- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
Car Drivers Often at Fault
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident more often than not it is the driver of a car who is at fault. Automobile drivers are responsible for 60% of such accidents, and in 66% of accidents involving both types of transportation it’s been found that it was the car driver who violated the motorcyclist’s right of way. There are various reasons as to why those who drive motorcycles are at risk.
The motorcyclist has very little protection when riding. The joy and thrill of riding a bike has to do with that fact that you are open to the road, and those who are riding a bike have immediate and direct contact with their surroundings.
Of course, there is a downside to this in that by being open to the road, riders are also vulnerable to injuries, which include everything from road rash, which is a painful injury that results from a driver sliding along the pavement after being tossed from their bike, to traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can cause impaired brain function and memory loss.
However, the fact that the motorcyclist has very little protection when in an accident does not account for the fact that in a majority of the cases it is the other driver who is at fault. One reason as to why car drivers are often responsible for the motorcyclist’s injuries has to do with the point that those operating automobiles don’t take the time and care necessary to monitor cyclists.
Motorcycles, because of their size and overall lack of mass, tend to be more difficult to see when they are passing someone on a highway, entering an intersection, or merging with traffic.
Also, car drivers tend to default to looking for either larger vehicles, such as commercial trucks, and motor vehicles that are similar in size. There are a lot more of those types of vehicles on the road, and they are easier to see. The driver of a car, who is fatigued, distracted, or driving aggressively, can easily miss seeing the motorcycle and its rider.
What to Do if You Are in an Accident
The West Palm Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer of Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A., notes that if you have been in an accident, it is essential that you first seek medical attention.
In order to collect benefits associated with Florida’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, a driver must see a doctor within 14 days of the accident. Of course, if you have been hurt badly in an accident, you may have no choice in terms of whether you see a doctor or not, and in an emergency situation, you’ll see one immediately.
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However, even if you feel as if you are not injured, it is important to be examined by a doctor as soon as you can be. It’s well known that neck, back, and even certain brain injuries can be difficult to assess. Going to an emergency room and being properly examined by a doctor will give your physicians a baseline measurements to reference in case symptoms develop later on, and it will protect you in terms of PIP benefits.
Contact Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
If you believe that you have the basis for a personal injury lawsuit related to a motorcycle accident, contact the West Palm Beach law firm of Scott J. Sternberg & Associates, P.A.,online or at 561-687-5660 for an initial consultation today.
Our attorneys, who focus on personal injury suits, and specifically on those involving motorcycle accidents, have the experience, knowledge, acumen, and record of success needed to pursue a lawsuit in relationship to an accident. Motorcycle accident lawyer can help you get the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.
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