There are many motorcycle accidents all over the state of Florida. They also happen when Florida residents travel out of the state on their bikes in order to enjoy the open road. Many of these accidents involve cars that failed to observe the biker and moved over into the path of the bike, failed to stop in time, or turned in front of the bike. In May, there was a serious motorcycle crash up in New Hope, Alabama where a motorcycle carrying a married Florida couple pulled out of a business parking lot and onto the roadway with deadly consequences.
Motorcycle accidents frequently involve serious injuries for the biker because of the lack of protection that these riders have on their bikes. When the accident is caused by the negligence of another driver, it is possible to get the compensation that a victim needs to recover from his injuries. In the event of a fatality, the knowledgeable Miami motorcycle accident attorneys at Greenberg Stone and Urbano have more than 120 collective years of experience in getting the victim’s loved ones money to carry on after their tragic loss.
In the case of the New Hope accident, the husband and wife of the bike were both killed. The investigation into the cause of the accident still is ongoing, but this accident shows that the riders usually face far more serious harm than the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash. When our firm investigates a crash, we look at the facts of the case to determine who was negligent in the terrible crash. Frequently, the biker is blamed completely for the accident, but many times, the other driver is partially or completely at fault.
As part of the accident review, it is critical to review:
• The accident report prepared by the law enforcement officer who was at the scene of the accident;
• Any photographs of the accident, including damage to the two or more vehicles involved in the accident;
• The actual crime scene – it is critical to view the actual location as soon as possible. The weather, regular traffic, and even construction and roadwork can modify the conditions of the accident site, so it is important to record details that may have contributed to the accident quickly. Taking pictures of the scene and collecting evidence of yaw marks, scrapes on the pavement, and skid marks will help present a complete picture of the crash;
• Any accident reports about other crashes that happened at the same spot to see if environmental factors contributed to the accident under investigation;
• All witness statements – although the statements made at or near the time of the accident are the most contemporaneous, it is important to speak with the witnesses again in order to get all the facts into the record; and
• Depending on the specifics of the accident, an accident reconstruction expert may be used to create a thorough visual description of the crash.
In addition, it is critical to take photographs of the victim’s injuries as soon as possible after the accident. Further, it is important for the victim to get medical help as soon as possible in order to prevent any harm from getting worse. Even after emergency medical care, it is crucial to find a physician who will treat the victim on an ongoing basis. These medical records will be central to any settlement negotiations or litigation.
Greenberg Stone and Urbano Fights for Motorcycle Victims
Motorcycle crashes often lead to serious injuries, or even the death of the biker and/or his passenger. The knowledgeable Miami motorcycle accident attorneys at Greenberg Stone and Urbano understand how to build a strong case in order to get victims the compensation that they need to recover from their injuries and endure the pain and suffering caused by the negligence of another driver. Our firm has been awarded an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and was voted one of South Florida’s top-rated law firms by the Miami Herald. In addition, the respected legal society, Primerus, invited our firm to join. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule an appointment in order to discuss your case.