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Florida Motorcycle Accident Compensation Lawyers: Working With The Law For The Love Of Motorcyclists

There are countless reasons to love motorcycles.

They demand that you live in the moment, immerse you in every detail of your surroundings, and empower you to embrace your independence. Whether accelerating on a straight open road or leaning into every curve it throws you, one thing doesn’t change: you feel free.

With its warm climate and scenic routes, Florida is one of the best places to ride. But it’s also been home to the highest number of fatal motorcycle accidents for several years.

Like all good things, riding a motorcycle involves risks – much greater ones than stepping into a traditional vehicle. Despite motorcycles accounting for only 3% of all registered vehicles in the U.S., the fatality rate for motorcyclists is more than six times that for passenger vehicles. This is just one of several eye-opening motorcycle accident statistics.

Why Are Motorcycles So Dangerous?

One of the most apparent explanations is also what makes riding a motorcycle such a uniquely thrilling experience: you’re exposed directly to the world around you – without the protection provided by traditional vehicles (e.g., rigid frame, four wheels, airbags, seatbelts, etc.).

Why Are Motorcycles So Dangerous?Another reason involves a phenomenon called “inattentional blindness.” In the context of motorcycle accidents, this is when drivers “look but fail to notice” a motorcyclist in their field of vision. This happens because drivers are focused on looking for what they most commonly see and therefore expect to see on the road, like sedans, SUVs, and trucks. Comparatively small motorcycles (especially ones that are lane-splitting or in other unexpected places) just don’t fit into the pattern by which most people think about, interpret, and perceive objects on a roadway.

This means that even fully competent and responsible drivers who look carefully before turning or changing lanes risk colliding with a motorcyclist.

When Fault Falls On The Motorcyclist: Recent Changes To Florida’s Comparative Negligence Law

I know I was speeding, so there’s no way I’ll get any money; I won’t even try.

There’s so much bias against motorcyclists, and I didn’t signal like I should have. I’d be wasting my time filing a claim.

I have a terrible driving record, so I will be blamed for this accident even though it wasn’t all my fault.

These are just a few of several assumptions motorcyclists often make after an accident. As motorcycle accident compensation lawyers, we understand why riders have these thoughts. But it’s our job and passion to correct these assumptions, stand up for motorcyclists’ rights, fight biases against them, and ensure they receive maximum compensation.

This is why we must educate our clients about a recent, significant change to Florida law. In March of this year, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis authorized a shift from a pure comparative negligence standard to a modified comparative negligence standard.

What does this mean for injured plaintiffs?

Under this newly modified comparative negligence standard, a plaintiff is no longer eligible to receive any damages if they are found to be more than 50% at fault for the accident. While this limits a plaintiff’s ability to recover damages in some cases, plaintiffs found to be less than 50% at fault for an accident can still recover damages.

Proving this, however, can be challenging. Most plaintiffs must hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who can gather as much evidence as possible, craft the most substantial arguments, and fearlessly stand up to the opposition.

Fenstersheib Law Group P.A: Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Fighting For Your Right To Compensation

Understanding the legal implications of a motorcycle accident in Florida requires time and energy that few people have… especially when trying to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from injuries, pain, and suffering. Navigating the legal process can be even more daunting for family members who’ve lost someone in a motorcycle accident.

At Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. you’ll find compassionate, highly experienced, and reputable Florida motorcycle accident compensation lawyers. We are eager to hear your story, help you through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit every step of the way, and remove some of your burdens during this difficult time.

Our main office is in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and we have secondary Florida offices in Hollywood, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, & Jacksonville.

Call us today: 800-TellRobert.

Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A.

The Lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. provide
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