Boynton Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles are a frequently ideal mode of transportation in South Florida, economical, practical and fun. On the downside, Florida typically has more fatal motorcycle accidents than any other state in the country. And the odds that a motorcycle accident will be fatal are substantially higher than a car accident, as motorcycle riders have little protection when impacted by a car, truck or other motor vehicle.
This is why it’s vital to drive defensively at all times in Boynton Beach, but especially after dark or during inclement weather, when it can be more difficult for automobile drivers and truck drivers to see your bike. And while it might seem obvious, your best chance of avoiding an accident is to minimize your risk. After all, if an accident becomes imminent you likely have less than two seconds to complete any and all collision avoidance action.
Injuries Typically Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
At the law firm of Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we encourage all South Florida motorcyclists to make sure they have the proper training and to ride defensively, especially when conditions are such that other drivers may not be able to readily see you.
Unfortunately, we have seen all manner of horrific injuries since we opened our firm a decade ago. These injuries have included:
- Brain injuries and brain damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones, especially arms, legs, and collarbones
- Amputated limbs
- Severe burn injuries
- Lost vision or hearing
Even when the accident injuries aren’t life-ending they are frequently life-altering and can result in costs and financial burdens that accrue for years and decades to come. That’s why it’s imperative to call a reputable Boynton Beach personal injury lawyer if you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle crash anywhere in South Florida, one who is ready, willing and able to fight for your rights and secure full and fair compensation on your behalf.
The Lawyers at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., Protect the Rights of Clients Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Boynton Beach, FL
One frequently asked question among the motorcycle accident victims who take advantage of our free, no-obligation consultation is: What damages can I potentially recover if I file a lawsuit?
If we assume for a second that another driver was negligent in causing the accident, a victim might potentially recover for some or all of the following—a combination of economic and non-economic damages, the latter of which focuses on the impact on your emotional state and lifestyle.
- Hospital bills and other medical bills
- The cost of medication and therapy
- Past, present, and future pain & suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost or diminished earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Lost spousal support or companionship
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we know how difficult it can be to recover from a motorcycle accident and how emotionally draining it can be to pursue a lawsuit that may last months or years. We do everything possible to protect your rights and pursue full and fair compensation, so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and returning to normal life as quickly as possible. If you retain our law firm, you’ll receive regular updates about the progress of your case and personal attention from your attorney and his or her support staff. In fact, clients receive the personal cell phone number of their attorney, so your trusted legal representative is never more than just a phone call away,
Call Today For a Free Consultation
If you or a family member have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident (or if a loved one was killed in a fatal crash), don’t hesitate to contact a Boynton Beach auto accident lawyer at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., today to discuss your case and legal options. We will help you better understand whether you may be entitled to damages, and we offer a free consultation to all potential clients. Our main office—located in downtown Lake Worth—can be reached via phone. If you’d prefer that one of our attorneys call you, fill out our online form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
At the scene of the accident, call the police. Resist the temptation to either accept fault or place blame. Take detailed photographs of the scene using your smartphone, if at all possible. Also you want to make sure you get the name and address of everyone involved in the accident, as well as the contact information of witnesses. (Witnesses can be particularly important in motorcycle accident trials because many juries seem predisposed to believe that motorcycle crashes are caused by the motorcyclist). Finally, seek medical attention at a hospital or doctor’s office then consult an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to learn about your rights as a victim.
Yes. There are a wide range of damages that survivors—that is, a spouse, parent or child—may potentially pursue in the wake of a fatal motorcycle accident. In a wrongful death action, survivors may seek: the medical expenses of the decedent; funeral expenses; lost support and services; future lost support and services; loss of companionship; and mental pain & suffering.