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Fatal motorcycle accident attorneys
Motorcyclists are entitled to the same rights, responsibilities and privileges as drivers in automobiles. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur at tremendous rates in the state of Florida. A large number of these motorcycle accidents result in death.
With Florida's sunny climate, people often explore the roads and feel the breeze while riding motorcycles. These large, engine-run bikes are speedy and durable. When handled and operated appropriately, they are safe and largely easy to navigate. However, due to motor negligence and/or driver negligence, these extremely fun vehicles can be fatal.
Drivers often cause fatal motorcycle accidents
Motorcyclists are required to adhere to the same traffic policies and procedures as drivers of other vehicles. They share the road with cars and trucks, so they are lawfully required to abide by any and all rules. When a motorcyclist fails to obey traffic protocols, he or she places many people at risk.
While rider negligence does occur, fatal motorcycle accidents are often the result of driver negligence. If your loved one died on his or her motorcycle due to an avoidable driver error, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. You may qualify for compensation to cover the immeasurable amount of your family's pain and suffering (including lost wages and medical expenses) caused by a wrongful death accident.
The reality is that many drivers do not enjoy sharing the road with motorcyclists. Motorcycles are much smaller than vehicles, and they often require drivers to steer slower (than usual) and more carefully to prevent crashing into the bike ahead of them. This can often be perceived as an annoyance, causing drivers to drive closely to a motorcyclist's "tail" as a way to rush him/her or force him/her into a different lane.
Further, many drivers fail to place their turn signals on, which may cause a rider to be alarmed and have little to no time to properly react.
The most common forms of driver negligence that contribute to fatal motorcycle accidents are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and engaging in distracting activities (use of cellular devices, eating, etc.) while driving. All of these activities can distort a driver's ability to view the road and act accordingly.
Florida motorcycle accident attorneys
No matter how your fatal motorcycle accident occurred, your family deserves compensation to ease the pain, suffering, and costly damages and expenses incurred. Fatal motorcycle accidents are serious and should not be taken lightly.
If your loved one died due to a motorcycle accident, contact the Law Offices of Brent C. Miller, P.A. With over 25 years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving motorcycle accidents, our aggressive attorneys will help you fight for compensation to cover the needs of you and your family.
Our law firm has four convenient Central Florida locations - Clermont, Inverness, Tavares and The Villages.