Port Charlotte Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Local Trial Lawyers Who Care
Motorcyclists love to ride the highways of the Sunshine State. The warm climate is optimal for Florida motorcycle riders and inviting for our many out-of-state visitors. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents in Florida have increased every year since 2010. Approximately 90% of those motorcycle crashes result in injuries to the motorcycle driver, the passenger, or both. Another 0.5% of motorcycle accidents in Florida result in fatalities each year.
Even when motorcyclists wear protective gear and drive defensively, their chances of experiencing significant injuries from a crash are much higher than when riding in a car or truck. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, contact the personal injury team at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. Our experienced Port Charlotte motorcycle accident attorneys assist clients throughout the area, including in North Port, Englewood, Punta Gorda, Venice, Arcadia, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and beyond.
Call (941) 960-7225 or use our online contact form to submit your request for a free and confidential case evaluation.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
At Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A., our attorneys have years of experience helping clients receive fair compensation for their injuries and losses after a motorcycle accident. We understand the unique challenges that clients face in motorcycle accident cases in Florida. The fact that Florida doesn’t require motorcycle owners to carry PIP insurance is one of the challenges we deal with frequently.
When Florida motorcyclists don’t have PIP insurance, the insurance company often denies payment for medical bills and repair bills related to a motorcycle accident. This can leave the motorcycle accident victim with serious financial issues to deal with in addition to the other stress factors related to recovery from the accident. Thankfully, there are still options. Our Port Charlotte motorcycle accident attorneys can help you overcome this hurdle and fight for the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
While motorcycle accidents can be caused by a multitude of factors, many are the result of some form of driver negligence such as:
- Driving while drunk or drugged
- Texting while driving
- Failing to yield
- Unsafe lane changes
- Left turns into the path of oncoming motorcycles
- Opening car doors in the path of oncoming motorcycles
When Can a Motorcyclist Sue a Negligent Driver?
Florida's "no-fault" auto insurance system requires injured motorcyclists to first turn to their own insurance company for compensation in the event of a crash. However, if a motorcyclist suffers injuries that exceed the state's serious injury threshold, they may sidestep this system and directly sue the responsible driver for compensation.
Under section 627.732(2) of the Florida Statutes, a permanent injury involves one or more of the following:
- Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
- Permanent injury with a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement
- Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
Getting Help after a Motorcycle Accident
Don’t try to deal with the insurance companies on your own after a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys at Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. can walk you through your options and serve as your personal advocate in the courts. We are highly respected by those in our local court systems in Desoto, Charlotte, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. They know we fight hard for our clients in every case.
Contact Frohlich, Gordon & Beason, P.A. today for a free consultation; call (941) 960-7225 or contact us online.