Fort Lauderdale Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney Handling Motorcycle Accident Cases in ft. Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: If you were injured in a motorcycle accident
in Ft. Lauderdale, it’s best to speak with a personal injury attorney
who has experience handling motorcycle accidents of any kind. The founding
lawyer at our firm has handled complex motorcycle accident cases. He’s
handled cases where the victim was wearing a helmet as well as cases where
the victim was not and has achieved successful results. If you or a loved
one were involved in a motorcycle accident in Ft. Lauderdale, call us
now to see if we can help you. We handle cases that happened in Ft. Lauderdale
and all across South Florida.
A Brief Look at Some of Our Services:
- We don’t charge you to speak with us today about your case and if
we can help you, we don’t charge anything unless we obtain a successful
result for you.
- If you don’t have a way of getting to our office, we will have an
attorney come to your home or hospital in Ft. Lauderdale.
- We will do our best to schedule meetings at times that don’t conflict
with your work schedule.
- We will keep you updated throughout your case.
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Although helmets provide protection in lower speed impacts, they do not
always prevent or reduce brain injury or death in high speed impacts involving
angular rotation of the brain. The fact is that even at a speed of a little
over 17 miles an hour, a person may still sustain a brain injury depending
on how the head hits the ground or any other solid object. Many articles
have been published pertaining to the angular rotation of the brain during
the impact at higher speeds. However, testing for angular rotation has
not yet been adequately developed; therefore, helmet testing is limited
to dropping the helmet from a certain height, which only tests for what’s
called translational forces.
So while it is true that helmets can help prevent brain injury at low speed,
the amount of protection at higher speeds is limited when there is an
angular rotation in the impact with the ground or solid object. And at
very high speeds, a helmet will not prevent brain injury or death no matter
how good the helmet is.
We recently represented a young woman who suffered a significant brain
injury on her moped here in Ft. Lauderdale in the case,
Mary Lenhart as Guardian & Conservator of Abby Chronister v. Christopher Basora, and our main argument was that her brain injury may have not been prevented
even had she been wearing a helmet. Legitimate and credible helmet testing
experts will agree that brain injury is likely to occur at higher speeds
even if the motorcyclist wears a helmet.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Ft. Lauderdale
Many vehicle drivers (and ultimately, potential jurors) are under the impression
that motorcyclists are reckless drivers and are therefore at fault for
the majority of collisions that occur with motorcycles. However, several
studies have proven otherwise. One study conducted by the University of
South Florida reports that vehicle drivers are at fault 60 percent of
the time when there is a collision with a motorcycle.
On the left is an example of a helmet that saved our client’s life
but unfortunately that’s not always the case. The helmet was used
in a 1986 jury trial.
Further, the study found that the increasing number of motorcycle accidents
are due to distracted vehicle drivers that fail to see motorcyclists on
the road. In fact, that statistic is backed up by the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, which reports that 80 percent of all car
accidents are due to inattentive driving such as reaching for something,
texting, interacting with other passengers and other distractions.
As a result, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) made a campaign
for motor vehicle drivers to look twice for motorcycles. Bikers should
also be responsible for being conspicuous on the road. For example, it
is suggested by the FDOT that motorcycle drivers place reflective stickers
on the highest part of their heads, which is the biker’s helmet.
However, for motorcyclists that do not wear helmets, it is recommended
to use reflective vests or reflective patches that can be added to their clothing.
Even if your loved one was not wearing a helmet at the time of his/her
collision, call us to determine if we can help you. We have extensive
experience handling motorcycle, moped and bicycle accidents.
Call now and talk to us today about your situation.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, due
to anybody’s negligence or fault, phone our office NOW at
(954) 833-1440 for your free consultation.