Motorcyclists are often painted as rebellious, dangerous people on the road. There are some people who think bikers are always weaving through traffic, speeding down the highway or just generally causing trouble for other people on the road.
However, the fact is that motorcyclists are just like any other kind of motorist. Many are safe, responsible and considerate of other people around them. Still, there can be some prejudices against them and these can come out in the event of a crash.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, some people may be inclined to immediately point the finger at the biker. They may say that a rider “came out of nowhere” or “raced through an intersection” or something similar to try and make it sounds like the crash was caused primarily by a reckless motorcyclist in an effort to avoid taking any responsibility themselves.
This is why it can be so crucial for injured riders to protect themselves when it comes to legal claims. With the help of an attorney, a motorcyclist injured in an accident caused by a negligent or dangerous motorist can work to hold that party accountable.
In these situations, it can be crucial to have a familiarity with Florida state laws and understand how to collect, examine and present evidence and witness testimony. Without this type of legal experience and knowledge, people can get overwhelmed by the system and distracted by potentially false accusations made by the other motorists.
Because of how complicated and frustrating these cases can be and because of how much may be at stake, many motorcyclists injured in an accident choose to work with an attorney who understands and is familiar with the unique nature of motorcycle accidents.
Our firm has worked with motorcycle accident victims across Florida and we can discuss your case with you. To learn more about us and how you can contact us, please visit our website.