Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident ? Motorcycle riders frequently suffer catastrophic injuries in collisions with other vehicles, and the effects can be life-changing. At Klemick and Gampel, P.A., we offer over a century of combined experience representing accident victims, and are committed to helping you recover the maximum amount possible for your injuries. If we can prove that the driver’s negligence is the cause of your accident, we may be able to secure a settlement which will cover the cost of your medical bills for emergency treatment and rehabilitation, your lost wages and your pain and suffering. Motorcycle injuries can be extremely costly to the victim, both financially and emotionally, and you should not allow yourself to go with little or no compensation for your losses.
While the driver and passenger in a car or other vehicle have the benefit of seatbelts, airbags and a steel frame weighing several tons, even the most safety-conscious rider has minimal protection in an accident. Motorcyclists are exposed to the risk of serious injuries, including:
- Spinal cord injuries such as whiplash, herniated discs, slipped discs, paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Brain injuries ranging from concussions to traumatic brain injuries
- Severed limbs
- Road rash, which may require skin grafts or other cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
- Broken bones, especially in the limbs and the collarbone
- Soft tissue injuries
We can additionally represent your family in a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one has suffered a fatal motorcycle accident.Insurance Claims and Helmet Safety
Wearing a helmet can significantly increase your chances of surviving a motorcycle accident. Many times, motorcycles are involved in accidents because other people on the road fail to see or hear them and some motorcyclists are afraid that they will be even more likely to be involved in an accident if they wear a motorcycle helmet. In reality, studies have demonstrated that motorcycle helmets to not impair riders’ ability to see or hear. Instead, they protect motorcyclists’ heads in crashes and save lives. Wearing a helmet may also have a significant bearing on insurance claims after an accident. How? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if a motorcyclist is involved in an accident without a helmet, he/she may need more medical attention. Additionally, uninsured riders may pass on larger costs to others if they are involved in an accident without insurance. These types of accidents can easily lead to higher insurance premiums.Let Us Fight for You!
Let a Miami personal injury attorney from K&G represent you in your claim for compensation. Whatever type of injury you have sustained, we will help you seek to hold the driver accountable for negligence. We know how to effectively present your case to the insurance company, and will fight any attempts to deny payment or minimize your settlement. An attorney from our team can even represent you in an insurance bad faith lawsuit if that is what it takes to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact a Miami motorcycle injury lawyer for an initial consultation about your accident and to learn what your claim may be worth.