Bradenton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fight for the Compensation you Deserve When You Have Suffered Serious Injuries
The injuries caused by a motorcycle accident can be significant and costly
The effects of a motorcycle accident can be devastating. In addition to the physical injuries and property damage, you may worry about how to pay your bills while you are out of work recovering. The injuries from a motorcycle accident can be severe and change your life forever, preventing you from working and earning money, while you face ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
An experienced Bradenton motorcycle accident attorney, who understands the difficulties involved with motorcycle accidents and knows the law, can explain to you the options available and pursue your legal claims against a negligent driver causing your motorcycle accident. The Bradenton motorcycle attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. are steadfast advocates for injured motorcycle accident victims. Several of our motorcycle accident lawyers are avid motorcycle riders themselves, with a personal connection to those suffering from accident injuries due to the negligence of a careless car driver.
What types of injuries do motorcycle accident victims most commonly suffer?
Because motorcyclists and their passengers are more exposed than riders in other vehicles, the injuries that result from a motorcycle accident can be very serious. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Road Rash — Road rash occurs from contact with the pavement during a motorcycle accident. Any exposed skin can rub against the concrete and result in road rash. If you aren’t wearing proper gear, road rash can occur when clothing is ripped or torn when it comes in contact with the pavement.
- Broken Bones — Broken bones may heal on their own, but can result in internal bleeding, disfigurement and nerve damage. Because of these possible complications, it is important to seek medical help for all suspected broken bones.
- Spinal Injuries — Motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of spinal injuries in this country. Spinal injuries can lead to permanent disability and paralysis and require years of costly rehabilitative care.
- Brain Injuries — If you are thrown from a motorcycle, you can sustain a concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI). Symptoms of a brain injury may include:
- Memory loss
- Vomiting or nausea
- Slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness
The Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyers at Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. understand that recuperating from injuries takes significant time and attention. While you focus on your recovery, we fight tirelessly to assert your legal rights and earn you the maximum compensation allowed under the law. We handle auto accident, truck accident, bicycle accident and motorcycle accident cases in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice and the surrounding areas.
You can still receive compensation even if you are partially to blame for a motorcycle accident
Florida law uses a pure comparative negligence system to determine who is responsible for damages in motorcycle accident. Understanding what this means is important when more than one person may be at fault for a motorcycle accident.
Under pure comparative negligence, an individual is responsible for the costs of a motorcycle accident in relation to their relative culpability. In other words, if it is determined that an individual is 20% at fault for an accident, that person will be responsible for 20% of the damages.
If you are partly responsible for an accident, your ultimate award of damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
Some motorcycle accident victims hesitate in pursuing their rights because they worry that they aren’t eligible for compensation if they were partially to blame. Because determining liability is a complicated process, it is important to consult with a Bradenton motorcycle accident attorney.
If you have been injured, contact an aggressive Bradenton motorcycle accident lawyer today
Motorcycle accident injuries can be serious and discrimination against riders means that you need a tenacious attorney on your side. The Sarasota motorcycle lawyers at Carlson, Meissner, Hart and Hayslett, P.A. have obtained large settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of motorcycle accident victims and will fight to get you compensated. Se habla español. We offer a no-obligation free consultation, so contact us today at 941-202-4600 or online to make an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.
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We are experienced trial lawyers and skilled negotiators with the resources necessary to take on even the largest case. Our attorneys will not back down when your future and your freedom is at stake. Clients throughout Florida have relied on us for steadfast legal representation with a personal commitment for more than 40 years. When you need help, we act quickly and decisively to secure the best possible results for you and your family. Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., fighting for the injured and defending the accused since 1971.
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