"Whether it's a whiplash, serious injury or wrongful death case, we pride ourselves on representing you with the personal service and aggressive representation that you expect and deserve!" -Attorney Ron Sholes
Starke Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Handling Motorcycle Accident Claims in Bradford County
More than 80% of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist. Without the protection of a passenger vehicle, motorcyclists pay the price in every accident. This is true whether or not the motorcyclist is at fault. If you are injured in a motorcycle crash that isn’t your fault, you should not have to face the financial consequences alone. the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. can help ensure you don’t have to.
Our Starke motorcycle accident lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience helping our clients with the aftermath of motorcycle crashes.
Call us at (855) 933-3881 for the legal support you need.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The majority (63%) of motorcycle crashes involve more than one vehicle. Although single-vehicle motorcycle accidents are usually the result of rider inexperience, weather, or defective motorcycles are motorcycle parts, multiple-vehicle accidents typically involve negligence.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents we see at our firm include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Improper turns
- Failure to yield
- Intersection accidents
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
- And more
If someone else’s carelessness causes your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Starke motorcycle accident lawyers can help you get it.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
In Florida, motorcyclists are legally required to wear a helmet unless they have special insurance. This is because traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common motorcycle injuries, and motorcyclists are 3 times more likely to suffer a TBI without a helmet.
Other common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
- Road rash
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue injuries
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Lower-extremity (leg) injuries
- Amputation injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
In 2018, a total of 4,985 motorcyclists died in crashes. Even those who survived motorcycle accidents often suffered serious or life-changing injuries.
If you have been injured or bereaved by a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, our team at the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. will treat your case with the compassion and gravity it deserves.
Who Is Liable?
Determining liability and proving negligence are the keys to winning your personal injury lawsuit after a motorcycle accident. You must show that the driver who caused your accident was behaving carelessly and that you were injured as a result of the accident.
If a driver accepts fault, their insurance company will be liable for paying all damages related to your accident that fall within policy limits.
How Our Attorneys Help
No one wants to deal with insurance companies after a serious accident, so our attorneys do it for you. We fight for your rights and help you achieve maximum compensation.
A successful lawsuit can help you account for:
- Medical bills
- Missed wages
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earning potential
- Changes to your quality of life
- And more
In wrongful death cases, damages can also help pay for funeral and burial costs, and some cases include punitive damages, as well. Also called exemplary damages, punitive damages are designed to punish and make an example of the wrongdoer to discourage similar behavior in the future.
At the Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A., we don’t just “practice” personal injury law. We are a firm of military veterans who understand what it means to serve, and we are here 24/7 to serve you.