Gainesville Motorcycle Crash Injury Attorneys

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Gainesville, Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers
Whittel & Melton, LLC
352-264-7800
2627 NW 43rd Street, Suite 201
Gainesville, FL

Providing Bikers with Personal Attention for their Personal Injuries
Don’t Face the Judge Alone!

“Bikers are so often the very tragic victims of the most basic of careless mistakes by other drivers on the road. Unfortunately, Motorcycles don’t have doors, roofs, seat belts, etc. Every tiny mistake by other motorists on the road can result in a major injury or sometimes death to Florida’s Motorcycling public” - Jason M. Melton, Esquire – Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorney

In 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed. These figures show a 2 percent increase from the 5,174 bikers killed in 2007. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 96,000 motorcyclists injured during 2008. Motorcycles accounted for nearly 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2007 and tallied only 0.4 percent of all vehicle miles traveled. In 2007 per vehicle mile traveled, the NHTSA estimated that bikers were about 37 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash and 9 times more likely to sustain injuries than passengers riding in a car.

These statistics show just how serious operating a motorcycle on Florida roadways is and why you need to take precautions to protect yourself from other drivers. One of the most effective ways for bikers to protect themselves is to take a rider safety education course. These classes are offered throughout the United States and accommodate riders at various skill levels. New motorcyclists can receive the proper skills to boost their confidence on the roadways and educate themselves on the risks they face every time they fire up their engines. Experienced motorcyclists can improve their riding skills and tweak any flaws they may have when operating their bikes.

Proudly Serving Injured Riders from Alachua County, Levy County, Bronson, Cedar Key, Williston, Chiefland, Bradford County, Starke, Lawtey, Union County, Lake Butler, Columbia County, Lake City, Gilchrist County, Trenton, Dixie County and Cross city.

A motorcycle injury can result in various types of injuries, from minor cuts and scrapes to life-threatening damages and even fatalities. The most common types of injuries that bikers sustain when in a traffic accident are head and neck injuries that can leave them paralyzed or unconscious with severe brain damage. Other types of injuries that are common for motorcyclists to experience in an accident include road rash, bone fractures, spinal cord injuries and disfigurement. Despite the nature of your motorcycle injury from a Gainesville, Florida motorcycle accident, our office can provide you or your loved ones with the personalized legal representation you need for your pain and suffering.

A motorcycle accident can leave a rider in shock and in a daze of confusion. Sometimes having a clear head after an accident can be the difference between life and death. Bringing along proper equipment every time you ride can protect you if an accident does arise. If you or a loved one is going to be operating a motorcycle in Gainesville, High Springs or any area in Alachua County, please take these precautions on the roadways:

  1. Wear gloves, boots, durable pants and a sturdy jacket when operating your bike. If an accident does occur, these items can minimize cuts, abrasions and bruises.
  2. ALWAYS wear a quality helmet. No matter the distance you plan to travel on your bike, a helmet can protect you from the most serious of brain and head injuries.
  3. Carry a first aid kit in case of an emergency. Disinfectants, gauze pads, splints, bandages and antibiotic ointments can really help you out in a bind or when waiting for medical personnel.
  4. ALWAYS carry a cell phone with a charge when traveling on a motorcycle. You never know when you will need to call for help.
  5. If an accident does arise always call a paramedic first before doing anything else.
  6. Assess the situation and perform proper first aid techniques if applicable.
  7. Call Whittel & Melton immediately at 352-264-7800.

The Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton, LLC are fully equipped to handle your motorcycle accident case in Gainesville and throughout Florida, 24/7, call us today without delay at 352-264-7800.

Gainesville, Florida Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys
Whittel & Melton, LLC
2627 NW 43rd Street, Suite 201
Gainesville, FL
Don’t Face the Judge Alone!
352-264-7800

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