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Handling Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accident Claims in Miami, Florida
Motorcycle accidents are far more dangerous to riders than those protected by the shell of an automobile because of the fact that motorcyclists lack those same protections. The very sad and unfortunate reality is that the cars, trucks, and SUVs that share the roads of Miami with motorcycles are not paying proper attention and keeping lookout for bikes and their riders. When motorcycle collisions happen with an average passenger car, truck or SUV, even at relatively low speeds, the aftermath of such a crash can be devastating to motorcyclists, often resulting in life-altering injuries and in many cases, wrongful death.
Miami Biker Injury Lawyer Jason M. Melton, Esq.:
Founding Member, NAMIL(National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers)
2020 & 2021 Top 20 Biker Injury Lawyer, Biker Justice USA
Life Member ABATE & Road Guardians
Motorcyclists are usually some of the best drivers on the streets and highways of Miami. Miami Bikers are known for paying attention to their surroundings and being vigilant for dangers in the roadways. Sadly, bikers are easily susceptible to serious injuries as they only have their protective gear to keep them safe from the road and other vehicles.
When a motorcyclist suffers harm in an accident caused by negligent or reckless motorist, they have every right to pursue financial compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and all other compensable damages related to the accident. Our Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton are here to help injury victims understand their rights and pursue a personal injury claim for their injuries. We also help any surviving family members who lost a loved in a motorcycle accident pursue wrongful death damages for their losses.Making Your Motorcycle More Visible to Other Miami Motorists
A motorcyclists visibility is something riders face every time they take their bike out. As more drivers crowd the roadways, the bigger the challenge it is to be seen. As Miami motorcycle accident attorneys we often hear the excuse “I never even saw him!,” from the at-fault motorist. Other cars, trucks, and SUVs commonly rear-end motorcycles, turn left at intersections in front of bikers, change lanes into motorcycles, and even cars turning into the other lane of a motorcycle. The following are a few good tips to decrease your chances of being struck by a distracted or negligent driver who may fail to see you:
- Wear Bright and Reflective Clothing on your Miami motorcycle: Dayglow and other high visibility jackets and helmets might not look cool, but they can definitely save your life. We strongly recommend wearing a DOT approved helmet and armored pants and jackets. Many riders prefer to wear all black, but the reality is that black and dark clothing is harder to see.
- Stay in the Left Third of Your Lane on your Miami motorcycle: The left third of your lane is considered the safest position for your bike as other drivers in front of you and behind you are more likely to see you there. Lane positioning is quite important when riding and you obviously want to be seen so that you are not the victim of a tragic motorcycle accident.
- Bright Colored Motorcycles are More Visible than Black Miami Motorcycles: Black motorcycles are often preferred, but chrome and bright colored bikes stand out more. If you have a black bike you can make it more visible by attaching reflectors, reflective decals, LED tail lights and blinkers, and other types of reflective upgrades - there are so many possibilities!
- Aftermarket Exhaust Systems in Miami Can Save Your Life: Loud pipes can help other drivers hear that you are approaching before they even see you. With that said, aftermarket exhaust systems make more noise, which is an upgrade that increases your visibility.
Our Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton know how much fun it can be to get out and enjoy the open road on a motorcycle. But, the truth of the matter is that motorcyclists are at a disadvantage in the event of a crash as bikes do not have the same structural protection as a car, truck, or SUV. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami, we are here to help. We can thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and fight for the full and fair financial compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident that was not their fault, we can also help you understand the process of filing a wrongful death claim for financial compensation. We offer completely free consultations and collect no fees unless we recover a financial award on your behalf. You can contact us 24/7 online or call us at 866-608-5529.About Miami
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