Individual Strategies -
Decades of Experience Handling Florida
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
Call Today 352-369-5334
Marion County Motorcycle Injury and Wrongful Death Claims Attorneys
The truth of the matter is that most motorcyclists do their part to stay safe on the road, but tragic accidents can still occur. Most of these collisions are not the fault of motorcyclists, but other motorists who do not see the biker or fail to yield to them. If another driver is to blame for your injuries or the loss of a loved one, then you may be able to collect financial compensation for your losses through a motorcycle personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Our Ocala Biker Accident Victim Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have the skill and experience necessary to take on your motorcycle accident case and make sure all the proper evidence is collected and that the insurance companies involved pay the full and fair value of your claim. We will establish who is to blame for your accident and also demonstrate how your injuries and other damages have impacted your ability to earn a living and affected your quality of life.
“Ocala has become a real hot spot for significant road disasters, and that includes Bikers unfortunately. Over my years of practice, Motorcycles are rarely the cause of accidents, but often take on the worst damages.” – Jason M. Melton, Esq., founding member NAMIL (National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers); 2020 & 2021 Top 20 Biker Injury Lawyer, Biker Justice USA; Lifetime Member Road Guardians and ABATE (Forrest Chapter in Ocala)
Most people think that the bulk of motorcycle accidents happen during the late evening or early morning hours when it is still dark outside. You might be surprised to learn that the most frequent time for a motorcycle crash is between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. In fact, the NHTSA found that 42% of all motorcycle fatalities occur during this 6 hour window of time. Motorcycle accidents that result in injuries tend to follow the same pattern. The NHTSA also found that about 25% of injuries from motorcycle accidents occur on weekends between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
So, what can you as a Ocala Biker do to prevent an accident during these hours? Making yourself visible is key. The drivers of smaller passenger cars can miss smaller motorcycles in their blind spots or fail to see motorcycles maneuvering around the side of other cars. Motorcyclists must exercise caution and be as visible as possible using headlights, wearing bright-colored reflective clothing, and slowing down when approaching an intersection.
When another person’s negligence results in a serious motorcycle accident, it is only fair that they are liable for your damages. While insurance is supposed to compensate victims of motor vehicle and motorcycle collisions, the truth is that these payouts are rarely for the full and fair amount the injured party needs.
If you or a loved one suffered serious harm in a motorcycle accident in Ocala or elsewhere in Marion County, our Ocala Motorcycle Accident Victim Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are here to help you tackle those overwhelming expenses that keep piling up such as ambulance fees, medical bills, prescription fees, physical therapy, and all other accident-related expenses. You may have had to miss a large amount of time for work to recover from your injuries, or you might not even be able to return to work anytime in the foreseeable future. This loss of income can be stressful. Our law firm can help you pursue financial compensation for all of these losses related to your injuries from a motorcycle accident that was not your fault.
We also know that a good amount of motorcycle accidents end in death simply because motorcyclists are much more exposed than those riding in passenger vehicles. If you have lost someone close to you in a motorcycle accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the guilty driver. We can help you pursue financial compensation for medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages and lost benefits, loss of consortium, and all other damages related to your loved one being unexpectedly taken from you.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Ocala or elsewhere in Marion County, we encourage you to reach out to us today either online or by calling 352-369-5334 for a completely free consultation to learn more about your rights. We are available 24/7 to help walk you through the process of filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Ocala is located in north Central Florida and known as “horse country,” as Marion County is home to more than 600 Thoroughbred horse farms and is one of the few and rare Thoroughbred centers in the world. Ocala is filled with freshwater streams, clean air, and rolling hills that have been the location for many Hollywood films. Silver Springs is located in Ocala and is a state park that boasts crystal clear waters, boat tours, kayaking, camping, and hiking.