St. Lucie County Motorcycle Accident
St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Whittel & Melton, LLC Representing Bikers Injured throughout Florida 561-367-8777 or toll free 866-608-5LAW (5529)
Riding a motorcycle in Florida is a fun activity filled with adrenaline, where riders are really in contact with the road and every single aspect of the environment is sensed, which creates a special and unique feeling. All bikers can understand this feeling of complete freedom and at one with the road.
Regardless of the exhilaration that comes along with riding a motorcycle, there are also inherent dangers enjoying your bike in St. Lucie County. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that motorcyclists are around 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to suffer a fatality in a traffic collision, and this is true in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and throughout the county. Moreover, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reported that in 2019, St. Lucie County saw 104 motorcycle crashes with 90 of these resulting in injuries and 5 resulting in fatalities.
Riding a motorcycle requires experience, knowledge and skills we don`t get from driving a car, truck, or SUV, which is why the state of Florida requires motorcycle riders to obtain education and endorsement before they can be properly licensed.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident in St. Lucie County, call our St. Lucie County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers and Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie Biker Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton at 866-608-5529 or contact us online 24/7 so that we can provide you with a free initial consultation to help you better understand the process of filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim.Safety Recommendations Before Hitting the Road in Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie
- Thoroughly inspect your bike’s tire pressure, brakes and all other features that could jeopardize your safety.
- Make sure your headlights work.
- Make sure to use proper oil appropriate for your type of motorcycle.
- Wear quality safety equipment, such as gloves, pants, boots and a sturdy jacket. While wearing these things cannot guarantee your safety, it can help to mitigate any injuries that erupt from an accident.
- Wear your helmet at all times.
- Head injuries, concussions, coma
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones and fractures, specifically to the wrists and ankles
- Back and neck injuries
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Road rash and burns
Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie Bikers are not always easily visible to other drivers sharing the road. Motorcyclists and their riders are smaller visual targets for other drivers in traffic, and are not always anticipated to be encountered. Drivers may not see motorcycles simply because they are not specifically looking for them. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Drunk drivers
- Unsafe lane changes
- Sudden car stops
- Car opening doors
- Left turn accidents
Despite what caused your injuries after a motorcycle accident, our St. Lucie County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you understand all of your financial recovery options. Call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online anytime.What Types of Financial Compensation Can I Recover After a Motorcycle Accident in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Throughout St. Lucie County?
Our attorneys at Whittel & Melton will help you recover the financial compensation you deserve after you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills related to your accident injuries, damages to your personal property which includes your bike, lost wages due to missed time from work, as well as physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Depending on the facts of your case in Fort Pierce or Port St. Lucie, you may be entitled to recover punitive damages from the at-fault party. These are damages aimed at punishing the defendant for their careless or reckless actions and deter them from making similar mistakes in the future.How Do I Know If I Need a St. Lucie County Motorcycle Lawyer?
If you or a family member have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie or anywhere in St. Lucie County or throughout Florida, we can provide you with the legal knowledge your case needs so that you can recover a fair financial award. You deserve to have a lawyer fighting in your corner to make sure that you get the best possible outcome for your unique situation.
We have years of dedicated experience handling motorcycle injury and wrongful death cases all over the State of Florida. Our firm is a founding member of the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers (NAMIL) and our partner Jason M. Melton, Esq. has been recognized as a Florida Motorcycle Injury Attorney & Top 20 Motorcycle Injury Attorneys in the United States. Motorcycle Accident Attorney Jason Melton is also a life member of ABATE, Road Guardians and the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocates Forum. You have our promise that we will develop an individual strategy for your case to get you to the compensation you deserve. Call us right away at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to receive a complimentary consultation.
We are available 24/7 to assist you with your claim and you will owe us nothing to get started on your case. We only get paid if you do, so you will never owe us any upfront fees should we take on your case. For a completely free and confidential consultation with our team of motorcycle injury attorneys, call us at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.