We Specialize in Motorcycle Accidents
This page can answer some frequently asked questions you might have about motorcycle accidents.
What are some common causes of motorcycle crashes?
- Driver error and/or inattention
- Poorly marked or confusing road signs (particularly at intersections)
- Driver “blindness” to the presence of motorcycles (studies show that car drivers are more likely to pay attention to other cars and thus less likely to “see” motorcycles on the road)
- Inclement weather
- Road work
- High winds
- Oil slicks on the road
- Other hazards, both man-made and natural
What factors influence the severity of motorcycle injuries?
- Whether a motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and safety gear or not
- Speed of the crash
- Angle of the collision
- Rider’s pre-existing medical conditions (if any)
- The time elapsed between the accident and the time medical care was administered
- Quality of the medical care provided
Who can be named as defendants in Jacksonville Beach motorcycle accident cases?
Initially, it may seem that the only legal option you have is to sue the car driver who hit you. But a careful examination after a motorcycle accident may reveal other potentially liable parties. For instance:
- The driver’s insurance company
- The driver’s employer (or the employer’s insurance company)
- The maintenance shop responsible for doing repairs on the car that hit your bike
- Your motorcycle’s manufacturer or distributor
- The municipality responsible for maintaining safe road conditions and good signage
What kinds of injuries do Jacksonville Beach motorcycle accident victims typically suffer?
Again, the nature of the damage depends intimately on a plethora of factors, some of which are cited above. That said, common “themes” of injuries emerge if you look carefully at the data collected by agencies like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Common injuries include “road rash,” contusions, broken hands and wrists (from bracing a fall), and damage to the head, brain, and spine (particularly in cases where the rider was not wearing a helmet).
How can you initiate a lawsuit in a Jacksonville Beach motorcycle accident case?
Whether you were seriously injured or you just suffered a case of whiplash that’s led to a series of chiropractic visits, connect with the Jacksonville Beach accident attorneys of Farah & Farah. Our battle proven team can provide a no non-sense, no obligation consultation to you to explain your rights and responsibilities under the law. Find out more information about us here online, or call to schedule a complementary consultation – (904) 834-4043.