Recovering for Serious Motor Vehicle Crashes
Motorcyclists enjoy the opportunity to ride in the open air and handle a compact, responsive machine. However, these same qualities also make riders more susceptible to accidents and serious injuries. The openness also means no contained cabin, no seat belts and no airbags. A motorcycle’s small design causes adverse response to poor road conditions and can easily put a rider in a motorist’s blind spot. When a motorcyclist wrecks, injuries tend to be worse than in other vehicles.
For 18 years, Gunterfirm has assisted Southwest Florida motorcycle riders with recovery of automobile accident damages. Our auto crash lawyer has the skills and resources to pursue maximum possible damages in your case from your insurance company, from a negligent driver or municipality or from an auto manufacturer if defects are at issue.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle wrecks occur because of weather, motorcyclist error, negligence of another motorist or poor road conditions, including:
- Poor general road maintenance
- Uneven pavement
- Potholes and cracks in the pavement
- Raised or missing manhole cover
- Road debris
- Missing or hidden traffic sign
- Motorist’s failure to yield
- Reckless or speeding motorist
- Drunk driver
- Manufacturing defect in the bike
We settle most motorcycle crash cases with the auto insurance companies. However, we recommend trial if the insurance company refuses to pay the amount you are entitled to. Our litigation attorney is also experienced in filing cases against the government agency responsible for the conditions that caused your accident.
All personal injury claims are subject to a statute of limitations, and claims against the government have an even shorter window in which you can sue, so we recommend you contact our office as soon as possible to begin an investigation into your case and pursue your cause of action.
Serious Motorcycle Injuries
A motorcycle helmet and appropriate clothing may prevent severe motorcycle collision injuries. But, even if you don protective motorcycle safety gear, you may still suffer serious injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
Protecting Your Rights Under Your Insurance Policy
Many insurance policies do not automatically cover motorcycle-related injuries, unless you purchase a special rider. Even so, your policy may require you to wear a helmet in order to receive coverage for your injuries. Our Naples motorcycle accident lawyer negotiates for your rights to full coverage under your policy. We think strategically to resolve challenging issues that arise, including overcoming denial of coverage and pursuing other sources of damages recovery.
Pursue the Damages to which You Are Entitled for Your Motorcycle Injuries
Gunterfirm can help you recover for injuries you sustained in a motorcycle wreck. Call our Naples office at 239.334.7017 to schedule a case evaluation with our experienced auto injury attorney. Our law firm handles your claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay us attorney’s fees until we recover. Get in touch with us for a free first consultation to learn more about your rights and options.
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