Motorcycle Accidents At Michles & Booth, You Will Not Be a Victim Twice.

"I have been a trial lawyer for over 35 years, but I have been riding motorcycles for a lot longer than that" - Marcus Michles

As a motorcycle rider himself, Marcus Michles understands the complexities of motorcycle cases. If you are in a motorcycle accident, you are going to want someone who understands motorcycles and who knows how to effectively argue a case. You need someone who understands where the blame truly belongs.

Motorcycle Accidents

Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Dedicated Representation for Injured Victims & Their Loved Ones in Tampa, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview

There are few places in America better than the Gulf Coast to own a motorcycle. With warm summers and mild winters, motorcyclists from across the country travel to Florida and the Panhandle each year. Yet, sadly, motorcycle crashes are not uncommon. In 2010, there were over 7,000 motorcycle crashes in Florida, and 350 motorcyclists were killed.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2010 injuries were reported in almost 90% of all motorcycle accidents. The reality is, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will most likely suffer serious injuries and significant damages.

The Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Michles & Booth understand the unique challenges of motorcycle cases. In fact, our senior partner, Marcus Michles, has been an avid motorcycle enthusiast for over 30 years and has represented countless motorcycle accident victims.

If you or your loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash, we can help. Contact us online or call (800) 848-6168 today for a free consultation.

How Does Insurance Coverage for Florida Motorcycle Accidents Work?

Motorcycle cases are not the same as car accident cases in Florida for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that Florida insurance no-fault laws do not apply to motorcycle accidents. In most instances, this simple difference in insurance laws significantly changes the way medical bills are handled, as well as the ultimate case value.

What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Florida?

Motorcycle accidents can cause some of the most devastating injuries due to the lack of protection a rider has compared to passengers in cars and trucks. Riders are exposed to physical contact with other vehicles, pavement, guardrails, trees, or even stationary objects like poles. This exposure creates an increased risk for serious injury or death as there is nothing between a rider and the force of an impact. As such, it is important that injured riders seek legal counsel from experienced motorcycle accident attorneys who can help them recover the compensation they need for their losses.

Common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries - This can include concussions, contusions, and other serious head injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries - Motorcycle accidents in Florida can cause severe damage to the spinal cord which can lead to paralysis or even death in some cases.
  • Broken Bones - Broken arms, legs, ribs, collarbones, and other bones are common motorcycle accident injuries due to the rider being thrown off their bike during an impact with another object or vehicle.
  • Lacerations and Abrasions – Riders may suffer scrapes and cuts as they slide along the pavement after being ejected from their bikes during an accident collision on Florida roadways.
  • Internal Organ Damage - The force of a motorcycle crash can cause internal organ damage such as ruptured spleens or livers as well as bruising of certain organs. Kidney failure or lung collapse due to trauma can also occur due to the impact forces experienced by riders involved in these types of accidents.

How Can a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Crash Victims?

Motorcycle accident attorneys provide a variety of services to those injured in Florida motorcycle accidents. These services include helping clients understand applicable insurance policies, negotiating with insurance companies on their behalf, and representing them in any personal injury lawsuits that may arise from the crash.

In addition to handling the legal aspects of a case, attorneys can also help victims recover financially. They can assist with filing insurance claims, gathering evidence regarding the accident, obtaining necessary medical records and bills, and determining how much financial compensation is appropriate for their losses. They can also take steps to ensure that victims are receiving fair compensation for any pain and suffering they endured due to the accident.

Furthermore, an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney will be able to answer questions about legal rights in Florida before or during a lawsuit. Your motorcycle accident attorney will be able to discuss potential strategies for seeking justice. In many cases, an experienced attorney's support throughout the damages seeking process can make all the difference in ensuring justice is served and victims receive proper compensation for their losses.

Legal Representation for Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

At Michles & Booth, our personal injury attorneys understand how to navigate these complex laws and help you fight to recover the maximum compensation you deserve.

Our Florida motorcycle accident lawyers can advocate for your full recovery, including compensation for:

  • Immediate emergency medical treatment
  • Ongoing treatment and rehabilitative care
  • Lost income/wages from time taken off work
  • Lost future earnings if you become disabled
  • Lost/reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

In the event that your family member was killed in a motorcycle crash, our legal team can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

A Proven Track Record of Success

When local attorney and motorcycle enthusiast Terry Boutwell was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident, the accident report placed the responsibility on Mr. Boutwell. This is not unusual. Mr. Boutwell’s family hired Michles & Booth to represent them and determine if Mr. Boutwell had caused the accident.

Our personal injury lawyers, with assistance from our investigation department, know motorcyclists often get blamed for accidents for a variety of reasons, such as eyewitnesses over-estimating the motorcycle’s speed as the sounds and RPMs of motorcycles are often misleading to even the most fair-minded witness. In the end, Michles & Booth successfully litigated the case to the benefit of Mr. Boutwell’s surviving son.

Because motorcycle crashes almost always result in severe injuries, it is important that you contact an experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorney immediately after the accident. Don’t be a victim twice—first of the accident and second of the insurance company. Let Michles & Booth fight for you.

Call us at (800) 848-6168 today to request a free consultation at our firm. We have offices in Pensacola, Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Tampa.

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