Injured On A Motorcycle In Sarasota County?
Motorcycles are an appealing option to many men and women, particularly in warm climates. Motorcycles are smaller than cars and cost less to fuel. They are easier to park, and they give their riders a thrilling individual experience that cars simply cannot provide.
Florida is home to many retirees and is awash with tourists to segments of the population who want to enjoy the weather and their freedom, which motorcycles easily allow their riders to do. Motorcycles also have a much lower price tag than cars, and with gas prices rising and affordability fast becoming a virtue, motorcycles are increasing on Florida’s roads.
Unfortunately, an increase in motorcyclists means an increase in the risk of serious or even fatal accidents. Motorcycle accidents are far more likely to be fatal than accidents involving passenger vehicles only. Motorcycles expose the riders to the elements, and they have no safety restraints. If a motorcycle goes up against an 18-wheeler, the truck driver will not be the one who loses.
Gerber Law has helped many motorcycle accident victims and their families. We offer personal, yet aggressive representation throughout Florida’s southwest coast. Our team can bring the at-fault driver to justice by skillfully representing our clients while providing them with the care and compassion they need in their desperate hour.
Call Gerber Law today at 866-233-4529 (4LAW) if you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident. All clients can receive a free consultation.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Inexperience: Young people or new riders tend to immerse themselves in the exhilaration of riding a bike but might forget about safety. An inexperienced motorcyclist might not know how to tell if another driver cannot see him or her or how to control the bike if something unexpected occurs.
- Speed: Motorcycles are fast and easily maneuverable, and many bikers are tempted to race down the roadway.
- Alcohol or drugs: Intoxication impairs judgment and reflexes, and both are important when riding a motorcycle. If another driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she might not see a motorcycle riding nearby.
- Other driver error: Other drivers pose the greatest danger to motorcyclists. If a car driver or a truck driver is not paying full attention to his or her surroundings, he or she might not notice the motorcycle. A lane change at the wrong time can cause disaster. Motorcycles are fast and small, and other drivers may not see them until it is too late.
The injuries someone sustains in a motorcycle crash can be lifelong. An injured biker may require constant care, and he or she may not be able to return to work. An injured motorcyclist may never ride again, and he or she may never again be able to enjoy the same quality of life he or she once had.
Financial and emotional distress are common problems for injured motorcyclists, and Sarasota personal injury attorney Maria Gerber is ready to help. A personal injury accident victim herself, attorney Maria Gerber understands how traumatic such injuries can be. Our staff is knowledgeable and assertive in representing their clients, and they also provide personal service and compassion for every client, whether the injury is great or small.
Contact Gerber Law For A Free Initial Consultation
Unlike large companies, we treat our clients in a personal and caring way. You will always work directly with a lawyer. With offices in Sarasota and Venice, Gerber Law serves the southwest coast of Florida.