Driving or riding a motorcycle can be a wonderful, relaxing and very enjoyable experience for any person who enjoys that type of activity. Not to mention they for the most part can be very green and fuel efficient. I know one person who takes their moped to Publix every time he needs groceries. Getting over 55 miles to gallon is not only good for the environment; it is good for his wallet. While motorcycles can be fun and convenient, unfortunately, they are not without their faults.
As a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer, it’s not hard to see the largest problem with motorcycles: they are extremely dangerous. Studies have shown that most drivers have a much more difficult time recognizing a motorcycle on the road. This could be due to their smaller size, less amount of lights, or the spacing of their lights. Coupled with the fact that many of the drivers in South Florida are of an advanced age, and you have a very dangerous situation.
There has been a good push in recent years towards motorcycle awareness on our West Palm Beach roads and highways, but it has done little to curtail the sheer number of accidents. There are really two main things that a motorcyclist can do to help ensure their safety on our Palm Beach County streets. It would be a wise decision to take as many motorcycle training and driving courses as possible, and secondly always wear your helmet. Regardless of how trained, experienced, or prepared you are, an accident can still happen at any time. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident you need to hire an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney. They should be able to help you recover what is rightfully due to you. Auto insurance companies have teams of attorneys working for them, it is important that you find a personal injury lawyer who is experienced and qualified to help you.
Our West Palm Beach personal injury practice offers free initial consultations. Most of the clients that we deal with are done so on a contingent fee basis. This means that there are no fees or costs due, unless we win your case for you.