Motorcycle Accident Attorneys are Ready to Stand Up for Your Rights
More than 50 years of combined experience fighting for victims’ rights and winning substantial damages
The number of registered motorcyclists has steadily increased over the past few decades to more than 1.1 million registered in Florida alone. With so many motorcyclists on the road, it’s easy to understand why motorcycle accidents involving fatalities and injuries are also on the rise. In 2013, there were 481 fatal motorcycle crashes and more than 8,000 motorcycle crashes involving injuries. Our highly skilled accident attorneys at Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. have helped numerous victims recover full compensation for both personal and professional consequences. We develop a comprehensive legal strategy to identify all at-fault parties and pursue all avenues of recovery to ensure that you are able to achieve a successful resolution to your case.
Motorcycle accidents are common in the South Florida area and have the potential to lead to devastating injuries
Florida is known for its sunny weather and pleasant temperatures that contributes to the large number of motorcyclists in the state. Particularly in our own area, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are among the top ten counties in the state for highest number of motorcycle fatalities. Injuries sustained during motorcycle crashes are often serious and involve:
Statistics also show that a high number of motorcycle accidents involve alcohol. In 2009, 37% of fatal motorcycle accidents involved alcohol, a 10% increase from 2005. Nationwide, 29% of fatal motorcycle crashes involve alcohol. Our accident attorneys work hard to investigate your case and gather evidence to help you prove your claims and recover maximum compensation for your injuries.
Motorcyclists are subject to additional laws and regulations
Florida law requires motorcyclists to successfully pass a Basic Rider Course offered by the Florida Rider Trainer Program prior to achieving motorcycle endorsement on their driver’s license. Florida honors out-of-state endorsements from all states except Alabama.
Many states have implemented mandatory helmet laws. Florida’s broad mandatory helmet law was repealed in 2000 but there are still helmet restrictions in place. Motorcycle operators and riders aged 21 or older are not required to wear a helmet provided they have at least $10,000 in injury liability insurance coverage. Riders under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet.
Call today to discuss your rights as a motorcycle accident victim with a team of compassionate injury attorneys
At Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A. our motorcycle injury attorneys are ready to be your staunchest and most supportive ally. If you have questions about your options for recovery, call 561-293-2600 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.