Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Assistance for Victims in Ocala & Gainesville
In 2012, there were approximately 8.5 million motorcycles on the roads in America. As that number continues to increase, motorcycle accidents increase as well. Consequentially, the number of accidents resulting in fatalities has more than doubled in the past decade, with injuries increasing to 13% as almost 100,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents.Situationally, a variety of factors affect the intensity of these injuries. This includes:
- Alcohol involvement
- Motorcycle size
Even when the mode of transportation is lighter or smaller, the destruction can be greater than that of larger vehicles. That is why Allen Law Firm, P.A. never sacrifices empathy and determination when dealing with motorcycle accident injuries.
A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Who Rides
Our personal injury attorneys know that the facts convincingly demonstrate that more often than not, the motorcycle rider is the victim. We have personal experience, as Attorney Bill Allen has been riding motorcycles for over thirty-five years. As a fellow rider, Bill takes motorcycle accidents to heart.
The combination of Bill’s unique perspective, expertise, and experience handling motorcycle cases puts Allen Law Firm, P.A. as an authority and the most logical choice to manage your motorcycle accident case.
Facing Negligent Drivers
While motorcycles are more recreational, fuel efficient, and maneuverable than cars, they are also less crashworthy. The number of fatalities resulting from motorcycle accidents is almost five times greater than fatalities from car accidents. Both motorcycle riders and automobile drivers need to heighten their sensitivities when navigating through mixed company traffic, but this is not usually the case. Studies show that 75% of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. Many of these accidents occurred because a negligent driver never saw the motorcyclist.
Automobile drivers regularly fail to detect the presence of motorcycles in traffic, and this is still the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents. Drivers violating the right-of-way of the motorcyclist are also common. If you have been involved in an accident that is linked to a negligent driver, Allen Law Firm, P.A. can make sure your voice is heard and give you the opportunity to recover financially, emotionally, and physically from your distressing situation.
Dealing with Flawed Designs
Sometimes, motorcycles are put together poorly or have a faulty part that was incorporated at the factory, the dealership, or the supply store. Other times, motorcycles are widely distributed despite being constructed with an unsuitable design.
A flawed design can make the motorcycle perform unsafely at specific speeds or in certain conditions. For example, riders of motorcycles known as “supersports” have a death rate four times higher than drivers of other types of motorcycles. Supersports are capable of reaching rates of 190 miles per hour, but their design does not keep riders very safe when traveling at such speeds.
Taking Motorcycle Accidents Personally
Attorney Allen’s affinity for motorcycle riding and our substantial history with motorcycle cases keep the Allen Law Firm, P.A. committed to taking motorcycle accidents personally. We know what is best for you as a rider and what is best for your personal injury case. Work with people who actually understand – let our personal injury lawyers handle your motorcycle accident case.Contact us in Gainesville at (352) 331-6789 or Ocala at (352) 351-3258 to schedule your free initial consultation.