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Why Motorcycle Crashes Occur in West Palm Beach

  • West Palm Beach is one of the best areas to ride a motorcycle because the weather is consistently sunny and warm; however, motorcycle accidents often occur in this area because roads are congested and drivers aren’t always aware of their surroundings. As a motorcyclist, people may assume that every collision you take part in is your fault, but this isn’t always the case. 

    At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we’ve handled many motorcycle accident lawsuits and we can use evidence to hold the liable party accountable for your wreck. We know that motorcyclists don’t cause every accident they're involved in, and we’ll do our best to remove the reckless biker stereotype. A West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer from our team can help you obtain the settlement you deserve.  

    Vehicle Driver Negligence 

    Although motorcyclists take blame for many of the accidents on the road, collisions involving cars and motorcycles are caused by vehicle driver negligence. Vehicle drivers can cause collisions with motorcycles if they’re speeding, texting behind the wheel, driving under the influence, improperly changing lanes, failing to yield, or stopping suddenly.

    It’s important that vehicle drivers be held accountable for their negligence when they injure motorcyclists in accidents. An experienced attorney can gather evidence such as photographs, witness testimonies, and video footage to support your argument in court. 

    Motorcycle Malfunctions

    Motorcycles need regular maintenance, and accidents may occur because of malfunctions involving the brakes, wheels, engine, or other motorcycle accessories. If a motorcycle malfunction caused your accident, you may hold the motorcycle manufacturer, the company that repaired your bike, or the manufacturer of the defective accessory accountable. 

    Other Causes of Motorcycle Wrecks

    There are various other reasons that motorcycle wrecks may occur in West Palm Beach. Bad road conditions can cause accidents, which may result from government negligence. Animals can also cause accidents, as well as bad weather. It’s important, no matter how your wreck occurred, to investigate your collision and identify all liable parties.

    Reach Out to a West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

    Once you can identify the defendants in your case, you can maximize your claim by accounting for your damages. Your financial losses may include medical expenses, lost wages from missing work, and property damage. Your non-financial losses may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, scarring and disfigurement, loss of consortium, and emotional distress.

    Speaking to an experienced attorney can make filing a lawsuit seem less daunting. Your attorney will guide you through the legal process and negotiate on your behalf while you take time to heal from your injuries. Recovering from a motorcycle accident can be a long process, but once you win a settlement, you can seek the best treatment and return to normal life more quickly.

    To speak with a West Palm beach personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo about your case, call 561-659-6366 to schedule a free consultation or find us online to learn more.