Breezy summers and mild winters make bikes a popular transportation choice for Florida drivers. Florida is the second state with the highest number of motorcycle registrations in America.
In fact, there are more than half a million motorcycles in Florida. However, when it comes to the most dangerous state to ride a motorcycle, Florida comes second to none.
Your Potential Loss
Public campaigns and better safety features on passenger vehicles have decreased motorcycle deaths by 5.6% nationwide.
Nevertheless, motorcycle fatalities are still 28 times more likely than those who commute via passenger vehicles, such as pickup trucks and cars.
Even with helmets and full biker gear, drivers always have less protection than someone enclosed in a passenger vehicle. Because of this, even a minor accident can result in serious and traumatic injuries.
This is just one of the many reasons that a rider may decide to hire a motorcycle accident attorney in Florida.
At Cecere Santana, our legal team has extensive experience representing clients seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. Attorney Michael Cecere successfully won a $9.3 million verdict for a 24-year-old man involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in a skull fracture and traumatic brain injury.
In the accident, our client was traveling on his motorcycle in Miami when the defendant changed into his lane, crashing into his motorcycle. The force of the impact caused our client to fly off his motorcycle onto the pavement.
As a result of his injuries, he spent more than two months in the hospital and several months of rehabilitation.
During the one-week trial, Mr. Cecere argued that our client was indeed wearing his helmet and he did not contribute to the accident.
In addition, Mr. Cecere contended, the defendant’s negligence had caused our client severe and irreversible injuries that resulted in a lifetime of challenges and limitations for him. In the end, the jury agreed, awarding the $9.3 million verdict to our client.
Find Out What Your Options Are
If you or someone you know are a victim of a motorcycle crash in Fort Lauderdale, you may feel overwhelmed by the denials of drivers, the delays from insurance companies, and the overall process of your recovery.
At Cecere Santana, PA, we understand this is a difficult time and we have the proven experience to get you the compensation you deserve and need to get back on your feet.
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