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Last week, the Orlando Sentinel reported on an accident near International Drive that left a 30-year-old motorcyclist dead. With summertime fast approaching, Florida’s beautiful weather lures motorcyclists from around the country to come ride in the Sunshine State. With this in mind, we should all be more mindful of motorcycles on our roadways. Most accidents involving motorcycles occur as a result of negligence on the part of the other driver involved, who often fails to notice the motorcycle and impedes on their right-of-way. Florida Highway Patrol reported that the driver involved in the fatal accident last week did not see the motorcyclist, and pulled directly into his path. Sadly, this is all too often the case.
Almost every accident involving a motorcycle results in injuries, and since a bike affords less protection than a car, these injuries are often catastrophic. The laws governing motorcycle accidents are different than those involved in other auto accidents, and if you have been involved in an accident on your motorcycle you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to get a fair settlement of your claim. Serious injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident can result in missed time from work, and medical bills for such injuries can be extremely expensive. The attorneys at Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter have experience and expertise in getting the best compensation for motorcyclists who have been injured in a crash, or for the loved ones of bikers who have lost their lives in an accident. All legal claims are subject to statutes of limitation, and potentially other legal deadlines. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, please call Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter right away to discuss how we can help.
Everyone can contribute to minimizing the damage caused by motorcycle accidents by remaining alert on our roadways this summer. Do not drive distracted, do not text or check emails while driving, and always be on the lookout for motorcycles. Just a few seconds of a lapse in attention can result in horrible consequences, especially when a motorcycle is involved in an accident. Motorcyclists have rights, and they have families who suffer when these accidents occur. Be safe and aware on our Florida roads, and do your part to cut down on accidents like the fatal crash on International Drive last week.