A September 19, 2018, accident that took the life of a West Palm Beach man highlights the dangers facing motorcycle riders on Florida streets and highways. The man was only two miles from his home when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck the median of Congress Avenue after crossing three lanes of traffic. He was thrown clear of his motorcycle but hit a pole, resulting in catastrophic injuries that led to his death.
Added Risks on the Road for Motorcyclists
Because motorcycles lack the shielding provided by cars and trucks, even minor motorcycle accidents can cause much more serious injuries to riders and operators. Statistics collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that motorcyclists are killed 28 times more often than drivers and passengers in passenger cars. Wearing a helmet and taking a course in safe motorcycle operation can provide a measure of protection for motorcyclists operating these vehicles in our area.
Steps to Take After an Accident
Your first step after a motorcycle accident should be to ensure that no one is seriously injured. If you or someone else has taken a blow to the head or neck, it is important to remain as still as possible to avoid injuring this delicate part of your body. In other cases, however, moving people and vehicles off the roadway can be a practical way to prevent further injuries. Be sure to call the police to ensure that a report is filed of the incident. This can help you to collect fair compensation from your insurer or the other party to the collision.
Finding the Right Legal Representation
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the best legal help to recover medical expenses and compensation for property damage and pain and suffering. Working with a qualified and experienced Lake Worth personal injury attorney can help you to obtain fair compensation and to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their negligent actions on the road.
Lake Worth Motorcycle Accident Attorney Michael S. Elstein
If you need the services of an experienced Lake Worth motorcycle accident attorney, the Elstein Law Firm can provide you with assertive and effective representation for your case both in court and in negotiations with insurers and other parties. We work with you to help you find your path to justice. Call us today at 561-422-9888 to set up a free consultation with our attorneys. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you.