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Helping Injured Bikers in Volusia County

Motorcycle accidents are often devastating for the riders involved. Even when they are wearing helmets and other protective gear, motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of suffering severe injuries and death in collisions with other vehicles. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Orange City or within the surrounding area, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

At Politis & Matovina, P.A., our Orange City motorcycle accident lawyers have been serving the injured since 1993. We understand the unique challenges that motorcyclists face on the road, and we know how to fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. Our team is prepared to help you navigate the legal process and work to secure the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call (386) 333-6613 or contact us online today to request a free, no-obligation consultation with our motorcycle accident attorneys in Orange City.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Orange City?

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In many cases, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of another motorist. When this is the case, the injured motorcyclist can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and seek compensation for their damages.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Orange City include:

  • Distracted driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road, they are more likely to collide with motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users.
  • Drunk driving: Alcohol and/or drug impairment can significantly impact a driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, leading to serious accidents.
  • Speeding: When drivers exceed the speed limit, they have less time to react to hazards and are more likely to cause accidents.
  • Reckless driving: This includes aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and running red lights.
  • Failure to yield: When drivers fail to yield the right of way to motorcyclists, they can cause serious accidents.
  • Unsafe lane changes: When drivers fail to check their blind spots or use their turn signals, they can collide with motorcyclists in adjacent lanes.
  • Left-turn accidents: These accidents occur when drivers making left-hand turns collide with motorcyclists who are going straight through an intersection.
  • Defective motorcycle parts: In some cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by defective parts, such as tires, brakes, or steering columns.

These are just a few examples of the many factors that can contribute to motorcycle accidents in Orange City. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys can help you determine the cause of the crash and who is liable for your damages.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of suffering severe injuries in accidents than those in passenger vehicles. Even when they are wearing helmets and other protective gear, motorcyclists are still highly vulnerable to serious harm. In many cases, these injuries are life-altering and/or fatal.

Some of the most common injuries suffered by motorcyclists in accidents include:

  • Road rash: When a motorcyclist is thrown from their bike, they can suffer severe abrasions, known as road rash. This can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.
  • Broken bones: Motorcyclists often suffer broken bones in accidents, particularly in their arms, legs, and wrists.
  • Soft tissue injuries: This includes sprains, strains, and tears in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Internal organ damage: Motorcyclists can suffer internal bleeding and damage to their organs in accidents.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Damage to the spinal cord can cause partial or complete paralysis.
  • Head and brain injuries: Even when motorcyclists are wearing helmets, they can still suffer severe head and brain injuries in accidents.
  • Crush injuries: When a motorcycle falls on top of a rider, they can suffer severe crush injuries.
  • Amputations: In some cases, motorcyclists suffer such severe injuries that they require amputations.
  • Death: Motorcycle accidents are often fatal. When a motorcyclist is killed in a crash, their loved ones can file a wrongful death claim.

These are just a few examples of the many injuries that motorcyclists can suffer in accidents. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you seek medical attention right away, even if you do not think you were seriously hurt. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), may not be immediately apparent. Additionally, seeking medical attention right away can help to establish a link between the accident and your injuries, which can be important if you decide to file a personal injury claim.

Who is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents are often caused by the negligence of other motorists. When this is the case, the injured motorcyclist can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and seek compensation for their damages.

To have a valid motorcycle accident claim, you must be able to prove the following elements:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
  • The at-fault party breached this duty of care
  • The at-fault party's breach of duty caused the accident
  • You suffered damages as a result of the accident

Motorcycle accident claims are a type of personal injury claim. As such, they are subject to Florida's personal injury statute of limitations. In most cases, you have four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you do not file a claim within this time frame, you will likely be barred from recovering compensation for your damages.

However, if the motorcycle accident resulted in the death of a loved one, you have two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death claim. If you are filing a claim against a government entity, such as a city or county, you will have to file a notice of claim within three years of the accident.

How Our Orange City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

Motorcycle accident claims can be complex. In many cases, the insurance company will try to deny your claim or reduce your recovery. At Politis & Matovina, P.A., our Orange City motorcycle accident attorneys can help you fight for full, fair damages.

When you choose our firm, we will:

  • Investigate the accident: We will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine its cause and who is liable for your damages. This may involve reviewing the police report, interviewing witnesses, and working with accident reconstruction experts.
  • Handle all communication with the insurance company: We will handle all communication with the insurance company and fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial.
  • Calculate the full extent of your damages: We will work with experts to calculate the full extent of your damages, including your current and future medical expenses, lost income, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Negotiate for you: We will negotiate aggressively for you and fight for the best possible settlement. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and are prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Our Orange City motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to providing you with the personalized, one-on-one attention you deserve. We will take the time to understand your unique situation and goals, and we will work to develop a legal strategy that is tailored to your needs.

Contact us today at (386) 333-6613 to let our firm fight for you while you make the best possible recovery from injury.

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