Biker Collision & Road Rash Pursuing the Compensation You Deserve Motorcycle riders are often vulnerable to the most serious injuries on the road. Even when wearing a helmet, victims often suffer permanent, lasting injuries and sometimes fatal injuries. If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you can take action to protect your rights and preserve your claims. At Oldham & Smith, we offer experienced advocacy and sound counsel to the victims and families of motorcycle accidents. Call us at 1 (800) 887-5895 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Florida – Leading the Country in Motorcycle Accidents and Deaths A study showed that in 2015 there were 606 motorcycle-related deaths in Florida alone. That study showed that almost 1 in every 5 vehicle deaths in Florida were motorcyclists, even though they only make up 3% of the registered vehicles in the state. That number increased by almost 30% in just one year and continues to climb. One of the reasons for this rise is due to the huge events held in Daytona Beach every year. Spring Break and Bike Week bring in thousands of motorcyclists from all over the state, and every part of the country. All of these motorcyclists congregate in Daytona and have to share the road with thousands of other vehicles also trying to attend the events. Combined with the fact that drunk driving is more rampant during these festivals, the variables for a very dangerous equation are set into motion. If you decide to attend one of these events you must be aware of your surroundings at all times, and make sure you are doing everything to keep yourself and other bikers safe to avoid tragedy. Accidents on Harley Davidson Motorcycles At events like Bike Week in Daytona, Harley Davidson motorcycles–and cruisers in general– are incredibly popular, and you will see hundreds of them in the area. Because of the different riding style and posture on Harleys, different types of collisions and injuries can occur compared to sports bikes, and the risk of death can be higher in certain situations. In addition, because of their popularity during Bike Week, there is also an increased chance of these kinds of bikes getting into accidents with so many of them sharing the road at once. If the worst happens and a loved one is killed in a negligent accident, the family and any financial dependants are protected and owed recompense for their loss under the Florida Wrongful Death Act. Our team is full of experts on wrongful death cases and will make sure that you and your family is compensated for the loss of your loved one. Experienced motorcycle accident litigation and trial attorneys Our priority is getting you the compensation you deserve. Motorcycle accident cases can be challenging, however, as injuries are usually severe and juries can be less sympathetic to motorcyclists than to other accident victims. As your attorneys, we will aggressively defend your interests, seeking to maximize compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, long-term care needs, or the wrongful death of a loved one. Our motorcycle accident attorneys know that this is a difficult time. Let us take on the burden of pursuing your legal case while you focus on healing from your injuries and moving forward with your life. Our attorneys are experienced in claims involving: Motorcycle crashes, solo or involving other vehicles Wrongful death involving a motorcycle crash The Florida helmet law Negligent entrustment Biker road rash and broken bones Head and neck injuries Brain and spinal cord injuries Pedestrian or bicycle / motorcycle collisions Restaurant and bar owner’s “dram shop” cases (when the motorcyclist was served alcohol before the motorcycle accident) Railroad crossings Collisions involving city, county or state vehicles Construction zone accidents Daytona Bike Week accidents involving Florida or out-of-state motorcyclists Biketoberfest accidents involving Florida or out-of-state motorcyclists Accidents on I-75, I-95, I-4, and the Florida Turnpike Protect your rights against insurance companies who limit your recovery Beware of insurance carriers and adjusters who make an early settlement offer and expect you to sign it right away. Usually, your claim will be undervalued and fail to account for the full extent of your injuries and losses. Our attorneys urge you not to agree to any such settlement before consulting with us. We will watch out for your interests, not those of the insurance company. It is their job to deny or minimize claims. It is our job to make sure you are rightfully compensated for the full extent of your losses. Free Consultation We do not charge an attorney fee for an initial consultation with you about your motorcycle accident injury case. We also cover all expenses until the end of a case, when we are paid a portion of the funds recovered. If we are unable to recover compensation for you, you do not owe us a fee. To speak directly with an attorney, please call 1 (800) 887-5895 or contact us by email to discuss your case. We offer a trusted reputation and a solid record of results. Serving all areas of Florida and Georgia.