Florida motorcyclists face unique challenges on the road. Bikers can be hard to spot by other drivers, especially at night. They can easily get lost in blind spots. Rough roads, bumps, railroad tracks, sharp curves, and potholes can prove deadly. Of even more concern is that accidents which may otherwise be minor for those driving cars and trucks could be disastrous for motorcyclists, whose bikes offer much less protection and fewer safety features than other vehicles.
The result, not surprisingly, is that motorcycle crash rates in Florida have doubled in the last decade, according to the Florida Crash Record Database. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida leads the nation in motorcycle fatalities.
The Law Firm of Johnson & Gilbert recognizes the dangers that motorcyclists face on the roads and understand that in most cases, bikers are not at fault for their motorcycle wrecks. Bikers are often stereotyped as dangerous drivers who take risks and speed, but the truth is that more often, cars and trucks are not aware of how to share the road or are not on the lookout for motorcyclists. At Johnson & Gilbert, we will work with you to piece together the particulars of your accident and to build your case. Motorcycle accident injuries can be expensive, debilitating, and have long-term consequences - we are dedicated to securing the compensation you both need and deserve to return your life to normalcy.
Recently, there have been serious motorcycle accidents across the state:
- Motorcylist died in Holly Hill after rear-ended by drunk driver
- An Arcadia motorcyclist was killed in a head-on hit-and-run accident in Manatee County on SR 70.
- Rough roads caused a Clermont, FL, man to crash his motorcycle in Davenport on US 27 - he was thrown from his bike and died on the scene.
- In Lakeland, FL, an SUV did not see an approaching motorcycle when turning on to Sanders Road. The biker died while both SUV occupants received serious injuries.
- Two men were critically injured when their motorcycles collided in Tampa, Florida on US 41.
It is often difficult to know who was at fault in a motorcycle accident, but don't let that deter you from understanding and exploring your case. Located in Ormond Beach, Florida, and serving the greater Central and North Florida area, we strive to have all accident victims understand their case and assist them in determining whether to move their case forward legally. We firmly believe that each situation and client is unique and requires different solutions - we do not rush our clients through an identical process. Rather, we strive to find the correct outcome for each individual client and take the time to explain this to our clients so they understand each step of their case.
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Consult with a personal injury lawyer before deciding whether you need legal assistance. Do not continue to stare at your shoebox full of medical bills or discontinue your physical therapy due to the cost without speaking to a motorcycle accident personal injury lawyer. At the very least, you can sleep soundly knowing that you explored your options. If warranted, let us help make the negligent party responsible for their actions and assist you in obtaining the financial and medical care you are entitled to.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the state of Florida, call us today toll free at 1-(800) 556-8890 or fill out the form on this page for a free consultation. We can help you to understand the legal aspects of your case and create a plan of action based on the particular facts of your accident. At Johnson & Gilbert, P.A., both our attorneys and staff are committed to doing what is best for our clients. If we are unable to assist you or a loved one for any reason, we will try to help you find another qualified and trustworthy attorney who can.
Johnson & Gilbert, PA, is located in Ormond Beach and serves the following Florida counties, cities, and towns:
In Volusia County: Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Deland, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Enterprise, Allandale, Daytona Beach Shores, DeBary, Deleon Springs, Deltona Lakes, Glenwood, Lake Helen, Ormond by the Sea, Pierson, Ponce Inlet, Wilbur by the Sea. In Flagler County: Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell, Marineland, Beverly Beach. In Putnam County: Palatka, Interlachen, Crescent City, East Palatka, Florahome, Pomona Park, San Mateo, Satsuma. In Seminole County: Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Winter Springs, Casselberry, Forest City, Heathrow, Lake Mary, Lake Monroe, Oviedo. In Lake County: Astor, Fruitland Park, Grand Island, Groveland, Howey-in-the-Hills, Lady Lake, Lake Jem, Leesburg, Mascotte, Minneola, Monteverde, Mt. Dora, Mt. Plymouth, Paisley, Sorento, Tavares, The Villages, Umatilla, Yalaha. In Orange County: Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altoona, Apopka, Bay Lake, Christmas, Eatonville, Edgewood, Goldenrod, Gotha, Lake Buena Vista, McCoy AFB, Oakland, Ocoee, Plymouth, Tangerine, Windermere, Winter Garden, Zellwood. In St Johns County: St. Augustine, Elkton, Hasting, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine Beach. In Brevard County: Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Mims, Cape Canaveral, Eau Gallie, Grant, Indian Harbour Beach, Indian River City, Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Bay, Patrick AFB, Rockledge, Scottsmoor, Sharpes, West Melbourne. In Osceola County: Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration. In Polk County: Auburndale, Avon Park, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Eaton Park, Fedhaven, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Homeland, Indian Lakes Estate, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Mulberry, Nichols, Nocatee, Polk City, Waverly, Winter Haven In Duval County: Jacksonville, Arlington, Atlantic Beach, Cecil Field, Ft. George, Harbor Oaks, Jacksonville Beach, Mandarin, Neptune Beach, South Jacksonville. In Marion County: Ocala, Anthony, Belleview, Candler, Citra, Dunnellon, Ft. McCoy, Lowell, McIntosh, Ocklawaha, Orange Lake, Orange Springs, Salt Springs, Silver Springs, Sparr, Summerfield, Weirsdale. In Alachua County: Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Earleton, Hawthorne, High Springs, La Crosse, Melrose, Newberry, Waldo.