If drivers are not paying attention, intoxicated, or driving recklessly in or around intersections, they can place other people in severe danger. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable in intersection collisions. Due to the smaller scale of motorcycles, other motorists may fail to see them in time or simply fail to yield the right of way. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Naples motorcycle accident attorneys understand how severe the injuries and damages can be for a rider who is struck in an intersection collision. We have assisted many victims with bringing a claim against a careless or reckless driver, and we are prepared to help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.Seeking Compensation for Injuries in an Intersection Collision
An injured motorcyclist can bring a negligence claim against the motorist responsible for causing his or her harm. According to Florida law, we each owe one another a duty of care to act with the same prudent attention that a reasonable driver would exercise when faced with the same set of facts. This standard includes compliance with any traffic rules and regulations.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle collisions are distracted driving, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated. According to Florida Statute section 316.192, reckless driving occurs when a driver operates a motor vehicle with a wanton or willful disregard for the safety of others. To establish this, the plaintiff must provide evidence showing that the defendant knew that his or her conduct would likely cause damage to others and that he or she should have been aware of the consequences. Florida Statute section 316.193, et seq. covers situations involving drunk driving. According to this law, motorists may not operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level greater than 0.08 percent. Doing so would be a breach of the duty of care.
After establishing negligence, the plaintiff must also prove that there is a causal link between the defendant’s lack of due care or recklessness and the harm that he or she sustained. Finally, to recover damages, the plaintiff must provide documentation supporting his or her costs and losses. There are several categories of damages that are potentially available to an injured motorcycle rider, including past and future medical care, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Florida also allows a plaintiff to seek punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious or reckless. This category of damages is designed to punish the defendant while dissuading others from engaging in similar conduct.Enlist an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Naples
If you or someone you love has been involved in an intersection collision, you may be entitled to compensation. The injuries that result from motorcycle accidents can be devastating or even fatal. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Naples motorcycle accident lawyers can provide you with the personalized, compassionate, and dedicated legal counsel that you deserve during this difficult time. We also serve victims in Coral Springs, Fort Myers, North Miami Beach, Tamarac, and other cities in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Contact us online or call us at one of our regional office locations to set up a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney. We can be reached in Broward County at (954) 247-4878, in Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or in Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.