Left Turn Collisions
In a scenic state like Florida, which has thousands of miles of highways, motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation. Since they lack the same external infrastructure as most other motor vehicles, however, and since they may be difficult to see on the roadway, motorcyclists are at serious risk of suffering devastating injuries. According to a study from the National Technical Information Service, approximately three-quarters of all motorcycle crashes are a result of a collision with a car, truck, or some other vehicle. In two-thirds of those crashes, the accident is a result of another driver failing to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Naples motorcycle accident attorneys have provided diligent and knowledgeable legal counsel to victims in many areas of Florida and are prepared to do the same for you.Hold a Negligent Motorist Responsible for Injuries in a Left Turn Collision
When it comes to operating a motor vehicle, we each owe other people on the road a duty to drive with the same care and skill that a reasonable motorist would use. This takes into account any distinctive conditions that may be involved at the time. Some examples include severe weather, which is a common occurrence in Florida, as well as roadway hazards, such as overgrown shrubbery or uneven pavement. One of the most well-known rules of the road is the duty to yield the right-of-way to other motorists when appropriate. When crossing an intersection, it is important to ensure that the intersection is clear before proceeding. Many left turn collisions happen because motorists who are traveling straight through the intersection fail to notice a motorcycle turning left. Or, when they are turning left, they may fail to notice a motorcycle proceeding straight through. If an injured rider can show that a driver violated this law, or any other applicable law, at the time that the crash occurred, the driver probably will be deemed to have used an inadequate level of care.
In addition to proving that the other driver’s negligence was the cause of the left turn collision, the injured motorcyclist must offer evidence that supports the items of recovery that they are claiming in the lawsuit. Medical bills are the most common example of recoverable damages. In a left turn collision, the medical expenses may be quite high, with broken bones, brain injuries, and paralysis being all too common outcomes of these devastating crashes. Many victims are also required to miss substantial periods of work. Any missed wages or reduced earning capacity-related damages also may be recoverable from a negligent motorist. It is critical to keep diligent records of your injuries and expenses after being involved in a motor vehicle accident to ensure that you pursue the full amount of compensation that you deserve.Consult a Naples Attorney for Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accidents may involve distinctive considerations compared to other types of motor vehicle crashes. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our experience representing and counseling injured riders allows our Naples motorcycle accident lawyers to help you bring a strong case forward. We can assist with all aspects of the process, from gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies. We proudly serve people who need a motor vehicle collision attorney in Naples, Coral Springs, North Miami Beach, Tamarac, and other cities in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call us at one of our regional office locations: Miami-Dade at (305) 770-2131, Broward at (954) 247-4878, or Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.