Coral Springs Limited Visibility Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle at night can create visibility issues. However, there are also a number of other factors that can affect how well motorcyclists can see – and be seen. Bad weather, distracted driving, and poor road design in Coral Springs and Florida all contribute to visibility-related motorcycle crashes each year.
As personal injury lawyers, the team at Flaxman Law Group know that roadway accidents often occur because motorists simply don’t pay attention and fail to take due care. In many cases, especially, drivers of other vehicles will ignore motorcyclists or will fail to see them. In these cases, it is important for motorcyclists to fight back by seeking fair compensation for their injuries as well as justice. In some cases, there are criminal charges laid against the reckless driver. However, even if this does not happen, the motorcyclist may be able to file a civil claim against the at-fault driver in order to seek recovery for their injuries. To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group today.How Can Motorcyclists Avoid Motorcycle Crashes in Coral Springs and Their Communities?
Riders can make themselves more visible to other drivers by:
- Wearing reflective or light-colored clothing
- Applying reflective surfaces to their motorcycle
- Using high-quality headlights and tail lights in low lighting conditions
- Making eye contact with drivers to ensure that they are aware
- Wearing a helmet that encourages maximum visibility
- Maintaining the motorcycles so that lights, headlights, and other systems work correctly
- Only driving when sober, awake, and alert
- Driving defensively and not assuming the other drivers are focused on the roads
Even with all of these precautions, however, it is possible to be in a low visibility collision if other motorists are not alert and careful. In these cases, a motorcyclist may be able to file a legal claim since in many cases poor visibility accidents are preventable.Should You File a Claim After Your Motor Vehicle Collision?
If you have been injured, seeking compensation can help you seek reimbursement for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future expected income loss and medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Incidental costs
After a serious motorcycle accident, you may be surprised at how much your costs add up. Medical expenses, even if you have medical coverage, can be substantial. You may need to pay for medical deductibles and some costs may not be covered by your medical plan. You may even find that your insurance premiums go up or that you end up needing medical care for many months after your collision. In addition to these expenses, you may be unable to work in order to bring in money. Incidental expenses, such as adding a ramp to your home if your accident has left you in a wheelchair or paying for taxis to visit your doctor, can easily add up.
Flaxman Law Group encourages you to contact our law offices to explore whether we can assist you with a legal claim. If you have been injured, we can offer a free consultation so that you can review your concerns and questions with a personal injury attorney. Contact our law firm today for your free appointment.