Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Our Experienced Orlando Injury Lawyers Can Help

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Our Experienced Orlando Injury Lawyers Can Help
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Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Our Experienced Orlando Injury Lawyers Can Help

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Our Experienced Orlando Injury Lawyers Can HelpAn Orlando motorcycle accident can cause lasting physical and emotional scars as well as be the source of far-reaching financial implications for both the victim and the victim’s family. While nothing can turn the clock back and prevent a motorcycle accident from occurring, it does help to know that an injured victim has a legal right to pursue compensation from all parties at fault for the injuries suffered in the collision.

Navigating the aftermath of an Orlando motorcycle crash can be downright overwhelming for an injured victim. Instead of being able to concentrate exclusively on healing, victims often spend a significant percentage of their time attempting to understand and maneuver within an unfamiliar healthcare system, leaving little time and resources for navigating an equally unfamiliar legal system. Instead of going it alone, let an experienced Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer at Malik Law help you pursue justice. Contact the team at Malik Law today by calling 407-500-1000 to find out how we can help ensure that you are fully compensated for all your motorcycle accident injuries.

What Are Some Common Contributing Factors in an Orlando Motorcycle Accident?

Anyone who rides will tell you that there is no equivalent to the feeling of freedom you get on a motorcycle. The harsh reality, however, is that the feeling of freedom comes at a cost. The wind on your face is possible because a motorcycle lacks the safety features provided by a passenger vehicle, making it almost 30 times more likely to be killed in a collision than your counterpart in a passenger vehicle. Over 500 collisions involved a motorcycle in Orange County, causing 466 injuries and 20 deaths in 2023. Among the common contributing factors in an Orlando motorcycle accident are:

  • Inexperienced Drivers: Florida law requires the completion of a safety course to legally operate a motorcycle on the state’s roadways; however, 30 percent of all fatal motorcycle collisions still involve unlicensed riders.
  • Impaired Driving: Motorcyclists are disproportionately represented in impaired driving crashes with more than 40 percent of all single-vehicle collisions involving an impaired driver.
  • Speed: Year after year, speed continues to be a contributing factor in one out of three motor vehicle collisions.
  • Road Conditions: Unlike their four-wheeled counterparts, motorcycles are susceptible to minor defects in the roadway, wet pavement, debris, and other obstructions that can lead to a crash.
  • Lack of Awareness: Despite efforts to make motorists aware of the presence of motorcycles, drivers consistently admit that they failed to notice a motorcyclist on the roadway just prior to a collision.

What Steps Should I Take Following an Orlando Motorcycle Accident?

Knowing what steps to take following an Orlando motorcycle accident is often the key to a full physical, emotional, and financial recovery. If you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, take these steps:

  1. Notify the police. Always contact the appropriate law enforcement agency as soon as possible. Make sure that a report is filed and that you request a copy. The report should include names and contact information for the involved parties and witnesses.
  2. Submit to a medical evaluation. Go directly to the nearest hospital for a thorough medical evaluation to make sure you did not suffer serious, life-threatening, injuries that may not present with obvious symptoms for hours, even days, after the crash.
  3. Document the collision and your treatment. If possible, take photos of the vehicles involved and the scene of the accident. Also, document injuries by taking photos, compiling medical bills and diagnoses, and keeping a pain diary if applicable.
  4. Talk to an experienced Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer. You may be contacted by an insurance adjuster for the at-fault party soon after the accident. Do not speak to that adjuster (or to anyone else) about the accident. Instead, consult with an experienced Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer to make sure your rights are protected and to learn about your legal options.

Does Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law Apply to an Orlando Motorcycle Accident?

Florida’s “no-fault” insurance law requires drivers to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage which can be accessed if the driver is injured in an accident without the need to prove fault on anyone’s part. Florida’s no-fault law, however, does not apply to motorcycles. If you were injured or lost a loved one in an Orlando motorcycle accident, your legal recourse lies in a traditional negligence-based personal injury lawsuit.

Am I Entitled to Compensation for My Orlando Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

If you were injured in an Orlando motorcycle accident and another party (or parties) caused or contributed to the collision, you may be entitled to compensation in the form of economic and non-economic damages from that party.

Economic damages are intended to compensate you for the direct expenses related to the accident, such as medical and hospital bills, the cost to repair or replace your motorcycle, and lost wages or income. Non-economic damages are intended to compensate you for the indirect costs of the accident, including things like pain, suffering, mental anguish, scarring, and disfigurement.

If you lost a loved one in a fatal Orlando motorcycle accident, you may be eligible for compensation in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit, including the value of lost future earnings, support, and services, as well as the loss of companionship, guidance, and protection.

Get Help from an Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you were injured in an Orlando motorcycle accident, or a loved one was killed in one, you may be entitled to compensation for your physical and psychological injuries as well as the financial hardship you have endured. To secure the compensation to which you are entitled, you need an experienced Orlando motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. At Malik Law, P.A. we understand what you are going through, and we are committed to identifying and pursuing the at-fault party (or parties) and to helping you heal completely. Let us put our extensive experience and considerable resources to work for you to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries or loss. If you were injured in an Orlando motorcycle accident, we can help. Call us at 407-500-1000 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando motorcycle accident attorneys will explain your rights to you and discuss your legal options at no cost.

Imran Malik
Imran Malik
Imran Malik, rated AV® Preeminent, by Martindale-Hubbell, is the founding member of Malik Law P.A. An AV® Rating signifies that a lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence. He has practiced law for a number of years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity by fellow attorneys in his area of practice. Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest and most trusted lawyer information service in America.