According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are over 8.4 million motorcycles across the nation. Because of its warm weather and sunshine, a large majority of those motorcycles are on the road in Florida. That makes Florida one of the deadliest states for motorcycle accidents. Being in such a high risk environment for motorcycles means it is important to know an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.
To make matters worse, Florida is one of the few states in the nation that has repealed its mandatory helmet law. By wearing a helmet a motorcyclist reduces the chance of death in an accident by 40%. However, just because a motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet, does not mean they were at fault when struck by a car.
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be overwhelmed by the many decisions you have to make:
When you have Teresa P. Williams represent you, she will help you seek damages after your motorcycle accident. Teresa will gather the evidence necessary to establish the at-fault party’s negligence. Then, she will contact the insurance companies to negotiate a settlement.
If you have been in an accident, observing and gathering the details of the crash at the scene can strengthen your case. If you have been seriously injured, you may not be able to take photos and that is where a dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer can prove their worth. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident while riding a motorcycle, contact the experienced personal injury legal team at the Law Offices of Teresa P. Williams, P.A. to protect your rights and help you navigate your case. Call the office at (727) 796-2706 or contact us online.
Teresa P. Williams is a Clearwater personal injury lawyer that has practiced law in Florida for nearly 20 years. She devotes herself and her practice to help those suffering from personal injury. You can depend on her experience to get you the compensation and closure that you need.
Her team stays current on the newest laws and legislation by attending seminars and researching practice-related topics. Florida’s motorcycle laws differ from standard vehicles’, so contact her team to get the necessary information. They know how to get you compensated for your injuries, including medical bills and lost wages.