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One Motorcyclist Dead, One Man Critically Injured in Florida Highway Accident

Riding a motorcycle can be a fun and thrilling experience but it is also very dangerous no matter how careful a rider is. Have you suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident? If so, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our Miami motorcycle accident attorneys have an advantage, due to our experience, when it comes to Florida personal injury claims. We will work diligently on your behalf to help you obtain the compensation you need on your road to recovery.

Eastbound lanes on Interstate 4 were shut down earlier this week following a deadly collision involving two cars and two motorcycles. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), an accident between two cars caused the drivers to change lanes and crash with the two motorcycles. Law enforcement stated that both motorcylists were thrown from their bikes as a result of the crash. One of the motorcyclists, a woman, died on the spot. The other, a man, was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. FHP says that charges are pending against the driver that caused the wreck. The lanes reopened almost eight hours later.

Suing After a Motorcycle Accident

Even though motorcycles are entitled to use the road just like any other motorists, they are often ignored or not taken into consideration by other drivers. Bikers who are injured as a result of other motorists’ actions can likely sue the at-fault party for negligence. All motorists owe others on the road a duty of care, which includes following the rules of the road and driving in a reasonably safe manner to prevent foreseeable harm. Negligence takes place when a motorist breaches the duty of care and that breach is the direct and proximate cause of an accident, that motorist will likely be liable for any resulting harm. It is important to note that before a plaintiff can recover any damages, he or she is required to establish negligence.

Recovering Damages for Injuries After a Motorcycle Crash

Victims of motorcycle accidents may be able to recover a variety of damages under Florida law. A motorcyclist may seek compensatory damages, which include economic damages like medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. A plaintiff may also seek non-economic damages which compensate a plaintiff for intangible losses such as pain and suffering, disfigurement or loss of enjoyment of life. Every case is different and, thus, the exact amount of compensation a plaintiff will be entitled to will vary depending on the nature and extent of the harm suffered.

Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorney

It only takes a split second for a motorist to strike a motorcycle and cause a life-changing crash. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our reputable Miami motorcycle accident attorneys are committed to holding the negligent party responsible and getting you the damages you deserve for your harm. We provide legal representation to clients across South Florida. Contact us today for your free consultation. You can call us at 1-877-499-HURT (4878) or contact us online.

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