Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can often cause severe injuries, and negligent motorists are often to blame. These injuries can lead to astronomical medical bills and other significant financial losses. If you find yourself in this horrible situation, an attorney with The Eberst Law Firm is standing by to help. Read on to learn about the common causes of motorcycle accidents. When you choose our firm, you’ll work with a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer who will fight aggressively to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Please contact us online as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation or call us at 1-888-CALL-JON. Causes of Motorcycle Accidents: Speeding or Aggressive Driving Speeding drivers can cause motorcycle accidents because they may not be able to see the motorcycle rider, may not be able to react in time to avoid a collision, or may not be able to navigate the motorcycle safely. Additionally, a speeding driver is more likely to lose control of their vehicle, which can increase the risk of an accident. When motorists drive too fast, they may not be able to anticipate the sudden movements of a motorcycle rider, which can cause them to make sudden lane changes or turns, resulting...

Damages in a Florida Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless motorist or someone else, you’re probably weighing your legal options. During your research, you’ve no doubt come across the legal term “damages”. Here’s information on what damages are in a Florida motorcycle accident. And how the different types of damages may have an impact on your case. The Eberst Law Firm has a team of attorneys who have helped motorcycle accident injury victims for years. We know all about the complexities that can be a part of these kinds of cases. And we know how to navigate them. Our team will keep you fully informed throughout the entire process. And we’ll work hard to help you obtain maximum compensation. You can give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON to schedule a free review of your case, or you can contact us online. Explaining Damages in a Florida Motorcycle Accident Anytime someone is harmed in a personal injury accident, such as a Florida motorcycle accident, they’re going to experience losses, known as “damages” in legal terms. Florida law allows injury victims to recover damages from their motorcycle accident through a personal injury claim. The harm a motorcycle accident causes is not just physical. A Florida...

I Can’t Afford Medical Bills After a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents often lead to riders suffering severe injuries, since they’re so vulnerable. Even a seemingly minor bump from a car or truck can cause a motorcyclist to lose control, and suffer severe injuries as a result. When this happens, their medical bills start to pile up, making many riders wonder how they’ll ever be able to pay those expenses, even with motorcycle insurance. The motorcycle accident attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm are ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the suffering you’ve endured. If someone else is to blame for your accident, we will do everything we can to help you get every penny you have coming. You might still be in the process of looking for legal representation. But we can promise you that no other firm will work more passionately on your behalf. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how we may be able to help, give us a call at 1-888-CALL-JON or contact us online. Estimated Medical Debt for Those Involved in a Motorcycle Accident Having to deal with the pain of a severe injury is bad enough. Compounding the problem is the stress that can result due to an ever-increasing mountain of medical expenses....

6 Most Common Injuries Caused by Florida Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are more prone to suffering severe injuries in accidents because they’re so exposed. Riders obviously don’t have the same level of protection as drivers, so they’re at a higher risk. When an accident does happen, the injuries will typically be very serious. As a result, riders will usually be entitled to a substantial amount of money when an accident isn’t their fault. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re going to need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as you can. The stakes are likely going to be very high. So you need the help of a legal representative with the skill it takes to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. The attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm have that skill. We have a great deal of experience in this area of the law, as well as a long track record of success. Our attorneys know how to uncover the evidence it takes to make our clients’ cases as strong as possible. We also pride ourselves on communication, making sure our clients stay completely informed through every stage of the legal process. The following is a brief look at some of the more common injuries that motorcycle riders suffer...

6 Types of Evidence for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

Motorcycle accidents are all-too common occurrences in Florida. Since the weather is so beautiful, so often in our state, riders love to get out and enjoy it. Unfortunately, these awesome rides can sometimes be marred by collisions that can lead to severe injuries – and worse. If this has happened to you, gathering strong evidence will be your best chance of obtaining compensation. The Eberst Law Firm has a team of skilled attorneys with years of experience helping motorcycle accident victims get the money they deserve. Put that knowledge to work for you by scheduling a free consultation. You can call 1-888-CALL-JON, or you can contact us online to get in touch. Whether the cause of the accident was a distracted driver, poor road conditions, or anything else, there are several types of evidence that could greatly strengthen your case. Here are just a few examples. 1. The Police Report This can be one of the most powerful pieces of evidence in your motorcycle accident case. Whenever a motorcycle accident occurs, that will typically result in an injury. When that happens, a police officer will go to the scene of the accident to begin an investigation. If one has not yet arrived, call 911 and a law enforcement officer will be...

The Process of a Motorcycle Accident Claim from Start to Finish

[caption id="attachment_2719" align="alignnone" width="900"] Being on a motorcycle comes with some inherent risks. Riders love the feeling of freedom on the open road, but they know they’ll also be in more danger than the occupants of four-wheel vehicles should an accident occur. Unfortunately, motorcyclists often face steep challenges when they try to obtain compensation for their injuries when a negligent motorist causes a wreck.[/caption] That’s why it will be so important that you find an attorney who knows how to defeat those challenges. The Eberst Law Firm has a team of skilled legal representatives who have an extensive track record of helping bikers get the money they deserve. If you’ve been involved in an accident on your motorcycle that was someone else’s fault, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can schedule a free case review by using our online form or by calling 888-CALL-JON. What to do Immediately Following Your Motorcycle Accident Any kind of vehicular accident will obviously cause a lot of stress. It can also result in a great deal of confusion, as well as a lot of pain. You may be dazed, and not know what to do. But it will be extremely important to keep your head, as difficult as it...

6 Motorcycle Accident Statistics You Should Know

While riders know how thrilling a motorcycle can be, the unfortunate truth is that accidents happen all too frequently. Whether you’re new to motorcycles, or you’re a seasoned veteran who has been on a bike for years, you should have a good grasp of the laws governing motorcycle use so that you can stay as safe as possible. If you’re a rider and you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s negligence, The Eberst Law Firm has a team of skilled attorneys who will work to help you obtain the money you deserve. You can give us a call at 888-CALL-JON or contact us online for a free consultation. Here are a few statistics we feel that every motorcycle rider should know. Hopefully, you’ll use this information to take the steps needed to make you safer the next time you get on your bike. 1. About 70% of Riders Wear a Helmet Florida law states that riders over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet. While you may be within the law, riding without head protection simply isn’t a good idea. The good news is that nationwide, about 70% of riders wore a helmet in 2020. That’s slightly down from 71% the years before. Helmets that comply...

5 Things You Should Know About Filing a Motorcycle Accident Case

A motorcycle accident, just like any sort of vehicular accident, can have life-altering consequences, for not only the rider but everyone else involved. While other types of accidents can be complex, a motorcycle wreck can be even harder to navigate. Inherent biases against riders, as well as many other factors, can make it extremely difficult for a rider to obtain fair compensation. At The Eberst Law Firm, we know how to handle those complexities. Our attorneys have years of experience helping motorcycle riders get the money they deserve for injuries suffered in accidents that were no fault of their own. If you would like to learn more, or you’ve been hurt and you need legal representation, schedule a free case review by contacting us online or calling 888-CALL-JON as soon as you can. Here are five critically important considerations to keep in mind if you’re in the process of filing an insurance claim as the result of a motorcycle accident. 1. Motorcyclists in Florida Aren’t Required by Law to Wear Helmets You might be surprised to know this if you’re a new rider, but if you’re 21 or older you’re not required to wear a helmet while on your motorcycle in the state of Florida. However, with...

A Guide to Motorcycle Laws in Florida

[caption id="attachment_2803" align="alignnone" width="900"] Bonita Beach, Florida, USA - November 16, 2020: Motorcycle along the side of a highway bridge of Bonita Beach causeway over Estero Bay in Bonita Springs, Florida.[/caption] If you ride, you have as much an obligation to know about motorcycle laws in Florida as you do when you’re behind the wheel of a car, truck or SUV. These laws are in effect to help ensure your safety, as well as all others who are sharing the road with you. But these laws may be able to help you as well if you’re ever injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence. The attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm have helped motorcycle accident victims obtain a substantial amount of compensation, and we may be able to do the same for you. Get in touch with us online or give us a call at 888-CALL-JON for a free case review. Here’s a brief overview of some of the more important aspects of Florida’s motorcycle laws, and information on why you should get the help of an experienced attorney if you’re hurt in an accident. What are Florida’s Motorcycle Laws? As you might expect, there are a lot of laws that govern the use of...

Factors That Influence Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident you believe occurred through no fault of your own, it’s only natural to wonder how much compensation you may be able to receive for the damages you’ve incurred. There are not only a lot of different ways in which an accident can take place. There are also a lot of factors that will go into determining how much money you may be entitled to. This is a very complex area of the law, one that requires the help of an attorney who knows how to represent motorcycle riders. At The Eberst Law Firm, we have a team of attorneys with a great deal of experience representing motorcyclists. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your rights are represented at all times, and also to make sure those responsible for your suffering are held accountable. If you would like a free consultation, please contact us online or give us a call at 888-CALL-JON as soon as you can. We’ll listen to the details of your case, and let you know how we may be able to help. Motorcycle Bias and How it Could Affect Your Case Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformed bias when it comes to motorcyclists....

Negligent Motorcycle Behavior Can Cause Serious Car Accidents

[caption id="attachment_2837" align="alignnone" width="900"] Moscow, Russia - 12 Jul 2020: Moto rider making a stunt on his motorbike. Stunt motorcycle rider performing motorcycle show. Motorcyclist making doing a difficult and dangerous stunt on his motorbike[/caption] If you drive a car on a regular basis, you’ve no doubt been told time and time again how you need to watch out for motorcyclists, because they have just as much right to the road as you. While that is true, there are plenty of instances where motorcyclists don’t extend the same courtesy – leading to serious accidents as a result. The experienced attorneys with The Eberst Law Firm may be able to help if you or a loved one was injured or killed due to the negligence of a motorcycle rider. Get a free case review by calling 888-CALL-JON or using our online form. Dangerous Behavior by Motorcycle Riders Florida ranks first in the dubious category of most motorcycle accidents in the country. But not all of those accidents are due to careless drivers of four-wheeled vehicles. Here are some of the more common causes of accidents caused by negligent motorcyclists. Driving Under the Influence Just like motorists, motorcyclists can cause accidents by operating their bikes under the influence of...

5 Reasons Not to Skimp on Motorcycle Insurance in Florida

Many people often choose to purchase the least expansion insurance out there. This oftentimes means they’re getting the least amount of coverage available in their state. In Florida, you can opt-out of bodily injury coverage and more, leaving you with really bare-bones coverage. Florida is ranked six out of 10 for motorcycle accident fatalities. With Florida being one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists, this isn’t a great idea. There are thousands of deaths because of motorcycle accidents each year, with 516 deaths occurring in Florida in 2021. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) states that motorcyclists are 35 times more at risk for a fatal accident than other drivers of motor vehicles, specifically passenger vehicles. Because motorcyclists are at high risk of injury or death, it’s important to ensure that you have good insurance coverage that can protect you in the unfortunate circumstance that you are involved in an accident. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t skimp on motorcycle insurance in Florida. Reason #1: Medical Expenses Add Up Quickly When you get into any kind of accident that requires medical treatment, those bills can add up quickly. Medical treatment can cost you tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And while your insurance...