Motorcycle Crashes Near Driveways

Motor Vehicle Collision Attorneys Serving the Miami Area

All motor vehicle accidents are dangerous and may lead to significant injuries. However, this potential increases when a motorcycle is involved in a crash with another type of vehicle, such as a car or SUV pulling out of a driveway without proper care. The Miami motorcycle accidents at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon help accident victims aggressively pursue the compensation that they are entitled to receive from a careless driver. We know that the first and most important thing that a victim needs is medical attention. During the recovery process, our firm makes sure that a victim’s legal rights are preserved and that a proper investigation into an accident occurs. The team offer seasoned legal guidance to residents of Miami, West Palm Beach, and other cities in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

The Dangers of Motorcycle Crashes Near Driveways

When a car backs out or pulls into traffic from a driveway, the driver has a responsibility to look out for oncoming pedestrians, bicyclists, other cars, and motorcycles. Although it is usually traveling at a relatively slow speed, a car that strikes a motorcyclist may do so with enough force to eject the driver and cause significant harm. Broken bones, contusions, and even head or spinal injuries may result from motorcycle crashes near driveways, depending on the car’s angle, its speed, and other factors involved. Even if a motorcyclist is equipped with a helmet and proper gear, these injuries may require significant healing time and rehabilitative treatment.

Holding Careless Drivers Accountable

If a driver fails to take proper precautions when operating their vehicle, legal action may be appropriate to hold that driver responsible. All drivers owe other road users a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. Generally, a reasonable action while departing a driveway would be to check carefully for oncoming traffic, in all forms. When a driver breaches that duty of reasonable care and strikes a motorcyclist, causing injuries, they probably will be found negligent and responsible for any damages that were incurred. Compensation for past and future medical costs, loss of income and earning ability, property damage, and pain and suffering may be awarded to an injured motorcyclist.

Even if a motorcycle rider is found partially at fault as well, the recovery of damages is not barred. In Florida, negligent victims may still recover compensation in proportion to any other party’s degree of fault. For instance, a motorcyclist who is found 40 percent responsible for a motorcycle crash near a driveway may still recover 60 percent of their damages from a negligent driver.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Miami

When a driver neglects to use proper care behind the wheel, they should be called to account for the harm caused. The Miami attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon help victims and their families make sure that careless drivers contribute to the costs of recovery. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash near a driveway, call 877.499.4878 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney to learn more about your legal rights.

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