Twice a year, Thunder Beach brings thousands of bikers to Panama City Beach, and year round, the area’s temperate weather makes it a motorcyclist’s paradise. But although motorcycles are a common sight on the roadways of North Florida, some drivers still aren’t always careful, and their negligence can result in severe injury, or even death for the motorcyclist or their passenger.
Motorcycle riders are constantly exposed to dangerous situations on the road, and riders are especially vulnerable to serious injury during auto vs. motorcycle accidents. Even the most experienced riders can go unseen by cars, and because motorcycle riders have little more protection than a helmet, they often sustain serious injuries during motorcycle accidents. In fact, motorcycle riders are 10 times more likely to die in a collision than drivers in a passenger car, while the likelihood of injury for riders during motorcycle accidents is triple that of passenger vehicle drivers. Victims can be left with lifelong injuries, and no way to provide for themselves and their families. But at Manuel & Thompson, our lawyers can help win compensation for riders if they have been injured by the negligence or carelessness of another driver.
What to do after a motorcycle accident – Contact a qualified lawyer
Time is of the essence after a motorcycle accident. The lawyers at Manuel & Thompson prefer to immediately inspect the scene of the accident, and secure possible witnesses for trial. Our attorneys can make sure your legal rights are protected, and ensure that the accident is properly investigated.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at our Panama City firm have an extensive background in insurance law. We encourage victims of motorcycle accidents to contact our firm rather than face the complicated procedures of insurance claims on their own. With the representation of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers, victims are much more likely to receive compensation from insurance companies.
We also encourage victims in motorcycle accidents to seek medical attention, and record their account of the collision as soon as possible. Having an accurate account of the accident can assist our attorneys in reconstructing the crash and determining fault.
For advice on how to proceed with your case, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers at (850) 785-5555, or 1-800-832-7225.