Motorcycle riding is one of the most popular hobbies in Florida. For some folks, it is a way of life. The warm weather and beautiful scenery attract thousands of riders to Florida every year. Unfortunately, there are also an incredibly high number of motorcycle crashes and the injuries are usually devastating. Many other drivers on Florida roads are not paying attention because they are talking on the phone, texting, talking to other passengers in their car, listening to music too loud, or driving while overly tired. To complicate things, bikers can be harder to see in driver’s blind spots or when the sun is in a driver’s eyes. Moreover, many drivers who don’t have loved ones who ride are generally less aware of bikers on the road. We do have loved ones who ride and we do understand the dangers. Our worst nightmare is to get a call that our parents or friends have been hit by a driver who wasn’t paying attention.
We have handled many motorcycle crash cases and we know the devastating affects these crashes can have on the lives of the victims and their loved ones. In addition to catastrophic injuries, bikers are also left to deal with their property damage claims. Motorcycle cases involve different legal issues than standard automobile crash cases and should only be handled by lawyers who are experienced in handling motorcycle crashes, like the lawyers at Stechschulte Nell. Please call us and let us take over dealing with the legal part of the claim so you and your family can put your life back together. Before you come in for your consultation, be sure to take as many pictures of your motorcycle, the other vehicle (if possible), and keep your helmet and any other clothes you were wearing at the time of the crash. When we are retained early enough in the case, we are often able to obtain additional photographs of the vehicle that struck you before it is repaired. We also want to get photographs of any road rash or lacerations you may have and as those injuries heal, we ask that you continue to take pictures at home to document the progression and scarring. If you have not already settled the damage claim for your motorcycle, please have it stored, at least until you hire us, so we may examine it and if necessary, hire and expert to examine it. The sooner you hire us, the more of these issues we will be able to handle for you, so call us today.