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Car, Bicycle, & Motorcycle Accidents

Fighting for South Florida Accident Victims

Car Accidents

The aftermath of an automobile accident can be an extremely trying time in a person’s life. Those involved in an accident are often faced with medical bills, loss of property, lost wages, and many other consequential hardships. Other issues that may arise after a car accident include, but are not limited to, cost of repairs, Florida’s No Fault insurance policies, and Personal Injury Protection (or “PIP”).

 

Automobile accidents are common in South Florida, often occurring due to:

  • Speeding;
  • Distracted Driving;
  • Aggressive Driving;
  • Driving Under the Influence;
  • Construction Zones;
  • Defective Vehicles; and/or
  • Defective Roads/Traffic Signals

Truck Accidents

Accidents in which commercial trucks are involved may result in issues that are distinct from a typical car accident. Apart from the normal danger of a negligent operator behind the wheel of the vehicle, the oversized vehicles by their very nature may be the cause of a crash.

 

Oftentimes commercial trucks are improperly loaded or poorly inspected prior to entering the roadways, causing freight to fall off the truck and become an obstacle for other drivers. Additionally, mechanical issues may lead to a prudent driver losing control over the large vehicle with the inability to control it in the moment.

 

Truck accident cases may also be due to the negligence of the driver and the company by which the driver is employed. Truck drivers are often stricken with fatigue due to long nights, unhealthy lifestyle, irregular schedules, and grueling labor, leading to unsafe driving. The company may also face liability for negligent hiring of an individual who does not act reasonably while within the scope of employment as a driver.

Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents

Florida law defines a motorcycle and bicycle as vehicles and their riders as motorists. Therefore, riders have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as the driver of any other vehicle. As such, these riders must adhere to the same traffic laws as all other motorists. Florida law also dictates that bicyclists under the age of sixteen must wear helmets at all times, allowing those over sixteen to assume the risk of head injuries related to an incident. Whether a bicyclist is wearing a helmet does not negate his or her ability to bring a claim against an at-fault party in the event of a bicycle accident, as the failure to wear a helmet does not contribute to the “negligence” of the rider.

 

Most vehicle-motorcycle/bicycle accidents are caused by the inattentiveness of a driver. When a negligent motorist injures a rider, the insurance policy of the motorist comes into play to compensate the rider for any damages. In other instances, dangerous road conditions may lead to a vehicle-motorcycle/bicycle accident, giving rise to potential claims against the responsible governmental agency.

 

Contact Our Miami Law Firm To Discuss Your Claim

Under Florida law, an individual may be able to recover from the at-fault party in a crash. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase to discuss legal representation for your potential claims.

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The Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase is eager to assist with your cruise ship accident claim, personal injury claim, or maritime and admiralty law questions. The firm understands that each client and case is different than the next, which is why they are committed to providing individualized attention and insightful legal advice. Contact the Miami trial attorneys now to move forward with your claim.

 

Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase
The Ingraham Building
25 Southeast 2nd Avenue, Eighth Floor
Miami, Florida 33131
phone: (305) 677-2228
fax: (305) 677-3232
email: bchase@cruiselawmiami.com

Areas of Practice

Jones Act and Crewmember Claims

Jones Act and Crewmember Claims

Jet Ski Accidents

Jet Ski Accidents

Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Death On The High Seas Act

Death On The High Seas Act

Shore Excursion Accidents

Shore Excursion Accidents

Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall

Car, Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Car, Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Product Liability

Product Liability