Being involved in any sort of accident can be frightening and overwhelming, but motorcycle accidents are especially serious. Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on our roads, and even though most are safe and responsible operators, they're at serious risk of being catastrophically injured when they're involved in collisions with cars. Florida regularly ranks among the nation's worst states for motorcycle accidents, which means that thousands of bikers every year are injured or killed.
Motorcyclists who are injured due to the negligence of others have the right to fair compensation - but you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to help build a strong case for that compensation. You need The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic.
Motorcycle crashes cause serious injuries, fatalities
Any vehicle crash has the potential to cause serious injuries, but motorcycle accidents are significantly more dangerous than car or truck accidents. That's because a motorcyclist does not have the same protection as a person in a car or truck. When a vehicle strikes a biker's unprotected body - or the biker is thrown off the vehicle and hits the road surface - the force of impact can break bones, damage internal organs and even cause traumatic brain injuries.
Statistically, motorcycle riders are much more likely than motorists to be severely injured or killed - and they know it. That's why the majority of bikers are so conscious of motorcycle safety. They wear protective gear and take extra precautions to avoid collisions with larger vehicles.
Insurance companies and juries aren't on your side
But those safety precautions don't match the perception of motorcyclists in the eyes of insurance companies and juries. Motorcyclists have a reputation as irresponsible thrill-seekers, and that bias can hurt you if you need to file a claim for your injuries. Juries are always inclined to blame an accident on the motorcyclist, and insurance companies know it. They may offer less than you need - or not make an offer at all - because they think they'll win at trial.
People are certainly entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts. And the facts say that the majority of accidents involving motorcycles are caused by motorists, not bikers. If you have a strong legal case, you can overcome that bias and get the fair compensation you need.
That's where we come in. Our attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate motorcycle accidents and build cases. After you contact us and retain Pajcic & Pajcic to represent you, we'll contact the insurance company and let them know you have hired an attorney. They know we know how to win, and they know we can overcome jury bias against motorcycle riders - which means they're much more likely to make a fair offer. If they do not, we're ready to take even tough motorcycle cases to trial.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, call today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced, compassionate attorney. 904-358-8881.
Pajcic & Pajcic 1 Independent Dr Suite 1900 Jacksonville, FL 32202