Florida Fatal Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

A motorcycle parked on the side of a road
Motorcycle accidents can be lethal for many riders. You can file a motorcycle accident death lawsuit in Florida, talk to Boca Law for legal representation to families who have lost a relative in a motorcycle crash.

Our attorneys have handled many motorcycle accident cases, many of which have resulted in the premature death of a victim. We are caring, compassionate attorneys with the legal experience you need to help ease your loved one's financial burden. If your relative died in a motorcycle crash in Brooksville, New Tampa, Lutz, or any surrounding areas, please contact our office today.

Motorcycle Accidents Are More Severe
Motorcyclists and riders are more susceptible to fatal injuries in a crash than other motorists. Suppose a motorcyclist is struck by a car or truck. In that case, the motorcycle does not have the structural protection to contain a motorcyclist or passenger's body or to bear the impact of a larger motor vehicle. A rider may be thrown off the motorcycle and into oncoming traffic or other structures.

Besides, they may suffer fatal traumatic brain injuries. Motorcyclists in Florida do not need to wear a helmet if they are 21 and over and have at least $10,000 in insurance to cover any medical expenses for motorcycle accident injuries. While the lack of a helmet can lead to catastrophic injuries, many motorcycle accident victims die on impact or subsequently succumb to their injuries. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reported that 413 motorcyclists and 38 passengers died in motorcycle crashes in 2011.

Liability in a Deadly Motorcycle Accident in Florida
You may hold the parties responsible for your loved one's death accountable for your loss. If your relative had survived the accident, he or she would have had the right to recover damages for injuries through a Florida personal injury lawsuit. Your relative's death extinguished any right to file that claim. As the survivor, however, Florida gives you the freedom to claim wrongful death to recover damages by filing a motorcycle accident death lawsuit.

To succeed in your claim, you must demonstrate that the defendant is liable for your relative's death. Negligence is at the core of many motorcycle accidents. All motorists are required to exercise reasonable care when they drive. A driver that speeds or fails to yield, for example, may strike a motorcyclist and cause a deadly crash.
You can establish negligence by showing that the defendant:
  • Owed the victim a duty of care;
  • Caused your relative's death because of the breach;
  • Failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances; and
  • Caused damages.

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