Hallandale Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a motorcycle through Hallandale Beach shouldn’t amount to risking your life, but unfortunately, sometimes that’s how things turn out.
In traffic on Ocean Drive, at Dixie Highway intersections, and on multi-lane stretches of Three Island Boulevard, motorcyclists encounter risks and dangers that barely register with other motorists. A car turning left, an unmarked construction zone, or a truck that changes lanes without signaling, can spell disaster on a motorcycle.
Riders and passengers who get hurt in Hallandale Beach motorcycle accidents often face severe physical, emotional, and financial pain. So do their families. In the aftermath of a wreck that leaves them injured, or worse, motorcyclists and their families need someone to turn to who can help them obtain compensation for the harm they have suffered.
Hallandale Beach motorcycle accident lawyer, Jared Spingarn can help. He and his team represent Hallandale Beach motorcyclists who have suffered severe injuries in crashes and families of riders who tragically died in an accident. Contact The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, P.A. today to learn how we can help you get the money you deserve after a Hallandale Beach motorcycle accident disrupts your life.
Jared knows a thing or two about suffering injuries in a violent traffic accident. When he was just 18, a pickup T-boned his car at an intersection, sending him to the hospital with a severe head injury. The driver of the pickup didn’t have insurance, and even after hiring a lawyer, Jared ended up with barely any compensation for an accident that came within inches of killing him. After he healed, Jared went to law school, vowing to make sure other accident victims did not suffer a similar fate.
Today, the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, P.A. represent victims of preventable accidents, including motorcycle crashes, in Hallandale Beach and throughout Florida. Jared and his team have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients. In one recent case, Jared secured a $975,000 settlement on behalf of a motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries when a motor vehicle drifted over the center line and struck his bike head-on.
Jared can’t guarantee the same results in every case he handles. But, based on his track record of success, his clients can rest assured that they have a lawyer who knows how to deliver for them during their most difficult times.
The Toll of Motorcycle Accidents in Hallandale Beach
Like any city of its size in Florida, Hallandale Beach sees its share of motorcycle accidents. According to data collected by Signal Four Analytics for the Florida Department of Transportation, between 30 and 50 motorcyclists die and hundreds suffer serious injuries every year in Broward County motorcycle crashes.
Many of those accidents happen in Hallandale Beach, which has seen accidents on major thoroughfares like Hallandale Beach Boulevard, I-95, and Federal Highway, as well as on lesser in-town streets. Sadly, not a year goes by without someone getting seriously or fatally hurt in a Hallandale Beach motorcycle accident.
Causes of Hallandale Beach Motorcycle Crashes
Most Hallandale Beach motorcycle accidents are preventable. They happen because someone—usually someone other than the motorcyclist—makes a careless, reckless, or intentional decision that creates the conditions for a crash.
Ride a motorcycle for long enough in Florida, and you’re sure to experience for yourself the hazards that can all too easily lead to motorcycle accidents. Jared can help riders and passengers recover compensation for motorcycle accidents no matter what the cause, but here are some of the most common scenarios that lead to Hallandale Beach bike wrecks.
Failure to Yield the Right-of-Way to a Motorcycle
Many motorcycle accidents happen when a car, truck, or bus turns or pulls out in front of a motorcycle, even though the motorcycle has the right-of-way. These instances frequently occur when cars enter an intersection or turn left across a lane of oncoming traffic, directly into the path of an approaching motorcycle.
In the wreck that follows, the rider often either lays the bike down and risks sliding underneath the larger vehicle, or gets thrown over the vehicle after the bike collides with it. In either scenario, bikers can, and sadly do, suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries in these accidents.
Of course, most motorists do not intentionally try to cause an accident with a motorcycle. Frequently, the accident happens because the driver did not see the motorcycle, or, despite seeing the motorcycle, failed to register its presence (a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness). Those are explanations, however, not excuses. Drivers must keep a lookout for motorcycles, just as they do for vehicles of all other shapes and sizes.
Improper Motor Vehicle Lane Changes
Motorcycle crashes also frequently occur when cars and trucks change into a lane that’s already occupied by a motorcycle. Like the failure to yield the right-of-way accidents, these preventable wrecks often happen because drivers do not check their blind spots, or simply do not register seeing a motorcycle reflected in their rear-view or side mirror.
A motorcyclist confronted with a vehicle making a sudden, unexpected lane change may end up running off the road, laying the bike down, or rear-ending the larger vehicle. As above, in the resulting crash, the biker faces a risk of serious or fatal injury.
Vacationers come to Hallandale Beach and its environs to let their hair down, unwind, and enjoy the sun, sand, and water. For many, that means consuming alcohol. Unfortunately, some of them, and some Hallandale Beach residents too, make the tragic decision to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. The results are deadly, particularly for motorcyclists who have the misfortune of sharing the road with a drunk driver.
Consuming alcohol impairs decision-making, visual acuity, motor control, and judgment of speed and distance. That makes a car with an intoxicated driver more likely to turn in front of a motorcycle, cut a motorcyclist off on the road, or simply collide with a motorcycle head-on.
Like consuming alcohol, getting distracted behind the wheel in Hallandale Beach has a host of dangerous consequences that pose extreme danger to local motorcyclists. Distracted driving consists of a driver’s hands leaving the wheel, eyes leaving the road, or mind leaving the task of driving safely.
These days, cell phone use accounts for a lot of the distraction that causes motorcycle accidents. Drivers who try to send a text or scroll social media behind the wheel often drift out of their lane or fail to see stopped traffic up ahead. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to getting rear-ended or struck head-on by a car driven by a driver who is distracted.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Hallandale Beach
Motorcyclists face risks of severe or fatal injuries if they crash. They can wear protective gear (especially a helmet) to limit those risks as much as possible, but the fact remains that in a wreck, chances are the motorcyclist gets thrown from the saddle. Here are some common injuries bikers suffer in motorcycle accidents for which Jared can help obtain compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motorcyclists frequently hit their heads in a wreck. The impact can cause their brains to shift, twist, or deform, resulting in physical damage and chemical changes that disrupt normal brain function—a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Wearing a helmet significantly reduces the probability and severity of a TBI, but it can’t eliminate it. Riders and passengers who suffer TBIs may face long-term physical, emotional, and cognitive impairments, permanent loss of consciousness, or even death.
Severe Road Rash
There’s a saying among motorcyclists: Dress for the slide, not the ride. Why? Because when a crash sends a rider sliding along the pavement in Hallandale Beach, anything but heavy-duty protective gear will get worn away by the friction, exposing skin and causing the severe abrasion known as road rash.
Like a third-degree burn, road rash destroys tissue, is extremely painful, and leaves extensive scarring. Unlike a burn, road rash features a wound with dirt, grime, and debris embedded in it, resulting in a high risk of a deadly infection.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The impact of a motorcycle wreck can damage the spine and the delicate bundle of nerves inside it known as the spinal cord. An injury to the cord disrupts the flow of messages between the brain and the body, often resulting in permanent paralysis.
Victims of spinal cord injuries may never ride a motorcycle again. They may lose the use of their legs and other limbs entirely. And, they will inevitably face high, unexpected costs—often climbing into the millions of dollars—associated with treating and adapting to their injuries.
Broken Bones and Other Orthopedic Injuries
If you wreck your bike, chances are high that you will at least sustain a fracture, torn ligament, dislocated joints, or other injury that immobilizes you temporarily and causes significant discomfort. Those injuries may heal in time if you get proper care, but they can still leave you in chronic pain and battling disability. Sadly, for many bikers, these injuries can also be the origin of a destructive dependence on prescription painkillers.
How Jared Can Help Injured Motorcyclists and Their Families in Hallandale Beach
As a motorcyclist in Hallandale Beach, you have rights. Most fundamentally, you have the right to be treated the same as any other motorist on the road. And, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries from careless, reckless, or malicious motorists whose dangerous actions cause you harm.
At the Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, P.A. we help injured motorcyclists like you, and families who lose loved ones in motorcycle wrecks, hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions.
Those parties may include:
- Drivers of cars, trucks, buses, and other larger motor vehicles who make dangerous decisions behind the wheel that injure riders.
- Employers of drivers who cause a motorcycle accident while operating a commercial vehicle.
- Local road departments and contractors who design, build, or fail to warn bikers about dangerous road conditions.
- Bike and bike-part manufacturers that sell defective equipment that fails under normal operating conditions, causing a wreck.
These are just a few examples. In every motorcycle accident case he takes, Jared examines the facts closely to figure out how a crash happened and who should bear the blame.
He aims to hold anyone whose actions caused a wreck legally and financially accountable so that his clients obtain the maximum compensation available.
That compensation can include payment for:
- Past and future medical expenses related to treating an initial motorcycle accident injury and any subsequent health complications it causes.
- Other past and future costs of living with and adapting to an injury.
- Past and future lost wages and income, due to missing work while healing or becoming disabled and unable to work.
- Pain, suffering, and overall diminishment of a biker’s quality of life because of a motorcycle accident.
In the tragic case of a biker who died in an accident in Hallandale Beach, Jared can also help the biker’s surviving spouse and family members secure compensation for their loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. Money cannot bring back a loved one taken from you in a motorcycle accident, but it can provide much-needed financial support to help you rebuild from your loss.
An Experienced Hallandale Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
In the wake of suffering injuries and losses in a motorcycle accident in Hallandale Beach, it can feel difficult to know where to turn for help. Jared understands. He’s been in your situation, and he knows the frustration of feeling like no one hears you or gets what you’re going through.
You need a steady guiding hand to make sure your rights stay protected and that you get the money you deserve. Jared can probably help. Through the diligent pursuit of insurance claims and lawsuits, he has helped numerous injured bikers like you secure the maximum compensation available from the at-fault parties.
An initial consultation with Jared and his team is free of charge. Contact the Hallandale Beach motorcycle accident lawyers today online or call (866) HIRE-JARED to get started.
“What a great team. Took care of my accident case and got me a very great settlement. Thank you so much to the team for their great efforts and always being transparent with all the information they provided. Highly recommend they will take care of you like family.”
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