Motorcycle vs. Truck Accident
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 19, 2013 in Motorcycle Accidents
When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with a large commercial truck, the results are usually catastrophic. Taking into consideration that motorcycle riders are already 37 times more likely to lose their lives in a motor vehicle accident and that truckers make up only 6.5 percent of fatalities in multi-vehicle truck crashes, it stands to reason that motorcyclists have a higher probability of being seriously or fatally injured in a motorcycle vs. truck accident.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a motorcycle vs. truck accident, y our lawyers may be able to help you pursue compensation for your losses. A Florida accident lawyer at Gordon & Partners can help you determine how to handle your insurance claim and hold the other driver liable for the collision.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our accident attorneys today by completing the Free Case Evaluation form to the right.
Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle vs. Truck Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a large truck has an average gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more. The average motorcycle can weight anywhere from 400 to 800 pounds. The devastating nature of damages incurred from a motorcycle vs. truck collision is due in large part to the sheer size and weight of a large commercial vehicle.
Some of the most common types of injuries involved in this type of accident include:
- Burn Injuries
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Broken Glass Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Internal Injuries
- Road Rash
- Loss of Limb
- Rib and Torso Injuries
- Skull Fractures
- Wrongful Death
Not only are trucks enormous, they also have significant blind spots and truck drivers may not notice a motorcycle that is sharing the road.
While both truck drivers and motorcyclists must be aware of one another on the road, these two often have trouble co-existing. Truck vs. motorcycle crashes occur at a much lower frequency than other types of auto accidents; however, the severity of injury and possibility of death are significantly greater.
Liability in Truck vs. Motorcycle Accidents
Liability in these types of accidents is determined on a case by case basis. Whenever a commercial vehicle is involved in a wreck, there are any number of individuals or entities who may be at-fault in the accident. On the other hand, motorcyclists are not always innocent victims; they can be just as much at-fault for a collision as a trucker.
It is crucial that you consult with a lawyer who has experience handling motorcycle vs. truck collision claims. To recover fair compensation for their losses, an injury victim must be able to prove that they were not to blame in causing the accident.
With the help of an attorney, injury victims can recreate the scene of the crash in order to pinpoint the exact cause of the crash and hold the responsible parties accountable for the damages that result.
To see how our lawyers may be able to help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses, simply complete the Free Case Evaluation form on this page to get started.
Contact a Knowledgeable Florida Accident Lawyer Today
It is important to consult with an attorney after being involved in an Florida motorcycle accident, especially a wreck with tragic consequences like many truck vs. motorcycle wrecks.
At Gordon & Partners, our accident attorneys understand the complexities involved in cases involving commercial vehicles. Our staff has the skills and resources necessary to hold the at-fault parties accountable for any damages that result from a truck vs. motorcycle crash.
With offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart and Pembroke Pines, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of personal injury victims who have suffered harm at the hands of another, whether through negligence or malicious intent.
To make sure that our clients are able to afford proper representation in their pursuit for justice, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our lawyers, there is never any cost to you until we are able to successfully obtain a favorable outcome for your claim. If we fail to do this, you do not owe us any fees.
We offer free legal consultations to Florida accident victims. During your consultation, a member of our legal team will review the details of your claim and recommend the best course of legal action in pursuing compensation for your losses.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Florida motorcycle vs. truck collision victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our lawyers, contact us today by completing the Free Case Evaluation form on this page.