St. Augustine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights to Fair Compensation
As a motorcyclist, you have the same rights as drivers in passenger sized automobiles and trucks. Unfortunately, not all motorists see it that way and some drivers either fail to be on alert for motorcyclists or they fail to yield the right of way and motorcycle riders get hurt. At Albaugh Law Firm, our St. Augustine motorcycle accident lawyers have 70 years of combined experience representing motorcyclists and we welcome the opportunity to help you.
As St. Augustine personal injury attorneys, we know that motorcycle accidents are typically more serious than standard automobile accidents. Because you may be facing serious medical expenses, the loss of your bike, and perhaps loss of income, we stand ready to fight for the full compensation you deserve!
Motorcycles are a Way of Life
Motorcycles are popular for many reasons, including low-initial cost, fuel efficiency, their ability to maneuver easily in traffic, and the fact that they are just wonderful to ride. It’s no wonder why there are more than 6.2 million motorcycles registered in the U.S. (NHTSA)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, as compared to about 20% for automobiles. The reason for this discrepancy is that motorcycles offer virtually zero protection.
As any avid motorcyclist will tell you, what a motorcycle lacks in safety, it is offset by agility, maneuverability, and the ability to swerve and stop quickly.
Motorcycle Safety Tips:
- Always ride with a certified motorcycle helmet and eye protection
- Read your owner’s manual
- Take a motorcycle rider-training course
- Wear proper shoes, gloves, and clothing
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol
- Avoid tailgating
- Drive defensively
Make sure you are especially alert at intersections since approximately 50% of motorcycle-vehicle collisions occur at intersections. Be on the lookout for vehicles that may unexpectedly turn in front of you or pull out from a street, alley or driveway.
At intersections where a driver’s visibility is limited by shrubbery, parked cars, buildings, or signs, be prepared to act quickly!
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With St. Augustine’s close proximity to Daytona where there is a high concentration of motorcycle enthusiasts, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in these parts.
Insurance companies are in the business of boosting profits and paying out low-dollar settlements. When your recovery and your future are relying on a fair settlement, you must be represented by a skilled and persuasive injury lawyer who will fight for just compensation.
Don’t walk away with less than you deserve. Call our office today for the legal representation your situation demands!