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Motorcycle Accidents - What Should You Do?

Updated: Mar 27

Carolina Nunez, Esq.


Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts go to Daytona Beach each year for the area’s year-round pleasant weather, stunning scenery, and many tourist attractions. Daytona Bike Week and Biketoberfest bring a significant number of motorcycle enthusiasts to Daytona Beach throughout spring and autumn. Many motorcyclists and sports enthusiasts also go to the Daytona 500 and 24 Hours of Daytona races throughout the winter.

Few things in life can compare to the freedom and sheer exhilaration of hitting the

open road on a motorcycle. However, motorcycle riding can also expose you to several inherent dangers on roads-- such as reckless or irresponsible drivers who fail to allow motorcycle riders the right of way and cause numerous accidents. The disastrous consequences of motorcycle accidents, including life-altering injuries and sometimes death, are incredibly tragic. Multiple motorcycle accidents occur each year in Daytona Beach. Statistics on motorcycle accidents from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“FLHSMV”) show how often they occur in Daytona Beach and how many people are injured.

The FLHSMV data for 2021 is still being updated, and as of November 2021, the data reveals a worrisome trend for riders. As many as 465 people have been injured, 40 which have died from 482 motorcycle accidents that have been reported. Even while motorcycle deaths have decreased somewhat over the last three years, the startlingly high ratio of 0.96 injuries per motorcycle accident in the wider Daytona Beach region demonstrates the perils of riding in this location.

Motorcycle accidents can be pretty dangerous, so what should you do if you get into one?

Motorcycle accidents are always scary events because of the potential for catastrophic injury or death. Victims and their families in Daytona Beach can take several actions to increase their prospects of compensation for their losses after a significant accident, mainly if another party’s carelessness caused the disaster.

Following a motorcycle accident, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Even if you think the collision is minor, call the police.

  • Do not wait to get help, even if you do not think you have a severe injury.

  • Take pictures of the accident site if you can.

  • Gather information on the witnesses, including their phone numbers.

  • Contact The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. at 407-376-2229 or 386-224-6544.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and cannot return to work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. If you save all the evidence relating to your accident, you have a far better chance of securing compensation for your medical costs, lost earnings, property damage, and pain and suffering.

The Rates of Motorcycle Accident Damages in Florida

The types of compensation that you can get after a motorcycle accident in Daytona Beach include:

1. Repairs to the Motorcycle and Total Loss

After a motorcycle accident, you are entitled to compensation equivalent to the cost of repairs of your motorcycle. You may be able to recover the bike’s market value if it is judged a complete loss. Local motorcycle shops often estimate the compensation amount for both instances.

2. Expenses related to medical treatment

Current and future medical expenditures, such as those resulting immediately from your injuries in the motorcycle accident (cuts, fractured bones, etc.), can be claimed by you as well as any other costs related to physical therapy, painkillers and other medications.

3. Loss of Earning Capacity

You can be compensated for the wages you lost due to time out from work. Disability, or the inability to do the work you were doing before the injury, can also be included in the claim for damages in your case.

4. Pain, Suffering, and Mental Anguish

You can seek non-economic damages for the emotional anguish and grief you have experienced due to your injuries in the accident. Money will not make your sorrow disappear, but it may help you achieve closure and justice.

5. Wrongful Death

When the accident results in the death of a driver or passenger, this is the worst-case scenario. All negligent parties can be held responsible and asked to pay compensation for their role in such cases.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney if You’ve Been Involved in an Accident

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, whether you were wearing a helmet or not, you should contact one of our experienced attorneys here at The Law Offices of Carolina Nunez, P.A. We can help you get the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. For more information or a free case evaluation, please contact us online using our chat box option or at 407-376-2229.

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