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    Exploring Vero Beach on a motorcycle can be an amazing experience, but it is crucial to remember that some drivers might not be attentive towards riders. This can result in some of the most severe injuries one can endure.

    Other drivers can cause motorcycle accidents in many different ways. Our firm is ready to assist you in filing a lawsuit to cover your expenses. However, these cases can be challenging because motorcycle riders often face an unwarranted reputation for causing accidents. This can significantly impact your case, especially since the state has comparative negligence rules. But, at our firm, we understand that most motorcycle riders are not at fault for their injuries and deserve appropriate compensation.

    For a free case evaluation with our motorcycle accident attorneys, contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. at (954) 751-4258.

    Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Vero Beach

    Negligent drivers can cause motorcycle accidents in many ways. Unfortunately, some drivers are unaware of motorcyclists on the road until they are involved in a serious accident. If you have been injured while riding, regardless of the cause, you have the right to receive compensation for your losses. Our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you determine how best to recover what you are owed. Below are some common causes of motorcycle accidents in Vero Beach:

    Distracted Driving

    Vero Beach is facing a pressing issue as distracted driving continues to be on the rise, fueled by the widespread use of technology. Regrettably, this has given rise to a surge in motorcycle accidents, leading to severe and life-changing injuries. The use of cell phones is the primary factor responsible for distracted driving, but eating, drinking, and checking GPS can also contribute to the problem.

    Furthermore, distracting factors like loud music and passengers in the vehicle can cause drivers to overlook motorcyclists, putting everyone’s safety at risk. Drivers must avoid all distractions and focus entirely on the road, ensuring the safety and well-being of all those on the road.


    Vero Beach sees a high incidence of motorcycle accidents, which are frequently attributed to instances of speeding. The aftermath of these accidents can be devastating, with riders often suffering from serious injuries or even losing their lives. Thus, it is paramount that all motorcyclists exercise utmost care and attention while on the road, particularly when they encounter drivers who are driving at excessive speeds.

    Failure to Yield the Right of Way

    It is unfortunate that some drivers do not take into account or remain vigilant for motorcycles when turning or switching lanes. Such negligence can lead to severe T-bone collisions that might result in fatal injuries to the riders.

    Because of their size, motorcycles can be hard to spot, and it can be challenging for drivers to accurately assess their distance and velocity, even if they do spot them. Hence, it is crucial for drivers to give way to motorcycles until they have safely passed to prevent any accidents from occurring.

    Defective Equipment

    When a motorcycle accident takes place due to faulty equipment, the manufacturer of the equipment can be held accountable. Among all the potential causes of defective equipment motorcycle accidents, defective tires stand out as the most frequent culprit.

    Hazardous Conditions

    Navigating through roadways can be a challenging and perilous task, as there are numerous factors that can contribute to potential hazards. Potholes, debris, spills, and inadequate signage are just a few examples of the dangers that drivers might encounter. These hazards can lead to devastating motorcycle crashes or even fatalities. In Vero Beach, motorcyclists face an even greater risk due to the prevalence of dangerous intersections that pose a significant threat to their safety.

    Drunk Driving

    Motorcycle accidents caused by drunk driving are a serious problem in Vero Beach. Such accidents can have catastrophic consequences due to the impaired judgment and slower reflexes of drunk drivers.

    If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver, you might be entitled to recover punitive damages, as well as compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and other damages resulting from the accident.

    How Contributory Negligence Works in a Vero Beach Motorcycle Accident Case

    It is almost guaranteed that the defense will allege that you contributed to your own injuries in your motorcycle accident. This concept is known in the law as “contributory negligence.” In Florida, a contributory negligence rule that favored plaintiffs used to be in place. This meant that even if the accident victim was partially at fault for the incident, they could still receive compensation.

    However, recent changes to the law have made it more difficult for plaintiffs to obtain compensation. Under the new rule, victims will only be able to receive compensation if they are deemed to be less than 50% at fault. This means that if you are found to be 51% at fault, you will not receive any compensation for your damages.

    On the other hand, if both drivers are equally at fault, you will be able to receive compensation for half of the damages. Unfortunately, this also means that you will be responsible for the percentage of losses you were found to have contributed to.

    Things to Keep in Mind if You Have Been Injured in a Vero Beach Motorcycle Accident

    If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is crucial to take immediate action. Seeking prompt medical attention is of utmost importance, as it can help prevent any further damage to your health and well-being.

    Additionally, filing a police report is highly advisable, as it can provide essential evidence for any potential lawsuit and help establish liability. The report typically contains detailed information about the person who caused the accident and any witnesses, which can prove invaluable in building a strong case.

    To bolster your motorcycle accident claim, it is helpful to capture images of the accident site and any injuries that you might have sustained. Your smartphone can be a useful tool for this purpose, but make sure to take photos of the physical damage around the area and your injuries as well. This evidence can be crucial in demonstrating the extent of your injuries and the severity of the accident.

    After you have received medical care, it is essential to contact our company as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident. These cases can be complicated, and time is of the essence in securing the compensation you need. Our team can guide you through the process, ensuring that your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve.

    Our Vero Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help Your Case

    Contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs, Injury & Accident Lawyer, P.A. by calling (954) 751-4258 for a free case assessment with our motorcycle accident attorneys.

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