Practice Areas

Broadside Collisions

Broadside collisions are often caused by a motorist who pulls into the path of an oncoming rider after failing to yield the right of way.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our Fort Myers motorcycle accident attorneys have been representing riders and families since 1971. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle collision, ask your riding friends who to call and then contact any of our offices in Southwest Florida, including Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte.

Help After Broadside Motorcycle Collisions in SWFL

Typically, these collisions result in very serious injuries, either because a rider is ejected over the offending vehicle upon impact, or because he lays the bike down to avoid a potentially fatal impact.

When a rider goes down, the offending vehicle may never stop or be held accountable. Or the at-fault driver’s insurance company may argue a rider caused his own injuries by losing control of the motorcycle. In some cases, law enforcement may even blame the rider, which can further complicate a claim.

These are complex cases and seeking the advice of a law firm with extensive experience in these types of personal injury or wrongful death claims is critical to securing your rights to an adequate recovery.

Our veteran motorcycle injury lawyers will review the facts and circumstances of your case and help determine the best course of action.

Motorcycle Injury and Wrongful Death Claims

Unfortunately, these collisions often result in serious or fatal injuries for riders, including road rash, broken bones and head trauma. These collisions are more than twice as likely to involve men over the age of 40 than those in any other age group. Often a family’s primary wage earner, a serious or fatal motorcycle collision can be financially devastating, even when physical recovery is possible.

While year-around sunshine makes it the riding capital of the United States, Florida joins Texas as the most dangerous place in nation for riders. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports 413 riders were killed in more than 8,600 Florida motorcycle collisions in 2011. That accounts for about 10 percent of the 4,612 fatal motorcycle collisions and 81,000 rider injuries reported nationwide that year.

Per mile traveled, motorcycle riders are 30 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than occupants of a passenger vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have the legal, medical and financial resources to determine the full extent of your injuries as well as the likelihood of future medical complications.

We believe every rider deserves immediate access to experienced legal help in the aftermath of a serious or fatal traffic collision. That’s why we offer free and confidential consultations for riders and families at any of our Southwest Florida office locations.

We stand behind our reputation and our experience.

Motorcycle Injury Attorneys – 800-646-1210 – Free Consultation

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I was really satisfied with services I received. Bruce is not only an attorney, but like family. He got me three times what I thought I would receive and was always there when I needed an answer on something. I'd say he is the best attorney I have dealt with in my 68 years. Harry Zulauf
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