Hit-and-Run Motorcycle Accidents
Hit-and-run motorcycle collisions are among the most devastating a family can endure.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we’ve built a reputation of providing experienced and aggressive legal help to the Southwest Florida riding community. As advocates of riding rights, we’ve been the primary sponsor of the Cape Coral Bike Night Season for the last decade. The premiere family-friendly riding venue in Southwest Florida, the calendar of events permits us to see old friends, and meet new ones.
We are always reminding them of the risks.
Hit-and-run collisions and drunk-driving accidents are frequently the most tragic. Unfortunately, our motorcycle injury lawyers in Fort Myers and Cape Coral continue to see far too many crashes in which a driver doesn’t stay behind to render aid or face the consequences of his negligence.
Perversely, Florida law has given drunk drivers incentive to run because the penalties for causing a fatal traffic collision under the influence are more severe than for causing a fatal collision and fleeing the scene. In 2014, Florida lawmakers passed the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, which mandates a minimum four year prison sentence for fleeing a Florida traffic collision involving death.
The top reasons drivers flee the scene of a collision is because they are intoxicated or lack proper insurance. Unfortunately, data from the Insurance Research Council shows 1 in 4 Florida drivers are uninsured – at 24 percent of motorists, it’s the highest rate in the nation.
Victims and families dealing with a hit-and-run motorcycle collision should contact experienced legal help as soon as possible. Those attempting to make a claim with their own insurance carrier should also have experienced legal representation.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, our motorcycle accident lawyers represent clients throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte.Legal Help For Riders after Hit-and-Run Collisions
While the popularity of motorcycle riding has skyrocketed in recent years, so too have the accident risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the number of registered motorcycles increased from 5 million in 2002 to nearly 8.5 million in 2011. By 2020, nearly 700,000 motorcycles were registered in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
In recent years, more than 4,500 riders have been killed annually and 100,000 seriously injured. Nowhere is the riding more dangerous than in Florida, where a fatal motorcycle accident occurs at least once a day.
Meanwhile, riders over the age of 40 continue to account for about half of all injury victims. At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we know about the financial strain placed upon families dealing with a serious or fatal motorcycle collision. For more than four decades, we have worked with local law enforcement and the riding community to provide safer streets and justice for families.
We believe those involved in hit-and-run motorcycle collisions deserve immediate access to experienced legal help. That’s why we offer free and confidential consultations at any of our Southwest Florida office locations, including Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Port Charlotte.
Motorcycle Injury Attorneys – 800-646-1210 – Free Consultation