A recent motorcycle vs. SUV collision in Spring Hill resulted in the tragic death of a 27-year-old man.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 27-year-old Spring Hill man was riding a motorcycle when he collided with another man driving an SUV. The FHP alleges the motorcyclist was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.
The biker was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, but passed away. The driver of the SUV was not harmed.
Motorcycles are small vehicles that do not offer the same protections as larger passenger vehicles like cars, trucks, and SUVs, so riders are at an increased risk of suffering severe injuries if involved in a collision. Motorcyclists are actually more than 30 times more likely to suffer a fatality in a crash than drivers of passenger vehicles. After a serious motorcycle crash involving serious injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, you need an aggressive lawyer fighting in your corner to make sure your rights are protected. Our Hernando County Motorcycle Fatality Lawyers at Whittel & Melton provide passionate legal representation to injury victims as well as family members who have lost their loved ones. Our firm stands ready to thoroughly investigate your case and work to recover financial compensation from all parties who are liable for the accident.
Preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) shows that the state of Florida has seen 554 motorcycle crashes from January 1, 2021-February 2, 2021. In a span of about a month, Florida has tallied 33 motorcycle fatalities and 480 injuries. Hernando County has had 8 motorcycle crashes in this same time frame, resulting in 3 deaths and 10 injuries.
Motorcycle crashes can be caused by many things, but the most common reasons a crash occurs is due to the following driving behaviors:
- Drunk drivers
- Distracted drivers
- Motorists executing improper turns
- Motorists not checking their blind spots
- Poor road conditions
- Defective motorcycle equipment/parts
After you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you have a long road ahead of you whether you are suffering from physical injuries, mental or emotional trauma, and financial strains. You most likely have a mountain of medical bills piling up, and you may be out of work due to dealing with injuries or the loss of a loved one. This is where our Hernando County Motorcycle Fatality Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you obtain the compensation you need. Depending on the facts of your case, you could be eligible to recover damages for the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral or burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Future medical care costs
- Wrongful death if you lost a family member or loved one in the motorcycle crash
How Much Money Can I Expect to Recover from a Motorcycle Injury or Wrongful Death Claim?
The exact dollar amount of your claim will depend on several factors, such as who was at fault for the crash, what expenses are/were related to your crash, whether or not you can work because of the crash, the severity of injuries/if someone died, etc. If your motorcycle crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, then we can help you understand what compensation you may be entitled to recover for your losses. We urge you to act fast, as there is a statute of limitations placed on how long you have to file a claim for compensation. We know how difficult it can be to suffer a devastating injury or the heartbreaking loss of a loved one, which is why we want to help you take action against all responsible parties.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Hernando County motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to get legal help. Our Hernando County Motorcycle Fatality Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will provide you with a completely free consultation where we will go over all the details of the accidents and explain your legal options so that you can make an informed decision regarding how you wish to proceed. We can assure you that we will give your case the attention it deserves so that you can focus on healing and working towards recovering from your loss.
We welcome you to contact us online or call us locally at 352-666-2121 or statewide at 866-608-5529 to begin your journey towards pursuing a motorcycle personal injury or wrongful death claim.