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Did you get hurt or lose a loved one in a motorcycle crash in West Palm Beach? Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. to discuss your options. Suppose a collision happens due to the negligence of another driver, a city or municipality, or a defective part or design. In that case, you could be owed significant compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.

The unfortunate reality is that the deadliest kinds of accidents often involve motorcyclists. This is largely due to their size and lack of safety features compared to other, larger vehicles on the road. Motorcyclists commonly go unseen by drivers who do not know to or forget to check for motorcycles on the road.

The injury attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. understand the devastating consequences motorcycle accident victims face. A motorcyclist is susceptible to many severe injuries after an accident. Many of these require expensive medical care and cause debilitating, long-lasting health conditions.

A skilled attorney on our team is ready to review the details of your case and help you navigate the tricky legal process. We understand the life-shattering nature of a motorcycle crash. Our mission is to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

Did you get hurt in a motorcycle accident in West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie, or Delray Beach? Contact a skilled legal representative at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today. Call 561.689.8180 now for a free consultation session.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney for My Motorcycle Accident?

If you or someone you love got hurt in a severe motorcycle accident, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is especially important. Your lawyer can investigate the crash, determine who is responsible, and seek full and fair compensation for your losses.

This includes expenses like medical bills, lost wages, motorcycle repairs, and more. They can also account for any post-traumatic stress, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-economic damages.

The general public widely misunderstands motorcycle accidents. Many are quick to blame the biker, not the other motorist. This social stigma and the assumption that bikers are risk-takers makes it harder to secure compensation. A lawyer can build the most persuasive case to demonstrate how the other party caused the crash and injured you.

The attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have handled motorcycle accident cases for countless clients like you. Let us put our experience and skills to work for you.

Why Choose Us?

Since 1978, the West Palm Beach motorcycle accident lawyers at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. have dedicated their efforts to providing sincere and honest legal representation. We have made it our mission to serve the West Palm Beach community with the highest quality of service that we can bring. Our clients have earned sizable settlements and favorable verdicts on their cases in the last 40 years.

We were listed among the “10 Best” in 2015 for customer service by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. We’re also peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

The trial attorneys and caring support staff at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are known in the legal community for their dedication to client service. We encourage you to read our testimonials and see how we go above and beyond to satisfy our clients. We have received many significant settlements for our clients. Our results page highlights some of our most notable accomplishments.

The award-winning members of our team are hand-selected for their ability to represent clients effectively and compassionately. Results, testimonials, and our extensive experience in the field of personal injury law distinguish us from other firms in the area.

Common Reasons for Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can occur due to many unfortunate factors. Motor motorcycle accidents can happen because of driver errors (such as distracted driving). The other common reasons for these types of accidents include the following:

  • Drunk Driving: Inebriated driving is a dangerous and unlawful act that can pose a catastrophic danger to others on the road. Those who drive while intoxicated should be accountable for their poor judgment before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.
  • Road Damage: Damage such as unpaved roads, potholes, cracks, or sinkholes pose significant risks to drivers. Especially when motorcycle riding, it can be challenging to avoid these types of road hazards. This is why they are common causes of motorcycle crashes.
  • Speeding: Driving above the posted speed limit can cause a motorcycle to go out of control quickly. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to function at their best and can lead to collisions.
  • Auto Defects: Auto defects like issues with the steering system, airbags, or engine, commonly cause motorcycle accidents.

You shouldn’t be responsible for the financial burdens following an accident caused by a negligent party. At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., our motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you find the compensation and peace of mind you need after an accident.

Motorcycle Accident Facts and Statistics

According to recent motorcycle accident data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV):

  • Overall, there were 584 motorcyclist fatalities in Florida in 2021. This was up 22 percent from 2020 when there were 484 motorcycle accident fatalities.
  • Of the 584 motorcyclists who died in 2021, 68 percent (396) were not wearing a helmet. Only 16 percent (92) were wearing a DOT-compliant helmet.
  • Among motorcyclists who suffered incapacitating injuries, 79 percent (1,434) were not wearing a helmet. In contrast, only 12 percent (217) of those with incapacitating injuries wore a DOT-compliant helmet.
  • Non-helmeted motorcyclists accounted for 40 percent of non-incapacitating injuries (1,307 of 3,226). Thirty-eight percent of possible injuries (655 of 1,747), and 44 percent of no-injury crashes (481 of 1,105).
  • On average, over the three years from 2019 to 2021, helmeted motorcyclists had a fatality rate of 1.72 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT). This is versus 5.51 for non-helmeted motorcyclists. This suggests helmets could reduce fatality risk by as much as 70 percent.
  • In Palm Beach County alone, there were 29 motorcyclist fatalities in 2021. This figure lined up with the county’s three-year average of 27 yearly fatalities. But motorcycle crashes in 2021 were up 2.6 percent versus 2020, outpacing the 1.8 percent statewide increase in motorcycle crashes.
  • Palm Beach County had the 5th highest number of motorcyclist fatalities among Florida counties in 2021. Our county was behind only Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, and Volusia Counties.

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Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer In West Palm Beach Today

The West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. will fight on your behalf. The personal injury attorneys at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. protect Florida residents injured in motorcycle accidents. When a severe motorcycle accident affects you and your family, we understand how stressful and difficult it can be to rebuild your life. Since 1978, our dedicated team has stood up and fought for the rights of individuals injured in motorcycle accidents, and we are ready to stand up and fight for you.

If another driver caused a motorcycle accident that injured you or someone you know, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys. At Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., we’re happy to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. So call us at 561.689.8180 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.

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