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If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, hiring an experienced Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyer can help protect your rights and build a strong case for financial compensation.

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath provides legal representation to accident victims in South Florida. With more than 100 years of joint practice experience, our accident attorneys provide the deep knowledge and individualized attention you deserve.


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Do I need an attorney for my motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle parked in front of a Florida sunsetMotorcycle accidents can quickly become complicated. Unlike larger vehicles, motorcycles do not provide as much protection to the rider in an accident. If you only suffered scratches or bruises in a minor crash, it may seem like you don’t need legal representation.  However, even minor accidents can lead to more serious injuries. If you were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, you may have suffered head or brain trauma that could have a long-term impact on your health and family life. Consequently, it is in your best interest to work with an experienced attorney after an accident.

Contact our Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

When to Get a Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The best time to get in touch with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is right after you have been injured by a negligent driver. If you wait too long to contact an attorney after your accident, you may lose crucial evidence needed to successfully litigate your case.

The Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath law firm is here to provide you the representation that you need if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We are committed to protecting your rights and building an effective case with the help of our experienced team of attorneys. We offer free initial consultations for our clients.

Contact our firm today to discuss your accident with a Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyer.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

After any accident, it is important to follow certain steps to protect yourself. When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, these steps are even more critical.

If you fail to take the correct actions after an accident, your chances of successfully filing a claim against the at-fault party may be compromised or your ability to receive full compensation for your injuries may be limited. As soon as possible after an accident, you should call 911 to report the accident and wait for assistance to arrive.

If you are seriously injured or cannot move, do not attempt to get up. Remain still until medical personnel arrive and take all necessary precautions to avoid further harm.

Seek medical attention even if you don’t believe you are injured. Injuries that may appear to be minor can cause greater problems later on. After you have ensured your safety, contact a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer for assistance with your insurance claim.

Brain Injuries From a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous kinds of accidents that can occur on the road. According to one estimate, motorcycle rider fatalities are almost 26 times more common than passenger fatalities in car crashes.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to understand how serious of an issue head injuries are for motorcyclists.

Brain injuries from a motorcycle accident can be life-altering. Even mild head injuries have been linked to serious long-term consequences, including memory loss, learning disabilities, and impaired cognitive function.

Get immediate medical treatment for brain injuries. If you are experiencing symptoms of a brain injury, including headaches, slurred speech, or impaired memory, go to the emergency room.

How a Boca Raton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Can Help

Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of motorcyclists after accidents. We have extensive experience in successfully litigating on behalf of our clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents.

By choosing Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath as your legal counsel, you can be confident that you will receive the highest level of service from an experienced team of attorneys. We pride ourselves on our excellence in litigation and customer service. If you have any questions, contact us today for a free consultation with a Boca Raton attorney.

Elements of a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, the at-fault party is typically liable for your injuries. It can be difficult to secure compensation for your damages without the assistance of an experienced attorney. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact our firm as soon as possible after the incident occurs. Accident claims can take a long time to resolve. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The elements that are required for you to prevail in your motorcycle accident case may include:

  • The at-fault driver was negligent.
  • You were injured in the accident.
  • Your injuries meet certain criteria, such as the injuries being serious enough to warrant a claim or your medical bills reaching a particular dollar amount set by the state.

What damages can I claim in a motorcycle accident lawsuit?

Economic Damages

Economic damages compensate you for financial losses that resulted from your injuries. They may include the following:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost wages.
  • Loss of earning capacity, if it can be proven that your injuries will interfere with your ability to work in the future.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate you for the emotional distress that resulted from your accident. These may include:

  • Physical or emotional scarring.
  • Loss of consortium, if your injuries caused a strain on your relationship.
  • Pain and suffering.

Punitive damages

Punitive damages are awarded by a judge when the defendant’s conduct is especially reckless or heinous.

For instance, if a motorist fled the scene of your accident and later was found to be intoxicated while operating another vehicle, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to non-economic and economic damages.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is any injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBIs occur when an external force causes damage to your brain. Motorcycle accidents are responsible for thousands of TBIs every year. Symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Headaches.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Impaired memory or concentration.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Loss of consciousness, which can last from several minutes to several months after the accident.

Concussions are categorized as a mild form of TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no such thing as a “concussion-proof” helmet. Even if you were wearing a helmet at the time of your accident, you could still suffer a concussion.

Road Rash

Road rash is a common injury that results from a motorcycle accident. It occurs when the skin on your body is scraped away as a result of sliding across the pavement after being thrown from your bike. Injuries from motorcycle accidents often lead to scarring and permanent disfigurement. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey & Fronrath as soon as possible.

We offer free case evaluations with an experienced Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyer.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are another common injury that results from motorcycle accidents. If you endure a broken bone, your doctor will typically recommend that you wear a cast while the bone heals. During recovery, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you believe your cast needs adjusting.

Some broken bones require surgery to set the bone correctly. If your doctor believes that your broken bone will need surgery, you may be referred to an orthopedic specialist for further treatment.

Internal Damage

Internal damage results from motorcycle accidents when your insides are damaged as a result of being thrown or run over by another vehicle.

If you have internal injuries, you may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Blood in your urine or stool.
  • Chest pain.
  • Back pain.
  • A feeling that you have to urinate or defecate even though nothing is coming out.
  • Sudden weight gain, which may indicate that your spleen has been ruptured.
  • In some cases, internal injuries can lead to death because it becomes difficult for you to breathe or maintain the functions of your major organs.

Contusions

A contusion, or bruise, is common following a motorcycle accident. If you were wearing protective gear at the time of your accident, you may only experience minor bruising.

However, if you were not wearing protective gear at the time of your accident or your protective gear did not function properly, your injuries could be more severe.

The impact of the accident can cause your skin to bruise, which can lead to scars if not properly treated.

Soft Tissue Damage

Your muscles, tendons, and ligaments are considered soft tissue.

If your soft tissue has been damaged, you can expect some of the following symptoms:

  • A dull, constant ache.
  • Difficulties moving the injured area.
  • Pain while attempting to stretch or contract your injured muscle or tendon.
  • In some cases, you may not realize that you have soft tissue damage because symptoms usually don’t appear until several days after an accident has occurred.

Neck and Back Injuries

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that caused your bike to flip over, there is a possibility that you could experience neck and back injuries.

If your neck or back was injured in the accident, you may experience some of the following symptoms:

  • A stabbing pain when attempting to turn your head.
  • Muscle spasms in your neck or back.
  • Severe pain in your upper or lower back.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to contact Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey & Fronrath as soon as possible so an experienced Boca Raton motorcycle accident lawyer can help you file a claim for damages.

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