Florida has a reputation for its sandy beaches and sunshine, but it also has another popular reputation: it’s one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists.
Based on 2020 data, there were thousands of motorcycle crashes in Florida that resulted in 600 motorcyclist fatalities, even though motorcycles represent just 3 percent of registered motor vehicles. Despite these low figures, motorcycles continue to be involved in a disproportionate number of fatal crashes, with motorcycle fatalities representing nearly 17 percent of all traffic crash deaths in Florida during the most recent five-year period.
Even in relatively minor collisions, motorcycle operators can be exposed to more serious injuries when compared to motorists in other vehicles.
Edward Reyes of The Reyes Firm has helped his fair share of motorcycle accident victims seek compensation for their injuries. He said several local motorcycle riding groups are loyal to his firm. He understands the nuances of these types of cases and the obstacles to overcome because of insurance limitations.
“The biggest challenge is the total cost of injuries and damage that occurs because of the accident, and many times insurance coverage doesn’t cover that dollar amount,” said Reyes. “We make sure the insurance companies do what’s right.”
It’s always helpful to seek the advice of a reputable motorcycle accident attorney who has the knowledge and expertise to recover the highest compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other damages directly or indirectly related to the injury.
Valrico resident Monica Rodriguez knows firsthand the fun and excitement (and dangers) of riding motorcycles in Florida. She and her husband belonged to LAMA (Latin American Motorcycle Association), enjoying frequent rides along Florida’s roadways. While Reyes has never represented her because of a motorcycle crash, he did represent her mother after she was involved in an automobile accident.
“I’ve known Eddie a long time and gave him a call right after my mom’s accident,” she said. “I have his cell number in my phone, and whenever my mom had a concern, all I had to do was call or text him and he’d get back to us right away.”
Rodriguez respects Reyes’ dedication to his clients as well as the community.
The Reyes Firm, located at 4730 N. Habana Ave., Ste. 201 in Tampa, is committed to its clients through diligent representation and constant communication. Its entire staff is bilingual, which gives native Spanish speakers critical understanding about their case.
In addition to motorcycle accidents, the law firm handles a range of accident claims and types, including car and truck accident claims, DUI accident claims, slip-and-fall claims and more.
“If you were involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in death or serious injuries and experience difficulty seeking compensation, give me a call and tell me your story,” Reyes said.
For more information about the Law Office of Edward J. Reyes, P.A., visit www.thereyesfirm.com. To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, call 813-421-3411.