Motorcycle Accidents

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Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accident Claims

More than 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist, and motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than passenger vehicle occupants. While motorcycles are less stable than passenger vehicles and do not offer the same occupant protection characteristics, many motorcycle accidents occur when other drivers fail to share the road.

If your motorcycle accident or that of a loved one was caused by someone else’s negligence and resulted in serious injury or death, you may be entitled to compensation. Maaswinkel Law, P.A. can help you understand your rights and take legal action if appropriate.

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What To Do if You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident

The moments following your accident can be intense. Your first priority should always be your immediate safety. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident you should:

  • Move away from traffic or danger if possible
  • Call 911 and request medical assistance
  • If possible, collect the contact information of other drivers involved
  • If possible, gather witness statements
  • Give a police statement and collect the officers badge number
  • Seek professional medical assistance

It’s recommended that you avoid discussing the accident with others involved and with the insurance company until consulting an attorney. A majority of the time, the insurance company’s top priority to reduce the amount of money you receive from them and anything you tell them may be used to reduce the amount of money you are given. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident you may benefit from the guidance and expertise of a skilled attorney.

Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

It’s hard to prepare for the unexpected. Many drivers are unaware they are sharing the road with motorcycles and don’t see them when changing lanes, stopping, or turning. Motorcycle accidents are most often caused by:

  • Unsafe road conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Defective motorcycle parts
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Wrong turns
  • Speeding

Motorcycle Laws in Florida

To legally ride a motorcycle in Florida, you must be properly licensed and wear a helmet. These laws are laid out in §322.12(5)(a) and §316.211 of the 2019 Florida Statutes. To get licensed, motorcyclists must take and pass the Basic RiderCourse (BRC) through a Florida Rider Training Program (FRTP) authorized Sponsor. No one under 16 will be licensed to operate a motorcycle.

While riding, you must wear both protective headgear and a device that protects your eyes. The only exceptions to these rules involve passengers on certain motorcycles and individuals over 21 who carry up to $10,000 in insurance benefits for injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents.

If a $10,000 insurance policy seems steep, keep in mind that this policy may not even begin to cover the extent of your injuries in a serious motorcycle crash.

When your insurance does not cover the damage, our Orlando motorcycle accident firm may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. 
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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

The most common injuries in motorcycle accidents are traumatic brain injuries. Motorcyclists who do not wear helmets are 3 times more likely to suffer these kinds of injuries.

Other common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Road rash
  • Facial injuries
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Lower-extremity injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Scarring
  • Death

Getting into a motorcycle accident is a serious event. If you suffer any of the injuries above, make sure you seek immediate medical attention.

Once you are stable, our Orlando motorcycle accident lawyers can help you work through the legal aftermath.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

In 2018, 63% of motorcycle accidents were multi-vehicle crashes. When cars, trucks, and other vehicles are involved in motorcycle collisions, motorcyclists bear the brunt of the consequences. To make matters worse, other drivers frequently cause motorcycle accidents.

Negligent behaviors that lead to motorcycle crashes include:

  • Failing to check blind spots
  • Improper left turns and lane changes
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Speeding
  • Sudden stops
  • Aggressive driving
  • Road rage
  • Driving under the influence
  • Distracted driving
  • And more

If someone else caused your motorcycle accident while acting in any of the ways described above, Maaswinkel Law, P.A. can help you pursue a claim against the at-fault party.

Get Legal Help Today

Attorney Gregory C. Maaswinkel has been fighting for injured Florida residents since 1997. As the leader of our legal team, he offers our clients genuine and thorough representation and helps ensure justice is served. Maaswinkel Law, P.A. has won millions on behalf of our clients, and we want to help you, too.

Learn more about what we can do for you after a tragic motorcycle accident by calling us at or reaching out online to schedule a case review.

All initial consultations are free, and you will not owe us any legal fees unless we win your case.

What Sets Us Apart

Truck Accident


43-year-old female client rear-ended by a landscaper pick-up truck in Orlando, Florida. She underwent neck surgery and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The insurance company denied that the truck accident caused a brain injury.

Workers’ Compensation Injury


A 55-year-old male client injured on the job when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his work vehicle in Brevard County, Florida. As a result of the accident, he injured his left shoulder rotator cuff and underwent a lower back lumbar fusion paid for by workers’ compensation. His wife recovered compensation for loss of consortium (the damage to their marital relationship).

Car Accident


A 40-year-old female client was involved in a rear-end car accident in Polk County, Florida. As a result of the accident, she suffered injuries to her neck and back. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered $9,000.00 to settle without a lawsuit. We refused to accept that offer and filed a lawsuit for our client. The insurance company hired a doctor who testified the accident was not the cause of her current pain but rather her pain was due to her age and weight.

Tractor Trailer Accident


A 10-year-old male client that was a passenger in an SUV when it was hit by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver was traveling at an unsafe speed for the weather conditions on a rural country road in Lake County, Florida. He sustained broken legs as a result of the truck accident. The insurance and trucking company wrongfully claimed our client was not seat belted in the SUV.

Truck Driver Injured at Work


Combined personal injury and workers compensation recovered for a 41-year-old male truck driver who was injured while on the job in Manatee County, Florida.

Construction Site Injury


This is a feature block that you can use to Combined personal injury and workers compensation recovered for a 44-year-old male construction worker injured on a construction site in Titusville, Florida when a subcontractor driving a truck negligently backed into our client, pinning his hand to a concrete structure.

Car Accident


We won a combined personal injury and underinsured motorist (UM) recovery for a 61-year-old female client who was driving a vehicle in Sanford, Florida when the defendant changed lanes and struck her in the passenger side.

Careless Driving Accident


We recovered $350,000 for a 42-year-old male client who was rear-ended by a careless driver in Sarasota, Florida.

Slip & Fall on the Job


We won a combined personal injury and workman compensation recovery for a 36-year-old male client who was injured on the job when he slipped and fell on ice cubes while delivering food supplies to the back kitchen of a restaurant in Jupiter, Florida.

Slip & Fall a Thrift Store


We recovered $295,000.00 for a 56-year-old female who slipped and fell on a handicap ramp at a thrift store in Orlando, Florida.