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Motorcycle Accidents Lawyers PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Panama City, Florida

There are many types of motor vehicle accidents. Motorcyclists are at times more vulnerable to catastrophic injuries. Many motorcyclists take advantage of Florida’s roads to enjoy a ride. Some wear protective gear — like helmets, long leather clothing, and boots — to protect themselves from the dangers of the road and other motorists. Perry & Young, P.A., provides dedicated help to injured motorcyclists and seeks full compensation for their injuries. 

Call (850) 215-7777 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our team.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident refers to any incident involving a motorcycle that results in damage to property, injury, or death. These accidents can occur due to various factors, but they are mainly caused by driver negligence.

Some common causes involving motor vehicles include:

  • Driver Error: This is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. It includes actions such as speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield, distracted driving (e.g., texting or talking on the phone while driving), and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Lane Changing and Merging: Motorcycle accidents frequently occur when vehicles change lanes or merge without properly checking blind spots or signaling. This can lead to collisions if the motorcyclist is in the adjacent lane or merging into the same lane.
  • Left Turn Accidents: Accidents often happen when a vehicle makes a left turn at an intersection, cutting off an oncoming motorcycle. Sometimes, drivers misjudge the speed of the motorcycle or fail to see it altogether, resulting in a collision.
  • Dooring: This occurs when a motorist or passenger in a parked car opens the door into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, leading to a collision. It's crucial for drivers and passengers to check for oncoming traffic, including motorcycles, before opening car doors.
  • Following Too Closely: Tailgating or following a motorcycle too closely reduces the driver's reaction time and increases the risk of a rear-end collision if the motorcycle suddenly slows down or stops.
  • Failure to See Motorcycles: Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles on the road. Drivers often fail to notice them, especially in heavy traffic or when changing lanes. This lack of awareness can lead to accidents if drivers pull out in front of motorcycles or merge into their lanes.

Why Motorcycle Accident Claims Can Be Complex

Motorcyclists often face unique legal challenges in motorcycle accident claims due to various factors inherent to riding a motorcycle. Some of these challenges include:

  • Bias and Prejudice: There can be a bias against motorcyclists among insurance adjusters, jurors, and even law enforcement. Some people may hold stereotypes about motorcyclists being reckless or irresponsible, which can affect how they perceive fault in an accident.
  • Visibility: Motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles on the road, making it easier for other drivers to overlook them or misjudge their speed and distance. This can complicate determining liability in an accident, especially if the other driver claims not to have seen the motorcyclist.
  • Serious Injuries: Motorcycle accidents often result in more severe injuries compared to accidents involving other types of vehicles due to the lack of protection for riders. Severe injuries can lead to higher medical expenses, long-term disability, and loss of income, increasing the stakes in the legal process.
  • Comparative Negligence: Florida has comparative negligence laws, which means that the compensation a motorcyclist receives can be reduced if they are found to be partially at fault for the accident. Insurance companies may try to assign a percentage of fault to the motorcyclist to minimize their liability.
  • Limited Insurance Coverage: Motorcyclists may have limited insurance coverage compared to drivers of other vehicles, especially when it comes to uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This can make it more challenging to recover compensation, particularly if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
  • Complexity of Motorcycle Dynamics: Understanding the dynamics of motorcycle accidents requires specialized knowledge of how motorcycles operate and respond to different road conditions. Proving liability and demonstrating the cause of an accident often requires the expertise of accident reconstruction specialists and other professionals.

At Perry & Young, we understand the unique challenges that motorcyclists face in navigating the legal process after an accident. Our experienced team is dedicated to advocating for the rights of motorcyclists and ensuring that they receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages. 

From investigating the accident scene to negotiating with insurance companies and litigating in court if necessary, we are committed to providing personalized and effective legal representation every step of the way. If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, let us handle the legal complexities while you focus on your recovery. Trust Perry & Young to fight tirelessly for your rights and help you obtain the justice and compensation you need to move forward with your life.

Contact us today at (850) 215-7777 for a free case evaluation!

Seeking Full Compensation For Victims Of Motorcycle Accidents

Based in Panama City and representing clients throughout northern Florida, Perry & Young, P.A. can provide you with compassionate, dedicated, and experienced representation and sound advice regarding your motorcycle accident claim. You may have heard Perry & Young, P.A., discuss insurance issues on several local talk shows or heard about their reputation for delivering personal service and results to their clients. Perry & Young, PA is sympathetic to your tragedy and genuinely concerned for your well-being. Caring, Compassionate Representation Designed To Get You Results.

Your Dedicated Attorneys

  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

    "They treated me like family."
    Perry & Young Law Firm represented me with my discrimination case. Mrs. Jeanetta Brown conducted my intake and was a great pleasure to work with! From the beginning of initial contact to the end of my settlement, they treated me like family. The defendants wanted to treat me as a nuance, but my Perry & Young Law Firm didn’t treat me as such and made sure I was fairly compensated. I appreciate their patience, handling my case with care, and respect!
    - Brittany P.
    "The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming"
    Seriously so thankful to have found this firm. The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming and they are sharks they work hard you and put your needs first. Their communication is top tier they are patient and explain things to you so you can understand them. Thank you so much team Phillip you guys rock!
    - Lisa D.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
    - Charlize R.
    "They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.
    "Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative"
    Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative. They make a real difference both in and out of the office with their drive, ambition, and support.
    - Rebecca S.
    "Lance Berry genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others."
    I’m so very grateful for choosing this firm. Also I highly recommend Lance Berry! He has went above and beyond to help me. He genuinely and sincerely has compassion for others. He was very kind and understanding about my injuries and situations. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done. I am forever grateful and will spread the word to anyone I know whom needs help after an accident!!!
    - Jennifer W.
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  • America Top 100
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Contact The Panama City Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today.

For free answers to legal questions, check out Law Call at 10:35 pm CST on WMBB-News 13

To learn information about Florida laws or to discuss your motorcycle crash with an experienced personal injury lawyer, schedule a free consultation and case evaluation by calling us at (850) 215-7777 or filling out our intake form.

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