Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Winter Park
It is legal in the State of Florida for those over the age of 20 to operate a motorcycle without a helmet. However, insurance companies may attempt to shift the blame from the at-fault driver to the motorcyclist, and argue that the motorcyclist contributed to his or her injury by not wearing a helmet, even when the accident was not their fault. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and were not wearing a helmet, you need an experienced motorcycle attorney to handle your case. Failure to wear a helmet makes motorcyclists particularly vulnerable to traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in the event of an accident. TBI is a serious brain injury that can affect personality, speech, cognitive thinking, motor skills, and all other abilities. Many patients with a TBI are no longer able to work; most of those require full-time care and suffer extreme financial hardships as a result of mounting medical bills. The emotional trauma resulting from such brain injuries often affects the victim’s family, as well. In many cases, accidents that result in such serious injuries as TBI are the fault of reckless or negligent automobile or truck drivers. If someone you love has sustained a traumatic brain injury, our attorneys in Florida may be able to help you. Contact the Winter Park Law Offices of Richard Troutman for a review of your case today.