Ocala Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The thrill of riding the open road appeals to many Florida motorcyclists, yet operating a motorcycle is a risky undertaking. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you have likely suffered physical harm and financial losses, including medical bills, costs of rehabilitation, and lost wages. At Marianne Howanitz, P.A., we understand the challenges facing injured motorcyclists and passengers, as well as their families. Often, other drivers are responsible for motorcycle accidents, with distracted drivers and drunk drivers causing many motorcycle accidents every year. Unfortunately, however, people often blame motorcyclists when a crash occurs. Ocala motorcycle accident lawyer Marianne Howanitz knows how to overcome this bias and maximize compensation for motorcyclists.
Legal Representation Tailored to the Needs of Injured Motorcyclists
According to recent statistics, Florida leads the nation in motorcycle crash deaths, and, overall, motorcycle accidents are on the rise in Florida—according to the most recent statistics, motorcyclist deaths climbed 30% between 2014 and 2015. Also troubling, motorcycles account for only 3% of registered vehicles, yet they are involved in 20% of vehicle fatalities in the state. Many of these accidents occur when a car or truck driver violates a motorcycle’s right of way.
Marianne Howanitz, P.A. is passionate about advocating for motorcyclists’ rights and delivering justice—and fair compensation—to motorcyclists and their families. We handle claims involving:
- Distracted Car & Truck Drivers
- Improper Turns
- Failure to Stop or Yield
- Erratic Lane Changes
- Following Too Closely
- Drunk Driving
- Poor Road Conditions
- Defective Motorcycle Parts
- Defective Helmets
You may be an experienced motorcyclist, obeying all driving laws and taking every safety precaution, but the negligence or careless decisions of other drivers can still have disastrous consequences. As a motorcycle rider, you enjoy all the same rights and privileges as every other driver on the road. However, because a motorcyclist’s body is exposed to direct contact with the colliding car and the road, motorcycle accidents often result in serious injury or even death to the motorcyclist. Despite being exposed to more physical harm or choosing to ride without a helmet, the at-fault driver is responsible for all the motorcyclist’s injuries and damages.
Get the Legal Support You Need after a Motorcycle Accident
In our experience, motorcycle accidents are often not the motorcyclist’s fault. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the fastest way to find out if you have a personal injury claim is to schedule a free consultation with Marianne Howanitz. Ms. Howanitz personally handles every single case that comes across her desk and works tirelessly to ensure her clients rights and interests are protected. Our Ocala motorcycle accident lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve, and you won’t pay a penny until she comes through for you.