Motorcycle Accidents

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Coral Gables Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

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If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Coral Gables motorcycle accident lawyers know how to effectively fight for you. We will work to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We know how to effectively represent injured motorcyclists in Coral Gables and beyond. Our team will fight for you and your rights. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Do not wait to seek legal guidance. Contact us today at (866) 629-1061to discuss your case with our team.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle accident refers to any incident involving a motorcycle, often resulting in damage to the motorcycle, injury to the rider and/or passenger, and sometimes even fatalities. These accidents can occur for various reasons, and they may involve collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, or stationary objects.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents involving motor vehicles include:

  • Distracted Driving: Motorists who are texting, using their phones, eating, or engaging in other distractions can fail to notice motorcycles on the road, leading to accidents.
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way: Drivers not yielding the right of way to motorcycles at intersections, when merging onto highways, or during lane changes can result in collisions.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Motorists who change lanes without signaling, checking blind spots, or giving motorcycles enough space can cause accidents when they inadvertently cut off or collide with riders.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver's reaction time and ability to stop in time to avoid a motorcycle in their path.
  • Impaired Driving: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs a driver's judgment and reaction time, making them more likely to collide with motorcycles.
  • Left-Turning Vehicles: Many motorcycle accidents involve vehicles making left-hand turns in front of oncoming motorcycles. The driver may misjudge the speed of the motorcycle or fail to see it altogether.
  • Following Too Closely: Tailgating motorcycles can lead to rear-end collisions, which are particularly dangerous for riders who can be thrown from their bikes.
  • Dooring Accidents: When occupants of parked cars open their doors without checking for oncoming motorcycles, riders can crash into the open door.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Uneven road surfaces, potholes, debris, and gravel can be hazardous to motorcycles, which have less stability than four-wheeled vehicles.
  • Weather Conditions: Rain, snow, ice, and fog can reduce visibility and traction, making motorcycles more susceptible to accidents.
  • Inexperienced Drivers/Riders: Both inexperienced motorcyclists and drivers may lack the skills and judgment needed to navigate traffic safely.
  • Mechanical Failures: Sometimes, motorcycle accidents occur due to mechanical failures, such as brake malfunctions or tire blowouts.
  • Blind Spots: Drivers may overlook motorcycles in their blind spots when changing lanes or making turns.

Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious or catastrophic injuries due to several factors that make riders more vulnerable compared to occupants of enclosed vehicles.

These factors include:

  • Limited Protection: Unlike cars and trucks, motorcycles lack the protective features of an enclosed cabin, such as seatbelts, airbags, and metal frames. When an accident occurs, motorcyclists are directly exposed to external forces.
  • Lack of Restraints: Motorcyclists are not restrained in their seats, so they can be thrown from their bikes upon impact, increasing the risk of severe injury.
  • Size Disparity: Motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than most other vehicles on the road. In collisions with larger vehicles, such as cars or trucks, the motorcycle and its rider often bear the brunt of the force, leading to more significant injuries.
  • High Impact Forces: The combination of high speeds and the relative lack of vehicle structure means that motorcycle accidents can involve extremely high impact forces, leading to severe injuries upon impact with the ground, other vehicles, or objects.
  • Road Rash: When a motorcyclist slides along the pavement during a crash, it can result in road rash, which is a painful abrasion of the skin. Road rash injuries can be severe and may require extensive medical treatment.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries are a major concern in motorcycle accidents, even when riders wear helmets. TBIs, such as concussions or more severe brain injuries, can have long-lasting effects on cognitive and physical function.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Motorcycle accidents can result in spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis or other permanent disabilities. The impact forces involved can damage the spinal cord, causing loss of sensation and motor function below the injury site.
  • Fractures and Orthopedic Injuries: Riders may suffer multiple fractures, including broken limbs, pelvis, and ribs, due to the high-energy forces involved in motorcycle accidents.
  • Internal Injuries: The compression and deceleration forces during a motorcycle crash can cause internal injuries, such as damage to the organs, internal bleeding, or ruptured blood vessels.
  • Burns: If a motorcycle catches fire in an accident or if hot engine parts come into contact with the rider, severe burns can result, leading to long-term pain and scarring.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: In addition to physical injuries, motorcycle accidents can result in emotional and psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, which can have a profound impact on a person's overall well-being.
  • Long-Term Disabilities: Many motorcycle accident injuries can lead to long-term or permanent disabilities, affecting a person's ability to work, perform daily tasks, or enjoy a normal quality of life.

How Our Coral Gables Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to know what to do next. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, our Coral Gables motorcycle accident lawyers can help you navigate the legal process, file a claim for compensation, and negotiate with the insurance company. If negotiations fail, we can take your case to court and fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, our Coral Gables motorcycle accident lawyers can help. Call (866) 629-1061 to learn more about your case.

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Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

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