Motorcyclist Dies In Multi-Vehicle Crash On US-17

Motorcyclist Dies in Multi-Vehicle Crash on US-17

According to a spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, a 23-year-old motorcyclist traveling southbound on US-17 was killed on Thursday afternoon after being involved in a wreck with two vehicles. The 23-year-old Leesburg man was traveling southbound on US-17 around 3pm behind a Dodge pickup truck when the motorcyclist failed to notice a pickup slowing down to make a left onto E. 4th Avenue. The motorcyclist rear-ended the truck, which was being driven by a 62-yearold man and then crossed onto the northbound lane into a head-on crash with another pickup truck, driven by a 70-year-old man. Troopers dispatched to the crash found the street littered with pieces of the pickup and the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was airlifted to a nearby hospital and later succumbed to his injuries. The two drivers of the pickup trucks were unharmed. The Florida Highway Patrol did not release the identities of people involved in the motorcycle accident as the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Motorcycle Wrecks in South Florida

Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be extremely serious or non-life threatening depending on the type of motorcycle accident. Some of the most common bodily injuries sustained in motorcycle wrecks include minor injuries such as fractures, broken bones, disfigurement, burns, and road rash. In some motorcycle accidents, the injuries can be much more serious and rise to the level of catastrophic injuries. Most catastrophic injuries affect the
brain in some way. In fact, the most common catastrophic injuries sustained in motorcycle  accidents are traumatic brain injuries or “TBI” for short. Other forms of catastrophic injuries may include amputations, spinal cord injuries, and even paralysis in the most severe motorcycle crashes. Recovery from catastrophic injuries can be extremely challenging. In addition, most of the medical expenses associated with treating catastrophic injuries exceed the average amount of insurance coverage carried by most drivers and motorcyclists in South Florida. If you or someone you love were hurt in a motorcycle accident, it is extremely vital that you get the help of a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side who knows the law in Florida and can protect your interests. Our team of skilled motorcycle accident lawyers can make a huge difference in your case. The type of injuries that are sustained in a motorcycle accident case and the ability to understand how a motorcycle accident occurs is critical. Here is a quick break down of some of the injuries commonly sustained in motorcycle accidents:

Neck and Back Injuries: neck and back injuries usually affect the spinal column. Minor neck and back injuries may cause inflammation, but more serious neck and back injuries may cause severe pain due to pinched nerves. Spinal cord injuries can result in a broken back or fractured spine; a herniation or compression injury; loss of bladder or bowel control; paralysis; paraplegia; quadriplegia; or even death.

Soft tissue injuries: injuries that are not ordinarily apparent on the usual types of examinations conducted after a major accident (examples: X-ray, CT scan, or MRI). These injuries are usually caused by a sprained or strained ligament. These injuries usually heal with time and medical treatment but can sometimes be permanent.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (“TBI”): The most serious injury a motorcyclist can get in a motorcycle accident. In some cases, an injured victim may suffer a small concussion which may get better with time. In serious cases, an injured victim may enter a coma or sustain permanent damage to their brain.

Disfigurement injuries: Due to the serious nature of certain injuries motorcyclists can be left with permanent injuries, ugly and disfiguring scars as well as disfiguring injuries that can result in lifelong psychological consequences.

Road Rash injuries: these injuries occur when abrasions form abrasion forms on the skin after coming into contact with an abrasive surface like a roadway or street.

Disfigurement injuries: Due to the serious nature of certain injuries motorcyclists can be left with permanent injuries, ugly and disfiguring scars as well as disfiguring injuries that can result in lifelong psychological consequences.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in South Florida Today!

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in South Florida, our firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve to recover from your injuries. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Suarez & Montero have been helping motorcycle accident injury victims for over 19 years in South Florida! We urge you to reach out today and schedule a consultation with one of our  experienced motorcycle accident lawyers. Our Law Firm’s history of extraordinary representation and success in motorcycle accident cases and many other types of personal injury claims has earned us great praise from former injury clients, as well as high reviews on Google! For over 19 years, we have delivered quality legal representation for people who have been injured in all types of motorcycle accidents across South Florida. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation. Obtaining evidence in a motorcycle accident case can take a lot of time and effort!

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas:

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester.

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