Experienced Orlando Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
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Florida’s almost year-round amazing weather makes motorcycles a very popular mode of transportation. In fact, Daytona Beach hosts one of the largest motorcycle events in the country during Bike Week. Unfortunately, that makes motorcycle accidents here in Central Florida all too common. If you’ve been in a motorcycle crash, it’s crucial you find an injury attorney willing to fight for you in these tough cases against the insurance companies. At The Orlando Injury Law Firm we provide free consultations to all potential clients involved in a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle riders are at a far higher risk of sustaining serious injuries compared to normal motorists. As a result, riders will usually require far more medical treatment which means far more medical bills. Lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and future damages all are parts of a motorcycle injury claim. The injury lawyers here at The Orlando Injury Law Firm have years of experience handling personal injury claims including motorcycle accident claims.
Florida’s Helmet Law
Under Florida Statute 316.211, all motorcycle riders must wear protective headgear, this includes bother the driver and passengers. It’s always a good idea to wear a helmet, however, there are some exceptions to the law. Here are the three exceptions listed in the statute at the time of this writing:
- any person in an enclosed cab
- any person 16 years of age or older who is operating or riding upon a motorcycle powered by a motor with a displacement of 50 cubic centimeters or less or is rated not in excess of 2 brake horsepower and which is not capable of propelling such motorcycle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on level ground.
- a person over 21 years of age may operate or ride upon a motorcycle without wearing protective headgear securely fastened upon his or her head if such person is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle.
If you fall into one of these exceptions the value your motorcycle accident case could be greatly affected. Having an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who is aware of these exceptions can make all the difference.
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Attorney Nick Childress is the founder and lead attorney at The Orlando Injury Law Firm. Nick has dedicated his entire legal career to representing injury victims all over Central Florida in a variety of injury cases ranging from car accidents to slip and falls. Nick’s first entrance into the legal field was working for one of the nation’s largest personal injury law firms. It was at this firm, handling hundreds of cases at one time, that Nick saw the reality of large volume mega firms. Nick witnessed first-hand how large caseloads and quick turnover didn’t allow for the close personal attention, the clients or the case, required and deserved.
Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Nick attended Dr. Phillips High School. Like many locals, Nick had multiple summer jobs working at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. With a personal injury lawyer for a parent, representing injured plaintiffs was in his DNA. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Legal Studies, Nick went on to receive his J.D. from Barry University School of Law in Orlando. Nick is married to his lovely wife Daniela and the father of two beautiful children, Olivia and Vincent.