Motorcycle riding season is here! The conclusion of Daytona Bike Week 2012 and Spring Break coming to a conclusion means only one thing; Motorcycle accidents are going to increase in Ponte Vedra and elsewhere across Florida. As a Motorcyclist and a Ponte Vedra Motorcycle Accident Attorney, I know the risks involved when people take to the roads on their bikes. A recent example of the Dangers involved in Motorcycle riding occurred last Saturday.
In this recent case a 19 year old Palm Coast boy lost his life following a Motorcycle Accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) he lost control of his bike and collided with a palm tree. The boy was taken to a Florida Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Also, the boy had 17 year old Lauren Kashtan as his passenger. Luckily, she survived the accident and is currently listed in critical condition.
This was a tragic accident that left one boy dead and a young girl severely injured. However, the family of the girl is not without recourse. They could potentially file a Ponte Vedra Negligence Action against the estate/family of the driver. If the family proceeds under a Ponte Vedra Negligence Action, they will have to prove a duty, a breach of said duty, causation, and damages that resulted because of the Negligence to be successful in their action. If successful they could recover for medical bills, pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages, etc.
A Ponte Vedra Negligence and Personal Injury Actions can be complex and time consuming, especially when dealing with the recovery of a loved one. That is where the advice and counsel of a Ponte Vedra Motorcycle Accident Attorney could prove to be invaluable. They can review your case, make the proper determinations, and make sure your rights are being protected while your family recovers.