Motorcycle clubs are made up of groups of people who come together and share a love of riding. You might see various motorcycle clubs (MCs) cruising down the interstate in groups, as many will ride together when going to various motorcycle events throughout the state and beyond.
Florida’s known for a high percentage of motorcyclists because of the sunny weather and smooth riding on flat highways. There are many different types of MCs throughout Florida, and seeing them ride together on the road isn’t an uncommon sight. Unfortunately, bikers in these riding clubs fall victim to motorists not paying attention and crashing into them – causing severe motorcycle accident injuries and fatalities. An Orlando motorcycle club accident lawyer could provide legal assistance.
Motorcycle clubs are typically a group of individuals who live in the same community, enjoy riding motorcycles and want to share the experience together. Other times, MCs are formed based on everyone having the same make of motorcycle – like a Harley Davidson or BMW bike.
Another common type of MC is with members having a common interest, such as sobriety or wanting to be a part of a fellowship. Sometimes clubs are made up of groups of people in the military, who are firefighters, police officers, or who are in a faith-based ministry. Many people who have a preconceived notion of what someone in a motorcycle club looks like might be surprised to learn that your neighbor or fellow church member belongs to one.
In Orlando, some of the most popular types of motorcycle clubs are those that own Harley Davidson bikes – also known as HOGs (Harley Owner Groups). Owners of Suzuki and Ducati bikes are also famous for riders who prefer a racing feel rather than cruising. Some of the most popular motorcycle clubs in Florida include:
Most of these motorcycle clubs are formed by respectable, law-abiding citizens. It’s important to remember that while there’s a tendency to stereotype MC members as tough, bar-brawling individuals, most are good-natured and love the sport of riding a motorcycle.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to be killed in a crash than motorists are. Accidents that occur at low speeds that hardly affect a passenger vehicle driver can result in severe injuries for a motorcyclist. A variety of factors cause accidents involving motorcycle club riders. The most popular cases include the following:
These scenarios for motorcycle accidents are examples of the types of cases we handle at The Umansky Law Firm. No matter the circumstances, we are the motorcycle club accident attorneys in Orlando who will fight for motorcycle accident victims.
Florida is a comparative fault state. That means that each party involved in an accident is given a percentage of fault. That percentage of fault can significantly affect the liability and damage an accident victim receives in a lawsuit. If the state believes that a motorcyclist did something to cause the accident, the amount of fault attributed to them can impact their ability to receive damages for pain, lost wages, medical bills, etc. The motorcycle accident attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm are fully prepared to oppose and overcome the state’s case of comparative negligence, contributory negligence, and assumption of risk.
Individuals in Central Florida who are a part of a motorcycle or riding club often suffer brutal injuries when involved in an accident with another vehicle. Sometimes a collision can result in more than one motorcyclist getting hurt, and the injuries can be as severe as head trauma, paralysis, or even death. Without the protection of seatbelts, airbags, and the insulated four walls that surround passenger vehicle drivers, motorcyclists simply don’t have much to protect them when they’re out on the road. That’s why Attorney William D. Umansky and his team of motorcycle accident attorneys are so dedicated to fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims.
If you or someone close to you has been involved in a motorcycle club accident in Central Florida or anywhere in the state, contact a motorcycle club accident attorney at The Umansky Law Firm to get started on your free consultation and case evaluation. We won’t collect any attorneys’ fees unless we secure compensation for you through a verdict or settlement in your favor.
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