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Motorcycle Accidents

For the past 20 years, our trial attorneys have successfully brought claims on behalf of victims of defective design in motorcycles. Our firm obtained a $19,800,000 award against Honda when our client was paralyzed after his Honda rubber tipped side stand failed to retract on a left hand curve throwing the motorcycle out of control. In that case, the firm secured the largest jury verdict in American history against Honda.

Leesfield & Partners has resolved a large number of claims where motorcycle operators were crushed by other vehicles on the road. Some of our clients were lucky in that they only sustained orthopedic injuries that a surgery or two could fix. Others were not as lucky, sustaining injuries from permanent spinal injuries, paralysis, amputation of limbs, to death.

One of the reasons for such devastating injuries to motorcycle operators is the law. In the state of Florida, only riders aged 21 or younger are required to wear a helmet, without exception. Riders older than 21 years old can ride their motorcycle without a helmet as long as they have health insurance. With tropical weather and sunshine year-round, South Florida attracts a lot of motorcycle riders and consequently, there is a high number of motorcycle accidents on South Florida roads. In 2014, Florida accounted for 2,494 motorcycle deaths, more than 6 each and every day. In a majority of these fatal accidents, riders did not wear a helmet, which otherwise may have saved their lives.

It is important for people who have been involved in a motorcycle accident to seek and retain the right law firm for their claim. A law firm with the experience and track record that evidences a clear understanding of the difficulties and singularities of a motorcycle accident claim. The firm recently obtained a $4,750,000 verdict in another products liability case involving a motorcycle. In another case, our client was operating his motorcycle lawfully when a visiting tourist made an illegal U turn in front of him, leaving him with serious leg injuries requiring surgery. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.

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I have known Ira for several decades and without a doubt he represents the best of the profession- a never ending commitment to his clients and a perpetual desire for learning and sharing his expertise with his colleagues. Richard
I found, and still find, that Ira’s firm will evaluate the case fairly and provide the client with a reasonably expectation of the process involved and will avoid giving false hope where there is none. Also Ira’s firm consistently keeps in constant touch with the client as well as referring attorneys so each knows the progress of a case. Finally I can tell you that if I personally were injured, Ira Leesfield is the first person I would call. Michael Browning
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Our family highly recommends the team at Leesfield & Partners. Every step of the way, Barbie Leon was there to make sure we were updated on the progress of the case as well as answer any questions we had. Barbie was in constant communication with our family. She is thoughtful and caring and worked hard to make sure we understood everything that was happening around us. Linda