Motorcycle Accident Information
Florida's sunny weather makes it the ideal place to ride a motorcycle. Unfortunately, the number of motorcycle crashes in our state has nearly doubled from 2000 to 2008, and there were 550 motorcycle fatalities in Florida in 2007 alone.
Motorcycle riders face a high risk of injury on the road, whether they are riding a Harley, dirt bike or a sport bike. Motorcycle accidents can cause particularly severe injuries due to the lack of protection motorcycles have for their riders. Minor accidents that cause no damage to the car or truck involved can result in devastating effects for the rider such as paralysis, brain damage or other life threatening or permanent injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Despite the commonly held belief that motorcycles are dangerous, a high percentage of incidents are caused by other drivers who failed to observe the motorcyclist. In fact, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration lists the following reasons for the majority of motorcycle accident in the United States:
- Distracted Drivers
- Motorist Negligence
- Excess Speed
- Defective Products
Fighting for a Fair Settlement
Federal statistics show that 98% of the fatalities in a collision with a vehicle will occur to the motorcyclist. It is important to seek compensation and justice for your accident so that you and your family can recover the financial compensation needed to pay for medical bills and other expenses. The Florida Law Group has extensive experience fighting for the rights of motorcyclists injured in accidents involving sport bikes, touring motorcycles, cruisers, dual-sport bikes and more. We may even be able to assist you if you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist. Whether your accident was caused by driver negligence, a reckless driver, hazardous road conditions, defective motorcycle parts or faulty workmanship, we will aggressively pursue damages.