Summertime is nearly upon us as the first day of summer is June 21, 2019. So, until the winter months roll around again, there are sure to be plenty of motorcycle riders out on the highways, and why not? Florida is a great place to hit the open road on two wheels. The weather is typically spectacular, and there are loads of sights to see. There is just something about the rumbling of these vehicles leave owners craving to take them out for a spin again and again.
According to Statista, California had the most motorcycle registrations as of 2017 with 842,543. Meanwhile, the report reveals that Florida came in second with 586,267. That is a lot of motorbikes in a single place. Not to mention, travelers also come to the Sunshine State on these vehicles regularly to attend rallies and events or just soak in the beauty of this magnificent state.
However, motorcycle riders, passenger vehicle drivers, and tractor-trailer operators must use caution and share the roadways. If they fail to do so, an accident could occur in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Some riders wear helmets and protective clothing to safeguard them from collisions, but the equipment usually isn’t enough to stop them from sustaining injuries altogether. Other motorcyclists choose not to wear anything at all for protection. Either way, the results can be devastating if riders collide with a car, truck, SUV, van, or big-rig.
Potential Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Every crash is different and unique. Therefore, wounds will vary from one to the next. Still, though, there are many potential injuries that riders can obtain. Some of them include but are not limited to…
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Fractures And Broken Bones
While many people believe that loss of life is not all that common, the issue happens more frequently than they might think. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, motorcycle deaths accounted for 14-percent of all motor vehicle deaths in 2017 with an astonishing number of 5,172. Those that do escape the situation with their lives intact tend to have a long road to recovery ahead of them.
After all, injured riders need surgeries, physical therapy, and more to overcome their issues. Heck, many of them even require counseling to get their mind right again. One thing is for certain, the cost of receiving such services is extremely high. Plus, the motorcyclist is usually not working because of the damages. Hence, paying for everyday expenses like rent, lights, and groceries can become difficult. Thankfully, there is a solution if it can be proven that another party was at fault.
Put Stellar Legal Representation In Your Corner
Florida law dictates that an individual must show their injuries were a direct result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness to receive restitution. This task is easier said than done when persons choose to go it alone. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 14 years under their belts in representing Florida residents. In other words, they have the experience and know-how to navigate the legal system and get you the settlement that you deserve. The team builds the strongest case possible through…
• Accident Reconstructions
• Cellular Phone Histories
• Witness Statements
• Accident Reports
• Driver Records
• Security Camera Footage And More
So, if you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, and believe another party is to blame, contact our office for a free case review today. The personal injury attorneys will fight tooth and nail to get you a fair settlement. Also, if the proceeding goes to trial, the firm has the means to take it the distance.