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A 4-Year Old Is In Serious Condition Today After Being Struck By A Motorcycle

There is no individual statistic that allows experts to know exactly how many people in the U.S. own a motorcycle or operate one on a regular basis.

However, states do maintain records of registered motorcycles. Independent research dating back to 2013 showed that there were approximately eight million motorcycles, with more than 574 thousand of them being registered in the state of Florida.

By most unofficial estimates, including those of hobbyists, Florida is the #2 motorcycle state. That compares to a total of more than 254 million registered cars throughout the U.S., including well over fifteen million in Florida.

The majority of motorcycle drivers are highly alert to road conditions and very aware of other people sharing the road with them. However, when a motorcycle operator is careless for even a few seconds, tragedy can strike — changing lives forever.

Children Are At Special Risk When It Comes To Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 28-year-old Corey Brendan Parker was in the westbound lane of 30A just before 10 p.m. on August 23, a Saturday.

The driver was operating a KTM motorcycle, year 2013. At the same moment, young Elias Ray was walking northward to cross the westbound lane and walked into Mr. Parker’s path.

No charges are expected to be filed in the incident. Mr. Parker is unhurt despite about $200 of damage to his vehicle. The boy, a resident of Tennessee, remains in the hospital.

Whenever You Are Out On The Road, Remember That Young Children Could Be In Peril

When it comes to accidents involving motorcycles, young children are at significant risk. They may act in an unexpected manner, making it difficult for even skilled motorcyclists to see them.

The risk is especially dire when other road conditions are not ideal: For example, when it is late at night, when the Florida weather hampers visibility, or when children cross far from a cross-walk. Many areas in Florida, such as Orlando, have a great deal of foot traffic from the young.

It’s important for all motorists to remain aware of children. Luckily, children’s safety is made a very high priority in most communities and appropriate signage is provided for motorists.

While it’s good to be aware of school zones and the times of day when young children are most likely to be out, an accident is even more likely to happen when a young person is not expected.

Don’t Let A Case “Get Away From You” If You Are A Motorcyclist

In this case, it seems that both parties to the accident will have a long road ahead of them in terms of moving on — but that the child stands to recover fully and there will not be charges.

However, it can be difficult for a motorcyclist to get a “fair shake” when it comes to an accident case. Public opinion can often be harsh when it comes to operators of motorcycles.

In the U.S. court system, only the facts should decide a case. If you have been in an accident you feel is not your fault, you deserve excellent legal representation to protect your rights. Another party may bear responsibility, and you could be entitled to money.

Jurors and even judges are people and they may come into a case with preconceived notions about a case. Great Florida motorcycle accident lawyers can help you establish the facts.

That includes not only investigating the circumstances that surround your accident, but helping to protect your good name and reputation in ways that are specific to motorcycle cases.

Call or email the team at today to learn more and get the information you need on your legal defense. We are always standing by to help you throughout Florida.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

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