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Statistics And More About Motorcycle Accidents

Florida is a great place for owning and riding a motorcycle. The pristine weather is excellent for hitting the open road year round. Plus, there are plenty of sites to see and events to attend. For example, the Veteran’s 4 A Cause Run is scheduled to take place at Niko’s Roadhouse in Hernando on January 27th. It only costs a mere $10 per person, and the proceeds go to a good cause. They will be for a veteran’s wife that is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

If an individual doesn’t want to attend a function, there are loads of things they can do on their own and still let the wind whip through their hair. They can ride up and down the coastline to take in the beautiful scenery or head to an amusement park to have a fun-filled day. The possibilities are endless as the Sunshine State has lots and lots to offer. However, it is of the utmost importance for the rider to be careful, obey traffic laws, and watch for potential dangers.

Should they fail to do so, they might wind up being involved in an accident. Of course, everything doesn’t land on the shoulders of the motorcyclist though. Other drivers must also pay attention and be on the lookout for these two-wheel enthusiasts. After all, nobody wants to be at fault for any type of collision.

Motorcycle Crashes Are Unforgiving

Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute shows that 5,172 riders were killed in wrecks in 2017. Those deaths accounted for 14-percent of all motor vehicle deaths for the year. So, as anyone can clearly see, there are risks involved in becoming a motorcyclist. Aside from death, riders can sustain other injuries too such as…

• Road Rash
• Burns And Lacerations
• Loss Of Limbs
• Fractured And Broken Bones
Traumatic Brain Injuries

Helmets and clothing only provide so much protection. There is no roof or doors on a motorcycle. They don’t come equipped with seat belts, airbags, or other safety equipment. Thus, Florida drivers need to be mindful of their surroundings, and with any luck, the action will help reduce the number of mishaps on our streets.

Consider Contacting A Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If a motorcyclist becomes injured due to another party’s negligence, he or she may be entitled to a fair compensation amount for their wounds. They are usually left unable to work and have no money coming in. The settlement can assist them in paying for medical bills, recovery costs, and other expenses. Attempting to go it alone often turns into a nightmare.

The defendant’s insurance company does not have your best interests in mind. Rather, their only concern is to avoid dishing out a hefty sum. They are often tricky and sneaky. For instance, many insurers are starting to include fine printing in contracts that signs a person’s rights to compensation away. These items typically don’t hold up in court, but they can delay the proceeding and bring it to what seems like a crawl. In delaying, delaying, and delaying some more, the organization attempts to get the victim to settle for a minimal figure. Don’t get taken advantage of by letting our motorcycle accident attorney fight for you.

The initial case review is free, and personal injury cases are paid via a contingency fee. In other words, you only pay if compensation is recovered. Those still not convinced that the firm is right for them should feel free to check out the reviews on our site and ask around about the service. Then, once they decide to move forward, reliable and trustworthy legal help is just a phone call away.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Statistics And More About Motorcycle Accidents

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