Because of our warm climate and level roadways, man riders in South Florida are drawn to motorcycles, which can be used comfortably all year. Riders may use their motorcycles as transportation to work or school, or even just for leisure and entertainment. Unfortunately, motorcycles do not offer their riders the same protections as cars or trucks. Even when a driver is wearing protective gear, he or she still is at a higher risk of serious injury or death when involved in a motorcycle accident. In 2019 alone, there were close to 9,000 motorcycle crashes on Florida’s roadways. The majority of those accidents resulted in serious injuries or even deaths.
Motorcyclists have to be extra cautious on Florida’s roadways, just as car or truck drivers need to be more aware of motorcyclists. Yet though many motorcycle accidents could have been avoided or prevented, they continue to occur. Common causes include distracted driving, drunk driving, faulty motorcycles, road debris, and unexpected pedestrians on the road.
When a motorcycle accident happens, the effects can be serious and life-changing. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries such as burns, fractures, lacerations, spinal cord damage, and even traumatic brain injuries. After a serious motorcycle accident, victims need help navigating the complex legal field and fighting for maximum compensation. A personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit won’t undo the harm caused by the motorcycle accident, but it can provide greater financial security and stability for the victim and their loved ones.