Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles are popular means of transportation in Florida. They are also a dangerous means of transportation. When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident the injuries are often much worse than those that would be suffered by the driver of a car. Unlike a driver, a motorcyclist does not have the chassis of a car to protect him or her. Instead, the only things preventing a motorcyclist from receiving injuries are the clothes on his or her back and a helmet. A collision can knock a motorcyclist off his or her bike, resulting in severe lacerations, broken bones, and spine and/or neck injuries. If you have been involved in a motorcyle accident, call an experienced Miami motorcycle accident lawyer today.
Florida Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Young motorcyclists are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident than older, more experienced riders. Across all types of accidents – including motorcycle accidents – over 25% of drivers who are injured are between the ages of 20 and 29. That same age group makes up over 27% of all traffic fatalities.
When a motorcyclist is at fault for an accident or crash, it is typically because the motorcyclist is driving too fast for traffic conditions or is driving aggressively (such as by following other vehicles too closely or weaving in and out of traffic). Conversely, when the driver of a passenger vehicle is at fault for a motorcycle accident, it is typically because the driver was not paying attention to the road around him or her and did not see the motorcyclist.
A six-year study conducted by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMC) in the early 2000s revealed the following trends:
- More than one out of every six Florida vehicle crashes take place in the Miami region;
- The Miami area consistently sees over 50,000 accidents a year, which is over 4,000 per month; and
- More than 20 percent of the crashes that took place in Miami-Dade County happened within the city limits of Miami.
Preventing Miami Motorcycle Accidents
- Motorcyclists can take several steps to reduce the likelihood that they will be involved in a motorcycle accident, including:
- Wearing protective gear that is also highly reflective and/or visible;
- Wearing a Department of Transportation (DOT)-approved helmet;
- Driving defensively and not traveling in another vehicle’s blind spot;
- Making sure the motorcycle is in good working order and all safety features (especially the brakes) are working properly.
Contact a Miami Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Spencer Morgan Law right away to discuss the facts of your case. Our Miami motorcycle accident lawyers are experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases and have the tools, resources, and experts necessary to show who was at fault in your case. We can help you get the compensation you deserve to address your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, and mental pain and suffering.