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In Miami-Dade, the popularity of motorcycles combined with a growing population makes motorcycle safety an important issue. In recent years, the number of motorcycle crashes, fatalities, and injuries in both the state of Florida and the United States has increased. The following are the most recent motorcycle statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHSTA).
Motorcycle Injuries are usually always severe, largely because the rider or passenger has no protection from impact with a motorized vehicle, pavement or a fixed object.
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Information from death certificates issued from 2010 to 2013 show that 38% of motorcycle traffic fatalities were associated with a traumatic brain injury, over 30% sustained injuries to multiple body regions, 31% with injuries to unspecified body regions, and 11% with injuries to the thorax. Death certificates do not provide all the information about the nature of injuries; therefore, nearly 100% of certificates cited at least one unspecified injury as an immediate or contributing cause of death.
In the state of Florida, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas, Broward, Volusia, Palm Beach, Duval, Lee and Brevard counties accounted for the largest number of motorcycle fatalities respectively in 2014.
The two most common types of principal injuries requiring hospitalization in motorcycle crashes are fractures and injuries to internal organs. In cases involving nonfatal injuries among motorcycle riders that required hospitalization from 2010 to 2014, the highest percentage of hospitalizations were for lower extremities injuries, followed by traumatic brain injuries and torso injuries. For injuries to motorcycle riders that did not require hospitalization, over half involved upper and lower extremity injuries. The balance of the injuries sustained includes superficial wounds and fractures.
As the above statistics reveal, motorcycle accidents can cause all kinds of life-threatening injuries and often death. You don’t want to be the next motorcycle accident statistic in Miami-Dade County. Because the Law Offices of Victor Dante have helped dozens of victims of terrible motorcycle accidents in North Miami Beach, they believe it is very important to pass on as much information as possible to help prevent future tragedies.
By following these simple steps you can greatly reduce your risk of being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.
“Conspicuity”, is a key to preventing motorcycle accidents. What this means is simply making yourself noticeable or conspicuous. There are so many distracted drivers on the roads and time and time again we have heard them say that they just didn’t see the motorcycle prior to a crash. To avoid the risk of not being seen, the more conspicuous you are when riding a motorcycle, the better. Keeping your headlamps on, both during the night and day, and wearing high-visibility yellow, orange or bright red jackets are two ways to insure you are more visible.
In the State of Florida, you are required to have a motorcycle specific license to drive a motorcycle. There are rules and regulations that must be followed locally in Miami and throughout the state of Florida. Statistics show that the bulk of riders involved in motorcycle wrecks were taught how to ride by friends or relatives or were even self taught. By participating in a motorcycle rider training course, you can reduce your risk of having an accident.
In Miami, it is not unlawful to drive a motorcycle without a helmet, but wearing a helmet is shown to prevent serious injuries in accidents. Regardless of the fact that helmet use is not mandatory, helmets are effective. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets reduce the chance of a fatality in a crash by 29%. In addition to head protection, wearing heavy boots, jackets, and gloves while motorcycling is very effective in protecting victims of accidents from less deadly injuries, such as lacerations, abrasions, and “road rash”.
In Miami-Dade County and all of South Florida, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of a motorcycle accident, call the Law Offices of Victor Dante, P.A. at 305-949-2526 to contact a motorcycle accident attorney now.The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t HESITATE! You may have a valid motorcycle accident law suit in Miami and be entitled to monetary damages and compensation for your motorcycle personal injury and auto accident claim. Remember, every accident or personal injury claim must be filed prior to expiration of its statute of limitations.