You can’t go too many places in and around North Miami without coming across someone riding a motorcycle. The state of Florida has the second highest number of motorcycles in the country, with nearly 600,000. Motorcycles can offer riders a sense of freedom that they just can’t get in a regular vehicle. If you own one, we know you take all the appropriate steps to stay safe.
Unfortunately, you can’t control other drivers on the roadway.
If you’ve been in an accident while you were riding your motorcycles, the Dante Law Firm wants to help. We will provide you with experienced motorcycle attorneys in North Miami who can get you the compensation you deserve.
As much as we want to tell you that motorcycle accidents are rare, we know the statistics tell us a different story. In 2016, the latest reporting year, Florida had over 10,000 motorcycle accidents. There were over 500 fatalities and more than 8,000 injuries. That means that over 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in someone getting hurt or killed.
We know you take steps to be safe when you are riding, but other drivers tend to be careless around motorcycles. All too often, drivers follow motorcycles too closely. This can lead to them rear ending the motorcyclists, a dangerous situation for riders. The situation gets worse when other drivers operates while they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. If they are distracted by the phones, even for just a few seconds, they can seriously hurt motorcyclists.
When a vehicle strikes someone on a motorcycle, there is a high possibility that a major injury will occur. Motorcyclists simply do not have much protection from the thousands of pounds colliding into them that people in vehicles do. Not only do they have to suffer the impact of the vehicle, but also of the roadway.
Common injuries include serious road rash and bone injuries, but more serious internal injuries can occur. If a cyclist is struck hard enough, the potential for spinal cord and brain injuries is high.
Recovering from a motorcycle injury can be a long and arduous process. After the initial emergency is over you may need extended rehabilitation. The cost of the hospital stay and rehab can add up quickly. Along with physical injuries, victims of a motorcycle crash often report emotional symptoms and PTSD long after an accident occurs.
The Dante Law Firm wants to help. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else, we will ensure you have the best motorcycle accidents attorneys in North Miami. We know that your medical bills can pile up quickly and, if you have to miss work, lost income could seriously impact your ability to pay regular household bills. If you need extended rehabilitation to recover, we want to make sure you don’t have to worry about finances. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 305-949-2526 for a free consultation.