Today, we want to bring you a story from a bit out of our coverage area because it highlights some of the concerns we have when it comes to motorcyclist safety.
Two weeks ago, in Orlando, a woman was killed and a man was critically injured when a vehicle that was driving down the wrong side of the road crashed into their motorcycle. Charges are pending on the driver who caused the accident and, as of the latest reporting, a blood-alcohol test was pending.
In a state that has hundreds of thousands of motorcycles, we see this kind of thing all too often. Motorcyclists are vulnerable on the roadway and susceptible to negligent driver accidents. Do you know what to do if you have been injured in an accident?
If you need a Miramar motorcycle accident attorney, turn to the experienced team at the Dante Law Firm for help.
Because we have so many motorcycles in the state, we, unfortunately, see many motorcycle accidents. For the latest reporting year, Florida saw 10,331 total motorcycle crashes. Out of those, there were 515 fatalities and 8,256 injuries.
Injuries associated with motorcycle accidents are often severe. Even when a rider is wearing a helmet, they are susceptible to injuries. They just do not have the protections that regular vehicle passengers have. We commonly see spinal cord injuries, head, and brain trauma, broken and dislocated bones, lacerations, amputations, and severe soft tissue damage.
These injuries can add up to significant medical expenses, especially if surgery or rehabilitation is required. If a person is permanently disabled, they may need long-term medical care.
Why do these accidents happen?
All too often, drivers do not give motorcyclists the space they need on the roadway. Instead of treating them like other vehicles, they follow them too closely or simply ignore them all together.
All too often, we see that drunk drivers cause significant injuries to motorcyclists. Drivers who make the decision to drink and drive are jeopardizing the lives of everyone around them on the roadway. Often, these are high-speed accidents.
By now, we have all seen the commercials telling us about the consequences of texting and driving. Unfortunately, this is still a major problem. People who are focused on their phone screens are certainly not paying attention to the roadway.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, consider seeking legal assistance. We know that dealing with an accident and injuries is tough and that you do not have time to focus on finances, but your medical expenses will begin to pile up. If you are unable to work because of your injuries, you may struggle with your household bills as well.
At the Dante Law Firm, we will work with you to secure the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Miramar motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 305-949-2526.