According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a total of 15,797 Florida motorcycle crashes occurred during 2009 and 2010. Those crashes resulted in 15,613 injuries and 785 deaths to the motorcyclists and their passengers.
Ride Smart Florida statistics show that Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas, Broward, Volusia, Palm Beach, Duval, Lee and Brevard counties accounted for the largest number of motorcycle fatalities respectively in 2009.
Motorcycles are far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. A lack protective barrier between the driver and the road ultimately leaves motorcyclists in a very vulnerable position. Crashes are often caused by drivers of larger cars and trucks who:
Motorcycle riders at risk of serious trauma and catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries(paraplegia, quadriplegia), abrasions (road rash), fractures and lower extremity injuries (broken legs or arms), burns and even death. The costs and recovery (medical treatment, therapy) from a motorcycle crash can be extensive and expensive not to mention property damage.
We have handled hundreds of motorcycle, car and truck, accident cases and have achieved numerous multimillion-dollarverdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our consultations with potential motorcycle accident victims are free. If we take your case, we are only paid fees and costs of suit if we succeed in winning a recovery for you. We advance the costs of your case, too, so there’s no cost to you of bringing your lawsuit or claim.