Florida Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
In Florida, motorcycle accident attorneys provide a valuable service in representing the victims or family members of victims who sustained bodily injuries, medical expenses, lost wages and/or pain and suffering due to the negligence of another motorist or motorcyclist. No one ever expects to be involved in a motorcycle accident, but thousands of serious accidents occur on Florida's busy roadways every year. Unfortunately, any motorcycle crash has much higher odds of ending tragically. In fact, the Department of Safety research suggests that a motorcyclist is over 15 times more likely to be a fatality in a traffic accident than a passenger in an enclosed vehicle. In the majority of Florida's multiple-vehicle accidents involving a motorcycle, the fault is usually that of another driver.
Cause of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida
Although special interest groups and governmental safety agencies continue to conduct studies, over the past thirty years, the Hurt Report is still considered to be the most encompassing motorcycle accident study of all time. Some statistics related to the known cause of motorcycle accidents in Florida include:
- 75% of accidents involve another vehicle
- 50% of fatal motorcycle accidents involve alcohol
- 66.6 % of accidents are caused by failure to yield right of way
- Vehicle failure occurs in less than 3% of accidents
- Weather is not a factor in 98% of accidents
- Rider error causes 66.6% of single-vehicle accidents
- Failure to see motorcycle is the number #1 cause of accidents
Another common cause of motorcycle crashes in Florida is that riders fail to know the limitations of the bike they are riding, or the rider has a basic lack of riding knowledge and riding experience. The complexity of cause, coupled with the fact that insurance coverage is not as straightforward as might be expected, can lead to major disputes over who is responsible for the reparation of motorcycle accident damages. At Harrell & Harrell, P.A., our motorcycle accident attorneys can make a difference. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, let us help you pursue a fair settlement for compensation of medical expenses and other personal damages. Contact our office at 800-251-1111 to speak with our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys about your case.