Failing to Pay Attention To Motorcycles Can Cause Serious Injury or Death of Florida Roads
Florida’s beautiful weather encourages many to enjoy the open road on motorcycles. However, too many car accidents involving motorcycles are resulting in serious injury or death are occurring in Florida and throughout the United States.
Accordingly to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4,000 motorcycle riders were killed in the United States in 2004. Over half of the deaths were caused by a collision involving another car or motor vehicle. In 39% of these crashes, the other vehicle was turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing or overtaking the vehicle.
Fortunately, not all car accidents involving motorcycles result in a death. However, there is an estimated 76,000 motorcycles riders who are injured from an accident. Because of the nature of motorcycle riding, those injured in motorcycle accidents usually sustain more significant and serious injuries.
Although many of us have seen a motorcyclist cut through traffic or drive recklessly, many of the accidents are not the motorcyclist’s fault. People simply fail to pay attention to motorcycles in Florida’s road. It is crucial that everyone–motorcycle riders and car drivers alike–need to drive carefully. One accident can result in death or serious injuries to many.
If you have been injured in a Florida car accident involved a motorcycle, you should contact a lawyer who handles these types of cases to discuss your rights and responsibilities. Attorney Matthew Noyes’ law firm has been representing injured people for over 52 years.