Motorcycles are fun to ride and are the preferred means of transport by many around the world. They are also considered unsafe by many who shun them in favor of cars – which are much safer. There were more than 8.4 million motorcycles registered in the US and in 2014, motorcycle accidents caused around 4,295 deaths making motorcycle accidents around 15% of the total deaths caused on the roads.
Florida accounts for the second-highest number of motorcycles registered
in the entire US. Unfortunately, Florida
is also responsible for many deaths caused by motorcycle accidents. In 2015, motorcycle accidents were the reason
for around 606 deaths in Florida alone, which is almost 15% of the total deaths
caused on the roads.
What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
- Distracted Drivers
- Defected Motorcycle parts
- Traffic Violations
- Aggressive Drivers
- Drunk Drivers
What Injuries Are Associated with Motorcycle Accidents?
- Fractured Skulls, Collarbones, Jaws, Nose, Cheekbones, Arms, Wrists, Hands and Ribs
- Eye Injuries
- Internal Organ Injuries
- Soft Tissue Sprains, Strains, and Tears
What is the Myth of the Biker’s Fault in Motorcycle Accidents?
Over the years, people have wrongly come to
believe that bikers are responsible for most motorcycle accidents. Nothing can be farther from the truth as
statistics clearly show that in over half of the cases, another vehicle is
involved, and motorcycle accidents are usually
caused due to the reckless behavior of car and truck drivers who don’t pay
attention to motorcyclists on the road.
Almost 42% of the motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle were
due to the fault of car or truck driver who failed
to take notice of the motorcycle coming from the opposite direction while
taking a turn left.
In most cases, often the driver of the other vehicle is responsible, however,
the biker is blamed due to a lack of
awareness and public perception of bikers being portrayed as “reckless drivers”.
How Are Insurance Claims Handled in Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe and life-altering injuries and it is mostly the bikers who suffer the most
severe damage and injuries. Unlike car and truck drivers, motorcyclists are not protected by any seatbelts, airbags, or
metal frames like drivers of an automobile are.
Getting compensation for a motorcycle accident can be a bit difficult because
insurance companies tend to be biased against bikers due to the myth of biker
responsibility for motorcycle accidents.
A good number of motorcycle accident claims are denied
by insurance companies. This essentially means that
the biker him or herself must foot the bill for healthcare costs. Due to this,
it’s important for you to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who
will handle your accident claim.
Get the Help You Need From a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Marsalisi Law specializes in Florida motorcycle accidents. Our firm has helped hundreds of victims of motorcycle accidents in the past, and our services have allowed them to get the compensation they deserve.
If you or your loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a highly-qualified St. Petersburg
Contact Marsalisi Law and Talk to Frank at (727) 800-5052 for a free
legal consultation. Marsalisi Law is
Where Law Gets Personal.