A motorcycle accident is often more devastating than an auto accident. Although motorcyclists are often stereotyped as reckless and fast drivers, it is negligent automobile drivers who cause most motorcycle accidents.
A Florida motorcycle accident can involve serious injuries and have permanent and horrific results.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2003 there were 3,661 motorcyclists killed and an additional 67,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States – 23 percent more than the 3,270 motorcyclist fatalities and 4 percent more than the 65,000 motorcyclist injuries in 2002. Additionally, more than 100,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.
As a Jacksonville and Central Florida motorcycle accident lawyer firm we understand that the number of motorcycle accidents will continue to grow as the number of motorcycles on the road increase because of the ever rising fuel prices. Yet, automobile drivers place motorcyclists at greater risk for serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.
According to the Motorcycles Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures (Volume 1: Technical Report, Hurt, H.H. Oullett, J.V. and Thom, D.R.) the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the greatest cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of the other vehicle involved in a collision with the motorcycle was careless and did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.
However, because of the perceived increase of dangers associated with motorcycles, the victim’s rights in a motorcycle accident may be difficult to defend, even if the cause is the other party’s negligence. An experienced Jacksonville and Central Florida motorcycle accident lawyer is the best solution to guide you through this difficult legal process.
Florida motorcycle accident injuries can have a devastating impact on the life of the motorcyclist and his or her family. These accidents can cause traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries and back injuries, just to name a few.
If you or someone you love has been in a motorcycle accident and are suffering, understand that the same laws apply as if you were in a car or truck. These laws require that the person or company responsible pay for your motorcycle accident repairs and for your injuries.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident do not hesitate to contact the Jacksonville and Central Florida motorcycle accident lawyers at Schuler & Lee, P.A. at (904)396-1911. The caring staff at our office will see that you are taken care of.