With beautiful weather all year, one would assume Florida would be a motorcyclist’s paradise. Motorcycle rallies and charity events are ever present, causing an influx of riders to the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, according to National Data, Florida leads the United States in both motorcycle deaths and injuries. With motorcycle accidents accounting for 15% of all traffic fatalities, these accidents are often tragic. There is an 80% chance of injury or death in a motorcycle accident compared to 20% in automobiles. Furthermore, riding a motorcycle is 25 times deadlier than riding in a car. Considering the lack of a steel frame, safety features, and airbags, common to an automobile, it is no surprise that these accidents can be catastrophic.
Helmets are elective in Florida, a fact that means serious injuries will likely continue. The motorcycle helmet law, amended in 2000, allows adults over the age of 21 the option to not wear a helmet or protective gear on motorcycles and scooters, however, they must have $10,000.00 in motorcycle or health insurance coverage. Research shows that on average one in seven motorcyclists in Florida do not wear a safety helmet.
While all accidents are tragic, being unprotected and riding a motorcycle puts those individuals at a distinct disadvantage. That is why it is now, more than ever, important to share the roads with our motorcycle friends and avoid distractions such as smartphones, entertainment systems, and texting to help make a difference in safety on our Florida roads.
Robinson Law is dedicated to successfully helping victims of motorcycle accidents obtain the justice they and their families deserve. Our attorneys and staff are trained to handle any motorcycle case, big or small. It is our mission to see our clients are fairly compensated for their pain and suffering, unpaid medical expenses, and lost wages. A case can often be resolved prior to filing a civil suit through mediation and pre-suit negotiation. If necessary, formal civil court proceedings might be in order. We are willing to go as far as it takes to protect our clients, including trial. Robinson Law will fight for your rights and has the experience to take on your motorcycle case with confidence.
Do not discuss your accident with the insurance company or anyone before calling Robinson Law for a FREE CONSULTATION. With our staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) and allow our team to handle it all.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT:
- Stop and assess the situation.
- Call 911.
- Seek medical attention if necessary.
- If you are physically able to, get as much information from everyone at the accident scene, especially any witnesses. At the very least, write down the tag numbers of the vehicles involved in the accident.
- Take pictures of the damage to your motorcycle and other vehicles involved in the accident, even if only with a camera phone.
- Only speak to law enforcement regarding your accident.
- Review the police report and make sure all documented information is accurate.
- Do not provide any statements or sign any documents for insurance company representatives or other adverse individuals prior to contacting our law office.
- Dial 1-833-MAKE-THE-CALL (625-3843) for a FREE CONSULTATION, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our team.
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