Four Quick Facts About Florida Motorcycle Crashes

By |2018-10-29T10:45:00-07:00November 2nd, 2018|Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

As the calendar moves toward fall, the number of motorcycle crashes begins to decline in many parts of the country. It is simply too cold to ride. But in Florida, the year-round warm temperatures also mean year-round motorcycle crashes. Although they are much less common than vehicle-on-vehicle collisions, vehicle-on-motorcycle collisions often cause catastrophic injuries. Other [...]

Three Under-The-Radar Facts About Florida Motorcycle Crashes

By |2018-07-23T10:46:33-07:00July 27th, 2018|Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

The oft-quoted statistic is that motorcycle-vehicle crashes are twenty-nine times more deadly than vehicle-vehicle crashes. The reason is simple. Vehicle occupants usually have several restraint layers for protection, not to mention a plastic, steel, and glass cocoon. Motorcycle riders almost literally only have the clothes on their backs. But, items like these only tell part [...]

Special Issues In Motorcycle Crashes

By |2018-04-30T09:44:28-07:00May 4th, 2018|Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

Alcohol, speed, and distracted driving cause most of the car crashes in Florida. But motorcycle crashes are different. Instead of an intentional, or at least reckless, violation of the rules of the road, lack of visibility causes most motorcycle accidents. In fact, about a third of motorcycle-vehicle collisions are left turn wrecks. The tortfeasor (negligent [...]

Proving Damages In Florida Motorcycle Crash Cases

By |2018-01-22T10:26:00-08:00January 26th, 2018|Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

In some areas of the country, motorcycle-vehicle collisions are very rate during the winter months. But in the Sunshine State, it’s almost always warm enough to ride. These riders risk serious injury every time they go out. In fact, motorcycle riders are about twenty-nine times more likely to die in roadway crashes than four-wheel vehicle [...]

What You Need To Know About Left Turn Motorcycle Crashes

By |2017-11-15T06:46:55-08:00November 22nd, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

These incidents are responsible for about a third of the fatal motorcycle crashes in Florida, so understanding them is critical to understanding motorcycle crashes as a whole. Like most other motorcycle crashes, left-turn collisions often occur because the tortfeasors (negligent drivers) do not take an extra moment to look out for all other people and [...]

Florida Declared Worst State For Motorcycle Riders

By |2017-06-07T13:29:27-07:00June 9th, 2017|Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

After several years of declining numbers, the death toll among Florida motorcycle riders went up 30 percent in 2015. Moreover, although they account for only 3 percent of the traffic, motorcycle riders make up 20 percent of roadway fatalities in Florida. Victims who survive face an average of $84,000 in medical expenses. Miami-Dade County had [...]

Motorcycle Helmets can be the Difference Between Life and Death

By |2016-07-19T11:39:39-07:00October 4th, 2014|General, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury|

The Orlando Sentinel reported that a fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of September 30, 2014 involving a car and a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Edward Foster’s Pontiac Vibe pulled out in front of Robert Heery’s 2007 Harley-Davidson on Cypress Parkway at San Clemente Avenue. The Polk County Sheriff's Office reported that [...]