You will be hard pressed to find a better place for riding motorcycles than in Florida. Perhaps that is why the state is second only to California when it comes to the number of motorcycles owned by its citizens, with nearly 600,000. Motorcycles offer people a sense of freedom, which is why so many Floridians, and people from across the country, flock to the state for our many bike festivals. One of them just took place in Volusia County. If you are a motorcycle rider, we know you do everything you can to stay safe when you ride.
Unfortunately, you cannot control the actions of other drivers around you. The Volusia County Sheriff made sure to remind people to be cognizant while they were on the road during the festival.
We also want to remind drivers to be aware of motorcyclists, regardless of whether or not there is a festival.
If you need a Cooper City motorcycle accident attorney, you can count on the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman to be by your side, working to secure the compensation you need.
What Can Happen
In 2016, the latest reporting year for Florida, there were over 10,000 motorcycle accidents. This marked an increase over the previous year. Out of those, there were more than 8,000 injuries and over 500 fatalities. The simple truth of the matter is that people are injured or killed in a majority of motorcycle collisions.
Vehicle drivers tend to be less attentive when it comes to motorcycles nearby, with many not giving them the space they deserve. Distracted drivers are a major cause of concern for motorcyclists. How many times have you seen a driver barreling down the road while looking down at their phone screen?
Impaired drivers continue to be a major problem on Florida roadways. There were more than 5,000 alcohol-confirmed crashes during the state’s latest reporting year.
Motorcycle riders are much more prone to injuries than passengers in other vehicles. This is because they have almost no protection from the impact of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds. Even wearing a helmet does not always stop the severe damage. We often see:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain trauma
- Major internal organ damage
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Massive soft tissue damage
All of these injuries require medical care to repair and often a motorcyclist is left with a lifetime disability.
What You Can Do
It only takes one look down at a text message to cause serious harm to a motorcyclist. Riders face so many dangers. We know how devastating an accident can be, and at the Law Offices of Bradley S. Hartman, we want to help you recover. If you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Cooper City, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 954-438-1000 for a free consultation. We will work to secure compensation for all of your accident-related expenses, from medical costs and lost income to pain and suffering damages. Let us get to work for you.