With miles of scenic roads and plenty of sunshine year round, it’s easy to see why the Sunshine state is a motorcyclist’s dream. Unfortunately, even the safest motorcycle riders can find themselves in a motorcycle accident that leaves them with catastrophic injuries. In fact, research conducted by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles shows that there were over 500 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 and over 10,000 motorcycle crashes.
At the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A., our experienced lawyers are here to fight for your rights after experiencing a motorcycle accident. We have helped countless motorcycle accident victims obtain full recovery for their injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us today for your consultation.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a number of reasons, but some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are listed below:
- Unsafe lane changes and left turns. It is easy for motorcycles to hide in the blind spot or out of view of other motorists. Many times, motorists fail to see motorcycles when they are changing lanes or making a left-hand turn.
- Dangerous road conditions. Dangerous road conditions can be a much bigger hazard to motorcyclists than to other motorists. Motorcycles are smaller, have less protection, and are less stable than cars, so motorcyclists are more likely to be negatively impacted by bad weather.
- Speeding. Riding a motorcycle at high speeds not only increases a rider’s risk of losing control of the bike, it also increases the impact of a collision, resulting in more severe and even fatal injuries. While at times tempting to ride at high speeds on certain types of bikes, it is important to remember to prioritize safety above everything else.
- Alcohol and drug use. Unfortunately, alcohol and drug use is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. Similar to driving a car, you should not consume alcohol or drugs prior to riding a motorcycle.
Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle injuries can be particularly catastrophic compared to other types of automobile injuries because motorcycles are smaller, less stable, and offer less protection than other automobiles. Common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include road rash, broken bones, nerve damage, concussions, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries. These injuries can result in costly medical bills, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you obtain recovery for your injuries to lessen your outside stresses as you work toward healing your body.
Contact a Lawyer If You’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact us immediately. At the Eighmie Law Firm, P.A., our experienced Port St. Lucie motorcycle accident lawyers have helped victims of motorcycle accidents obtain full recovery for their injuries. Even if you do not think you have a perfect case, we can help navigate through your concerns and guide you in the right direction. Call us at 772-905-8692 for a consultation today.