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Motorcycle Accidents, And What To Do If You Are Involved In One

Florida is a great place to live and own a motorcycle. That is probably why the Sunshine State came in second out of all the states with registered bikes in 2018. According to, there were 587,499 motorcycles on file here in that year. Plus, cycle enthusiasts from other places regularly come to Florida for rallies, events, and functions. In other words, tons of riders can be found letting the wind whip through their hair here at any given time.

On many occasions, the trips go off without a hitch. Motorcyclists get from point A to point B without any trouble. However, in other cases, catastrophe can strike. How? Well, with so many bikes, passenger vehicles, and tractor-trailers sharing the roadways, accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. That is especially true if drivers are being negligent and not paying attention to their surroundings. Negligent/reckless acts include things such as...

• Speeding
• Failing To Obey Traffic Laws And Posted Signs
• Texting While Driving
• Dozing Off Behind The Wheel
• Operating A Motor Vehicle Under The Influence Of Drugs Or Alcohol

How Frequently Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Lots of folks don't believe motorcycle accidents occur on a regular basis. That type of thinking could not be further from the truth, though. Research from Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles states that there were 9,143 motorcycle crashes in 2018. Meanwhile, in 2017, FLHSMV reported 9,707 such incidents, along with another 10,331 in 2016. All these figures show that heading out on your hog could be pretty dangerous.

Common Injuries Associated With Motorcycle Crashes

Sure, there is protective equipment that motorcyclists can purchase. However, padding, helmets, and chaps can only do so much against hitting against the hard pavement after being thrown from the bike. Also, a rider can land on top of the car that hit them or launch through the vehicle's windshield. To put it simply, injuries vary from one incident to the next. However, to give readers an idea of what could be in their future if they are involved in an accident, some common damages include but are not limited to...

• Lacerations And Burns
• Fractures And Broken Bones
• Impalement
• Paralysis
• And Traumatic Brain Injury

Bills Don't Stop Coming In Just Because A Person Gets Hurt In An Accident

Persons that sustain injuries in motorcycle crashes often lose wages as they can't work due to their particular ailment. Thus, they can run out of savings in a hurry by having to pay doctors, hospitals, and surgeons, along with regular expenses like rent and groceries. Floridians dealing with a scenario like this one may be entitled to compensation if it can be proven that the other driver was negligent. Accomplishing that task can be a bit tedious and overwhelming when trying to navigate the legal system alone.

Luckily, citizens of the Sunshine State don't have to go it alone. Rather, they can contact All Injuries Law Firm, PA, and put stellar representation in their corner. Our accident lawyer will fight tooth and nail on your behalf to get you the compensation that you need to recover.