Miami Motorcycle Accident Injury & Death Statistics

Motorcycle Accident InjuryMotorcycle riders experience the sheer excitement and freedom of riding in the open. But they also have the tragic downside of facing the increased risk and consequences of a motorcycle crash. Florida, in fact, had the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation in motorcycle accident deaths in 2015, according to a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident you need an experienced personal injury law firm. That's where we come in. For over 46 years and counting, the Miami motorcycle accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz PA have assisted accident victims and their families recover money damages due to negligence claims arising from motorcycle crashes and motorcycle fatalities. Our lawyers have litigated numerous accidents and wrongful death motorcycle crash cases throughout Miami and other areas of South Florida.

Motorcycle Accident Deaths and Fatalties in Florida

Motorcycle accident statistics show that the state suffered 616 fatalities in these accidents, according to the NHTSA. The Florida Department of Transportation reported the state had 10,201 crashes where 584 motorcyclists and their passengers died. Another 9,045 bikers and passengers suffered serious personal injuries

Cyclists cannot eliminate all the hazards posed by other vehicles or roadway conditions. They can, however, mitigate some of these dangers by wearing helmets and taking a safety course to minimize the risks of getting involved in an accident and to minimize their injuries. Foot rests, handle bars, and protective eyewear should also be standard. Since 2000, however, Florida only requires their helmet use by riders under 21 and excuses adults from this requirement if they have at least $10,000 of medical insurance coverage.

Eliminating this requirement had consequences. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that motorcycle fatalities increased by 55 percent after Florida repealed its universal helmet law. Crash-related hospitalizations rose over 40 percent while cost of head injuries doubled to $44 million. Significantly, only one in four motorcyclists who were hospitalized had medical costs less than the $10,000 medical insurance coverage floor for riding without a helmet. If you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Miami contact our law firm for help. Our attorneys are familiar with the legal issues that face motorcycle crash victims and their families.

National Statistics for Motorcycle Accident Crashes

In the United States, the NHTSA reports, 4,976 motorcyclists lost their lives that year. This was an 8 percent increase from the 4,594 fatalities in this country in 2015. Motorcycles provide almost no protection for riders and passengers in a motor vehicle collision. In addition to lacking a structural shell, these vehicles do not have other standard safety devices such as seatbelts, passenger restraints and airbags.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Miami

Miami, Florida has a high number of injuries arising from motorcycle crashes. One reason is that bikers can ride year round due to nice weather in South Florida. Motorcycles are also smaller and harder to see for other motorists, especially at intersections and in evening hours. Accidents can happen due to road and unexpected rainy weather conditions which can block visibility for other drivers which can also lead to motorcycle collisions. Potholes, roadway oil, puddles of water, uneven roads, surface debris and airborne objects such as flying pebbles also present unique risks to cyclists.

Like other motorists, however, motorcyclists often contend with other drivers like drunk drivers, or that may text and drive, speed, run stop lights or engage in other negligent, reckless or carelessness. Legal claims for motorcycle accidents may also be due to a motorcycle that was defectively designed or built that may also cause accidents.

All Motorcycle Injury Claims Are Handled on Contingent Fees

At Gerson & Schwartz, PA it costs nothing up front to get started. All cases are handled under contingent fees. That means there are also no upfront costs. You only pay us money if we recover on your behalf. At Gerson & Schwartz, PA our team of attorneys routinely represent motorcycle crash victims in Miami and other areas of South Florida that are seriously injured in accidents due negligent drivers. Most motorcycle injury claims, personal injury lawsuits, and motorcycle accident litigation that are filed in Miami, Florida are based on principles of due to negligence due to:

If you were injured in a Motorcycle Crash in Miami, Florida Contact Us For Help! Email us at info@gslawusa.com or CALL (305)-371-6000 For a Free Personal Injury Consultation

The Miami motorcycle accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz PA, have represented victims and their families for negligence and motorcycle fatalities. If you or a loved one sustained serious or were catastrophically injured in a motorcycle accident in Miami, Florida then don't wait. Insurance companies have lawyers working for them and so should you. At Gerson & Schwartz there are no fees unless we collect. There are also no upfront legal fees or costs. We may be able to help you recover money damages for your harms and losses.

Motorcycle Crashes Causes in Miami

Cyclists cannot eliminate all the hazards posed by other vehicles or roadway conditions. They can, however, mitigate some of these dangers by wearing helmets and taking a safety course to minimize the risks of getting involved in an accident and to minimize their injuries. Foot rests, handle bars, and protective eyewear should also be standard. Since 2000, however, Florida only requires their helmet use by riders under 21 and excuses adults from this requirement if they have at least $10,000 of medical insurance coverage.

Eliminating this requirement had consequences. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that motorcycle fatalities increased by 55 percent after Florida repealed its universal helmet law. Crash-related hospitalizations rose over 40 percent while cost of head injuries doubled to $44 million. Significantly, only one in four motorcyclists who were hospitalized had medical costs less than the $10,000 medical insurance coverage floor for riding without a helmet.

Why Choose Us for Your Motorcyle Accident Case?

The Miami motorcycle accident attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz have represented motorcycle accident victims and their families for over 46 years. Our job is to find the truth and then use it to prove our clients cases in the courtroom. Our lawyers have the expertise needed to successfully proving our client's cases, or negotiate a just settlement for personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our legal team of experts can help you too. For more information about our law firm contact us online. Our Motorcycle Accidents page also provides more information about how we can fight for your legal rights after an accident.

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