In 2007, the NHTSA reported 530 motorcycle related casualties in Florida, more than any other state in the nation.
Florida's warm climate and motorcycle events, such as Daytona's popular "Bike Week", make bike riding popular here in Florida. With the substantial number of motorcycles on Florida roads and highways, crashes with cars unfortunately take place relatively frequently.
Although other drivers are often to blame, the motorcycle operator and passengers typically suffer the most significant consequences.
A recent report stated that individuals in motorcycle accidents in Florida are six times more likely to die than automobile drivers. The attorneys at the Kramer Law Firm understand the unique nature of motorcycle accidents. We are familiar with the dire consequences that motorcycle riders may face with an accident.
Contact an Orlando motorcycle accident attorney at the Kramer Law Firm (407) 834-4847.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents happen in a variety of circumstances, but some of the more common situations are a driver recklessly turning in front of a motorcycle, a driver's failure to yield right of way or follow posted traffic signs, or a driver's failure to see a motorcyclist when entering an intersection, pulling into traffic, or changing lanes.
In many collisions between a motorcycle and automobile, a negligent, reckless, or inattentive automobile driver is at fault.
Our attorneys are familiar with the many causes of motorcycle accidents and are ready to assist you with your case. Contact one of our motorcycle accident attorneys at 407.834.4847.
Motorcycle Accidents and Motorcycle Helmets
In 2000, Florida's laws regarding helmets changed. The new Florida Helmet Law is encompassed in Florida Statute § 316.211.
Florida's Helmet Law essentially requires motorcycle operators under 21 to wear a helmet. For riders 21 and older, a helmet is not required if the motorcycle operator is covered by an insurance policy providing for at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a crash while operating or riding on a motorcycle.
Florida is a comparative fault state, so even if you are involved in a crash and sustain head injuries due to not wearing your helmet, you may still be able to receive damages.
Contact an Altamonte Springs
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, or surrounding counties, you need a competent and determined attorney to represent you effectively.
Contact the Kramer Law Firm, where our attorneys can provide you with the experienced and skilled representation you deserve.
We are conveniently located right off of I-4, between 436 and 434. To contact us, call 407.834.4847.