Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims in South Florida
Motorcyclists are uniquely vulnerable to injury in an accident. No matter how good your gear, you are still mostly unprotected in comparison to the driver of an automobile. What may be a minor accident for the driver of a car could be catastrophic for you. Motorcycle awareness is so important precisely because it only takes one negligent action on the part of another vehicle to lead to serious injury or death for a rider.
In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2015, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured according to the same source. According to government research and statistics, helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and 41 percent for motorcycle passengers.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident involving an injury that was caused by the negligence of another party, it is important that you become informed of your legal rights. We want you to know that you are not alone. At the Law Offices of James G. Graver, P.A., our motorcycle legal team is standing by to assist you.