According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Motorcyclist deaths occurred twenty seven times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data. Motorcycle accidents may occur for a number of reasons. The most common reason reported is the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles on the road. This endangers motorcyclist and increases their risk of being involved in an accident. Motorcycle accidents are occurring with more frequency.
One of the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is left turn accidents. Left turn accidents occur when a vehicle pulls out from a intersection attempting to make a left turn but instead ends up in motorcyclist path. An example of a blind spot is when a motorist fails to see the motorcyclist while changing lanes, ultimately resulting in an accident. Some of the other common causes of motorcycles accidents are unsafe lane changes, speeding, driving under the influence, lane splitting, sudden stops, and inexperienced drivers.
The majority of motorcycles accidents reported serious injuries. Injuries can range from broken bones, spinal cord injuries, chest, and/or abdominal injuries. The more frequent type of injuries are lower extremity, including Tibia, Fibula, Ankle, Hip, and Pelvis. Another common injury is Traumatic brain injury also known as TBI. It is defined as an injury to the brain caused by a blow or hit to the head that can damage the brain. The National Institutes of Neurological Disorders state “ Each year, millions of people in the United States suffer from traumatic brain injuries.”
Motorcycles accidents can be extremely dangerous and therefore require experienced injury attorneys familiar with the type of injuries associated with motorcycle accidents. At Darfoor Law Firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys can counsel you regarding your rights and compensation. Darfoor Law Firm will represent you or a loved one that has been involved in a motorcycle accident. Feel free to contact us immediately at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free initial consultation about your motorcycle accident claim from a Broward motorcycle accident attorney. Let an experienced Florida injury attorney represent you.