Pedestrian v. Motorcycle
In the U.S., almost 7 million people are registered owners of motorcycles. Gas prices and affordability make motorcycles a popular and thrifty choice when Americans want to purchase a vehicle. But despite their many benefits, motorcycles remain more dangerous than cars. In fact, government statistics indicate that the likelihood of cyclists and their passengers losing their lives in crashes are about 37% greater than for car occupants. When it comes to sharing the road, motorists are responsible for more than half of all motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles.
Motorcycles and Pedestrians
- Yearly, motorcycle accidents take the lives of 4,462 people nationwide.
- Some 90,000 Americans are injured each year in motorcycle accidents.
- Alcohol plays a role in about a third of motorcycle accidents.
- In Florida, 523 motorcyclists die each year.
- 466 pedestrians die in Florida yearly.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
When South Floridians are hurt in a motorcycle accident, they call on the veteran accident attorneys at Freeman Injury Law. Our experienced Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident lawyers know that Florida’s climate and year-around riding weather makes it the biking capital of the nation. But we also know riders are usally seriously injured or killed in accidents with other cars. Head injuries, broken bones, lacerations and internal injuries can happen in an instant and can cause long-term suffering. Our injury attorneys know how to analyze accidents and work to establish liability for the injuries you’ve suffered.
Most recent statistics for Florida report 523 deaths of motorcyclists in a year’s time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also observes that a third of those killed were alcohol-impaired drivers.
When you or someone you love is injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Palm Beach, Broward or St. Lucie counties, you need an attorney who will strongly represent your interests and will challenge the driver’s insurance company if it tries to avoid compensating you for your injuries.
South Floridians know they can find that kind of tenacious legal skill in the Palm Beach personal injury attorneys of Freeman Injury Law. We urge you to contact our firm as soon as possible if you’ve been hurt in an accident. Time limits apply to claims for your injuries. If you delay in taking action, you could forfeit your right to file for damages. Our South Florida personal injury and wrongful death lawyers have extensive experience in handling cases involving motorcycle accidents. We know how to build a compelling case for damages, and we aren’t afraid to negotiate with insurance adjusters or to take your case to court, if needed. If you’ve been hurt, we can help. Call us today and you’ll soon see why accident victims throughout South Florida rely on the proven abilities of the St. Lucie personal injury attorneys at Freeman Injury Law. If we don’t recover damages for you, there are no fees for our services.