This Number One Ranking Is Nothing to Be Proud Of
Motorcycle Accidents in Florida Have Reached Record Numbers
Motorcycle riding is a pleasure in Tampa Bay’s beautiful weather, but it is also a big danger because Florida leads to the nation in motorcycle accidents. Across the nation, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, almost 4,500 motorcyclists lost their lives in 2014 and Florida leads the pack in motorcycle fatalities. In Florida, one in every five people killed in highway crashes here is on a motorcycle, even though bikers represent only 7 percent of the licensed motorists.
TBO.com recently reported that the most recent statistics compiled by state and federal highway authorities shows that so far, 2016 is proving to be deadly for motorcyclists in the Tampa Bay area, which over the past two weeks has seen a rash of fatal biker wrecks. The article discusses bikers who have escaped death and sadly talks about those motorcyclists killed in motorcycle accidents.
According to the article, in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, nearly 20 motorcycle wrecks in which motorcyclists were killed were reported over the first 10 weeks of the year — that’s a biker fatality every four days. The three-county region averages about 73 bikers killed each year, most of which occur on the vehicle clogged roads of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, state statistics show.
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Our attorneys represent many bikers who are seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. Because the biker has less protection than a driver or passenger in a car or truck, often times the motorcyclist is significantly more injured than a car accident victim. Also, with different insurance laws for motorcyclists, our attorneys pride themselves in knowing the laws that impact motorcycle riders and their passengers.
A frequent cause of motorcycle accidents is cars and trucks turning in front of bikes. Vehicles drivers must understand the importance of waiting for the motorcycle to pass before making their left turn.
Let’s work towards Tampa Bay being ranked number 1 in other lists and not on motorcycle accident fatalities. Drive and ride safely and watch out for those who don’t. If you have suffered a common injury from a motorcycle accident, contact us today to learn more about your rights.
The attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes represents those injured in motorcycle crashes, car accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury matters. Our firm is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Tampa Bay. There is no attorneys’ fees or costs unless we prevail for you. Call our office 24 hours a day at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.