Every year in the United States more than 50000 motorcycle operators are injured and 2000 are killed in accidents on the streets and highways.
Motorcycle accidents normally result in more severe injuries than those that would have been sustained by occupants of a car in a similar crash. While car accidents may result in painful and even permanent injuries, motorcycle crashes often result in broken bones, brain injury, spinal injury, burns, and death.
While motorcycle drivers are keenly aware of other motorcycle riders, many accidents involving motorcycles are the result of inattentive automobile drivers that don’t look out for motorcycles. Most motorcycle riders are careful to obey traffic laws, have taken a motorcycle class, and have a special certification on their drivers license for motorcycle operator. Unfortunately many accidents involving motorcycles are not the fault of the motorcycle operator, rather they are the result of negligent , inattentive or reckless motor vehicle operators.
In Florida, insurance laws do not required motorcycle operators to carry the same insurance that automobile drivers must have and as a result, motorcycle crash victims are often uninsured or underinsured.
If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Charles D. Scott may be able to help you. We handle all types of motorcycle and car accidents. Call The Law Offices of Charles D. Scott PLLC today at 727-300-4878, or submit the case evaluation form and we will be happy to discuss your case with you. We offer a free consultation for all personal motorcycle injury cases. Don’t delay, you may have a valid claim for your motorcycle accident, but you must bring your case within the statute of limitations for this type of injury.