Motorcycle riders enjoy the freedom of the road but are also exposed to potential dangers greater than those of automobile drivers. In the event of an injury, motorcyclists have little protection between their bodies and the unforgiving road. Other drivers have difficulty seeing motorcycles, increasing the opportunity for accidents, injuries and even death. If you believe you have claim, please contact one of our Jacksonville Motorycle Accident Attorneys for a free claim evaluation.
Potential Risks for Motorcycle Riders
- Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle also entail violations of the motorcyclist’s right of way.
- Motorcycle riders are about 26 times more likely to die in a collision than passengers in an automobile.
- Motorcyclists are about 5 times more likely to be injured in a collision.
- 70% of motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle occur at intersections
Motorcycle riders face a variety of unique driving conditions, from road conditions and inclement weather to other drivers who simply do not see motorcycles as easily as they notice other automobiles. Rider skill and the stability of the motorcycle also play parts in most accidents, injuries and deaths.
Common road hazards for motorcycle riders include:
- Oil slicks
- Objects in the roadway
- Uneven pavement
- Railroad tracks
The laws that govern who is “at fault” in a motorcycle accident are very similar to the laws that govern other motor vehicle cases. Our experienced personal injury and motorcycle accident attorneys are familiar with the law, product liability issues and recalls against specific motorcycle manufacturers. They can help you in your personal injury claim against another driver or manufacturer, and can help you determine:
- Issues related to your potential claim
- Compliance with traffic laws and motor vehicle regulations
- Medical issues
- Your liability, if any
Have you been a victim of a drunk driving accident? Please visit our drunk driving page to learn more.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida, protect your rights and schedule your initial consultation with the skilled Jacksonville motorcycle accident attorneys of Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton, P.A., as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss the deadline for filing a claim.
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