Riding a motorcycle is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. Since the early 1900s, they have been growing in popularity among all ages. Some prefer the laid-back style of the classic American chopper, while others prefer the speed of Japanese engineering. No matter what motorcycle you enjoy, riding isn’t always perfect. With little to no protection, motorcyclists are in danger every time they get on the road. Usually, accidents aren’t the riders’ fault, they are the fault of careless and negligent motor vehicle drivers. Nonetheless, riding a motorcycle is extremely dangerous wherever you are, with some counties having many more motorcycle crashes than others.
Accident Statistics & Help for Accident Victims
According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there were 4,985 motorcyclists killed in 2018 in the United States. Almost 30% of those who were killed in were not wearing helmets. That suggests that nearly 1,500 of the motorcycle fatalities could have been prevented. Wearing appropriate safety gear and practicing safe riding is always important.
While we hope you never have to deal with one, motorcycle accidents are far too common. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident that was no fault of your own, a personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to. Dennis Hernandez & Associates can help you fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Hernandez is himself an avid motorcycle fan and Florida rider. He knows first-hand the excitement riding gives you, but he also knows the dangers that come with it. With a fellow rider and experienced attorney on your side, you’re unquestionably in good hands. Hernandez can help you every step of the way.
Florida Motorcycle Accidents
When it comes to riding motorcycles, there is no better state to do it than Florida. World renowned beaches, warm weather year-round, and an enormous motorcycle community make Florida one of the epicenters of riding.
Right behind Texas, Florida had 8038 motorcycle crashes and more than 515 motorcycle fatalities or 10.6 fatalities per 10,000 riders this past year. With enormous cities like Miami, Orlando, and Tampa; there is no escaping traffic and over-population. If you’re riding in Florida, be prepared to deal with a lot of cars, and aggressive driving.
Throughout Florida, riding can be deadly. Practicing safe riding tactics is a great start, but passenger vehicle drivers need to be held accountable as well. If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to a motor vehicle driver’s negligence, get the help you need to hold the at-fault driver accountable and obtain fair, full compensation for your injuries. Contact the experienced Florida motorcycle accident attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates.