Motorcycles can be fun to ride, proving to be a popular mode of transportation for many people. However, even the most cautious rider can fall victim to a motorcycle accident. Although the perception is that motorcyclists are irresponsible drivers, many crashes are often caused by other drivers who either do not see the motorcycle or are not respectful of motorcyclists’ rights.
Motorcycle accidents are the 3rd most common accident in Florida after Alcohol Related and Teen Accidents. In 2012, there were 9,384 Motorcycle Accidents in Florida. Year over year, there is a 8-9% increase in motorcycle accidents. 83% of the Florida motorcycle accidents resulted in an injury, and 457 of them resulted in death.
Even with precautions like helmets and body armor, many of these accidents and injuries have left drivers, passengers and their families in incredible amounts of stress, financial strain and physical recovery - some that may never heal, and the most tragic of cases, even death.