Always Be Alert
Motorcycle accidents are some of the most devastating and tragic accidents that can happen so easily and senselessly on our crowded, often tourist-jammed roadways. In fact, according to the National Traffic Safety Administration, Florida has the most motorcycle fatalities in the nation. While people often look to the surrounding drivers to blame in motorcycle fatalities, you may be surprised to learn that when it comes to a motorcycle accident, and even motorcycle fatalities, it is just as often the fault of the speeding biker.
Motorcycle fatalities involving a neighboring car on the roadway, happen almost as frequently though, and the most dangerous and pivotal moment before a crash is when the driver of a nearby car goes to make a left-handed turn. The most common scenario for this type of accident occurs when the car is turning left, and the motorcycle is continuing straight on through an intersection. This moment can be extremely dangerous for motorcyclists, and these types of auto collisions account for nearly half of all motorcycle accidents and fatalities between a motorcycle and a car.
Bikers need to be alert, and mentally, as well as physically prepared for the road. It is important for drivers to remain conscious at all times of the dangers that surround them. Without the protective four doors of the average car to surround them, bikers are more vulnerable to the elements, as well as to the cars speeding past. Just a tap against the bumper of a car can send a motorcyclist flying through the air, with the possibility of smacking into the trunk of the tree, or the hardness of the pavement.
At Rue & Ziffra, we understand the emotional pain and trauma that can result from any type of accident, but especially from seeing a loved one victimized by a motorcycle accident, or even experiencing one yourself. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, and you reside in the City of DeLand and the surrounding areas of Volusia and Flagler counties, then you’ve come to the right place. If you are seeking help from a DeLand motorcycle accident attorney, then you have come to the right place. Rue & Ziffra are DeLand’s premier attorneys, serving DeLand, Port Orange, and Daytona and Ormond Beaches. Give us a call today, and remember:
Dangers abound on the open road, for both motorcyclists as well as drivers, and that is why we here at Rue & Ziffra strive to express the importance of motorcycle safety. Whether you are entering the roadways as a driver or a biker, please, look around you and use caution. Watch out for one another, and let’s help each other to reach our destination safely.