Many of us can relate to the excitement of riding a motorcycle and having the wind in your face while enjoying the sunshine here in South Florida. This beautiful experience quickly ends when a motorcycle accident happens, especially if that accident results in injury or death. Here at A to Z Injury, we’re no strangers to dealing with motorcycle accident cases.
Keep reading to learn more about motorcycle accidents in Florida and how our motorcycle injury and wrongful death lawyers can help you!
Florida is home to many and there is never a shortage of people or bikers on the road. With that in mind, it’s no wonder why Florida has seen a minimum of 300 motorcycle deaths since 2003. Those numbers have almost doubled since then and many families have found themselves seeking the help of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
Families use motorcycle attorneys to not only seek justice for their loved ones but to help them get financial compensation to assist with medical bills, loss of income, and more.
The freedom riders experience while enjoying our highways and roads comes with high risk as Miami traffic is challenging at best. You consider the number of people on the road, the number of distractions, and the lack of coverage on a motorcycle, bikers are more at risk for injury than any other person on the highway. A few of the most common bike injuries we see or hear about are:
Road rash is one of the most common injuries for motorcyclists. A simple fall of a motorcycle can result in road rash, which is why many bikers wear specific jackets, pants, and other protective clothing. Road rash usually appears like skin abrasions caused when the skin scrapes against the asphalt or road. When this happens layers of skin are removed and in severe cases of road rash, the injured motorcyclists may even need skin grafting.
Broken Bones and Fractures
Broken bones and slight fractures are also common injuries that bikers face after a motorcycle accident in South Florida. Though riders can protect themselves from road rash using protective gear, there isn’t much they can do to protect themselves from broken bones. Because of this riders involved in accidents often experience broken arms, legs, collar bones, fingers, and more.
Neck and Back Injuries
Many bikers also experience neck and back injuries after a motorcycle accident. These injuries can be as simple as a neck sprain and as severe as a broken back. With either injury, paralysis is a big risk here and it’s important to consider how the quality of life may be impacted in the future. These injuries usually require specialized surgeons, neurologists, chiropractors, and more.
Head and Brain Injuries
Last but certainly not least, head and brain injuries probably pose the biggest threat of all for bikers. Because of this, you’re more likely to see a motorcyclist wearing a helmet more than any other type of protective gear. No matter how you look at it, no head or brain injury is “simple” and all of them will usually require therapy and extended recovery.
These are just a few of the most common injuries we’ve seen here at A to Z Injury Law and there are many others that pose a threat to bikers. Because of the risks involved with riding a motorcycle, it’s important for both bikers and drivers to be super vigilant while out on the road. It’s best to minimize distractions and wear as much protective gear as possible to prevent injury in the event of an accident.
Contact A to Z Injury Law
We’ve helped families throughout South Florida get the help they need and the justice they deserve after a motorcycle accident and we can help you. Our staff has years of experience dealing with personal injury cases in South Florida and we have the expertise you need to get results.
Motorcycle accidents can be tough and getting the help you need as a motorcyclist can be especially challenging without the help of an experienced attorney. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident or if the accident has resulted in wrongful death, please give us a call at (305) 853-9656.