Orlando motorcycle injury lawyers note that Florida leads the nation in motorcycle crash fatalities. As we head into Biketoberfest, it’s important to remember that unsafe biking habits can be fatal.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than a driver of a car. The NHTSA says that in more than a third of motorcycle accident deaths in single-vehicle crashes, the rider was intoxicated. A third of motorcycle riders do not wear a helmet.
Motorcycle accidents claim more than 5,000 lives a year. About 50 of those deaths occur in Volusia and Flagler counties. Authorities attribute many of these Central Florida motorcycle crash fatalities to annual Bike Week and Biketoberfest gatherings.
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The good news is that at last year’s Bike Week gathering, motorcycle crash deaths were at an all-time low. There were 25 motorcycle accident deaths in 2006, but only four in 2015. ( There were 20 times more injuries than deaths.) It would be comforting to ascribe the decline to increased safety awareness, but authorities say that the reason is that attendance is down at the events.
Still, there’s no reason not to keep emphasizing safety when it comes to riding motorcycles. Orlando motorcycle injury lawyers urge bike riders to stay sober, wear helmets and ride defensively. It’s also important for car drivers to be alert for motorcycles. Look twice when passing, approaching an intersection, or turning.
If someone’s negligence causes harm to you or loved one, you’ll want the best Orlando motorcycle injury lawyers. Consider the Orlando personal injury attorneys at Martinez Manglardi, PA. We’ve been helping accident victims for more than 30 years. For a free consultation at one of our convenient Central Florida locations, call 407-846-2240.