The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that about 11 percent of all motor vehicle collisions in the United States today involve motorcycles. With millions of traffic crashes occurring each year, this 11 percent account for a significant number of accidents. Sadly, motorcycle accident injuries are typically far more severe when compared to a crash involving a passenger vehicle. The leading cause of motorcycle crash fatalities today is head injuries, often caused by those motorcyclists who choose to not wear a helmet.
Unfortunately, Florida law does not require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet once they reach the age of 21 years old. The lack of protection that the common motorcyclists carries while operating their bike places them in a compromising position in the event of an accident. Florida bikers have established a reputation for being reckless and fast. Sadly, this is often what causes a motorcycle speeding accident to occur.
Gordon & Doner has dedicated decades to protecting the rights of all Florida residents. The average motorcycle is incredibly vulnerable while operating a bike on the roads and highways throughout the Sunshine State. When a driver error causes a crash to occur, the biker is typically the one to suffer the most severe injuries. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle speeding accident, our Stuart motorcycle crash attorneys are prepared to take your case today.
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Motorcycle Speeding Accident Causes
Speeding is a serious traffic offense for the operator of any vehicle. Truck drivers, motorcyclists, and drivers of standard cars must all follow the rules of the road, most notably the posted speed limit. Unfortunately, Florida motorists often break the law and drive at speeds above the limit. Motorcyclists, however, are much more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries when their speeding leads to a traffic collision.
A variety of driving and environmental factors lead to the increased likelihood of a motorcycle speeding accident. When some type of distraction or environmental element is present on the roadway, motorcyclists are often unable react quickly enough. In these cases, the rider often suffers from very serious injuries. The following are the most common environmental factors that lead to these types of collisions:
- Tight corners
- Poor road conditions (i.e. potholes)
- Merging drivers
- Adverse weather conditions
- Red lights
- Black ice
- Traffic intersections
- Cross-town traffic
In addition to these environmental elements that lead to a growing number of collisions, motorcycle riders are also most likely to come in contact with stationary objects at a much higher rate than that of any other vehicle. Motorcycles crash into light posts, telephone poles, curbs, etc. much more often than any other type of automobile.
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Injuries from Motorcycle Speeding Crashes
Speeding often causes some of the most catastrophic accidents today. From collisions involving large commercial trucks to collision involving small motorcycles, operating any vehicle above the posted speed limit creates a dangerous situation for all. Speeding riders not only place themselves in a compromising position while speeding, but they also place every other vehicle in close proximity at risk.
The following are some of the most common injuries linked to speeding accidents and motorcycles:
- Never damage (bikers arm)
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injury
- Facial injury
- Head injury
- Internal injuries
- Dental damages
- Spinal cord damage
Many motorcyclists admit to traveling at speeds far beyond 100 mph. Once speeds reach this level, the bike itself often becomes a projectile and causes even more of a potential threat to other cars on the road. If you or a loved one has been injured in a traffic crash, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact a Knowledgeable Florida Accident Attorney
Gordon & Doner has proudly served residents throughout the state of Florida for many, many years. During our pursuit of justice for all accident victims, our team of skilled FL personal injury attorneys has pinpointed just what it takes to skillfully represent you in the courtroom. With offices located in Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens, and Pembroke Pines, we are able to provide legal representation to anyone in the state. If you or a loved one has suffered in a motorcycle speeding accident, our motorcycle lawyers are here to help.
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