The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the number of Florida motorcycle deaths increased to 81% from the 515 killed from 1997 to 1999, to the 933 killed in 2000. Clearly, riding a motorcycle is dangerous no matter where the rider decides to travel. In fact, it does not matter how safe the rider is, they are still subject to injury during a crash due to the exposure of the human body.
Over the years it is becoming more common for motorcyclists to practice unsafe riding practices while operating their bikes. Also, with their smaller size to begin with, they are naturally more risky than driving a typical family sized vehicle. However, no matter what the hazard, dangerous riding practices continue to top the charts of the greatest causes of fatal motorcycle crashes.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a West Palm Beach motorcycle accident, due to the negligent acts of another individual, you may be able to receive compensation for losses and damages. Our attorneys believe that it is the responsibility of the negligent individual to take responsibility for their actions and pay for the damages that they have caused.
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Unsafe Riding Practices
Motorcyclists are automatically put at a greater risk of injury as soon as they decide to ride. As more and more drivers continue to enter our roadways and highways, especially during tourist season, traffic congestion heightens as do our safe driving practices. However, many motorcyclists have a reputation for reckless driving, generally ignoring traffic rules that passenger vehicles take seriously.
In most cases, injuries related to motorcycle accidents are usually catastrophic. This is because bikers have a lack of protection making them extremely vulnerable to the external environment and other vehicles sharing the roadway. Thus, any diversion from normal driving habits increases the chances of a crash.
Some common dangerous riding practices include:
- Any type of stunt on the roadways
- Weaving through traffic
- Multiple motorcycles in one lane
- Not using proper signals
- Reckless driving
Motorcyclists who choose to exercise unsafe riding practices are more susceptible to tire blowouts, losing control, falling, and causing damage to their bike. It is common for damages caused during motorcycle accidents to be the fault of the driver. Therefore, motorcyclists should exercise extreme caution when they are driving these vehicles.
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How to Avoid Riding Hazards
Avoiding accidents is the top priority for motorcyclists in Florida and across the country. Unfortunately, too many riders ignore their safety and put themselves in situations where they are vulnerable to accidents. Just as any licensed driver, motorcyclists must abide by all traffic laws and be licensed to operate a motorcycles. Learning how to handle the motorcycle in different situations is essential to avoid accidents.
As always, an educated and defensive driver is a safe driver, and bikers must recognize all laws, especially ones pertaining to motorcycles to keep them safe. There are many essential elements that can help these individuals avoid accidents, these elements include:
- Knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and regulations
- Proper training
- Proper gear
- Proper Insurance
- Understanding how to control the bike
- Proper driving in different conditions
By keeping these factors in mind, it will help to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and keep motorcyclist safer. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. To find out more, complete the “Free Case Evaluation” form on this page.
Contact An Experienced Palm Beach County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative to seek the legal guidance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. By using the services provided by a knowledgeable accident attorney, you could be eligible to receive compensation for losses and damages received during the accident.
At Gordon & Partners, we are dedicated to helping the injured receive the justice they deserve in the court of law. With our firm based in Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, and Pembroke Pines we are licensed to serve the entire state of Florida.
A few locations include:
- Palm Beach Lakes
- Mangonia Park
- Glen Ridge
- Military Park
- Gun Club Estates
- Palm Beach Shores
To learn more about how our motorcycle accident attorneys can help you during your time of need, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, contact us at 1 (855) 722-2552 today and a member of our intake team will take the details of your accident and connect you with one of our experienced motorcycle injury lawyers.
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