There is no feeling quite like riding on a motorcycle. Bikers everywhere enthuse about the freedom they feel while on the open road, but riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Bikers are less protected than other drivers. Many drivers also fail to recognize motorcyclists’ right of way or rights to a lane of traffic. For these reasons, you may one day find yourself in a motorcycle accident. Here’s what you need to do when this happens.
While you are at the scene of the motorcycle accident, you need to gather as much information as possible about the scene and the other drivers involved. All parties to the accident should remain on the scene until officers and first responders arrive. If anyone tries to leave the scene, make sure that you get their license plate at a minimum. This information can be used to find the responsible parties so that you can be compensated for your injuries. (more…)
Riding motorcycles is a favorite American pastime, but unfortunately it is also a dangerous hobby that frequently leads to injury and death. As a motorcycle rider, you are extremely vulnerable to the reckless decisions made by distracted drivers. If you are involved in an accident with a negligent driver tomorrow, would your insurance cover all your financial needs?
Motorcycle Safety in Florida
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4,976 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in 2015 alone, an 8.3 percent increase from 2014. Sustained injuries, of course, tally much higher at 88,000. This means that motorcyclists are about 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile driven, and five times more likely to sustain an injury.
Unfortunately, Florida is one of the most dangerous states for motorcyclists. It leads the way in motorcyclist fatalities each year. Most crashes occur when cars strike motorcycles from the front in head-on collisions. Cars making left turns are also major dangers to motorcyclists, since they often don’t see the smaller motorcycles passing through the intersection. (more…)
All drivers face vulnerability when they get behind the wheel, but motorcyclists face unique and extreme dangers. Though it is a favorite American pastime, riding motorcycles has also caused far too many riders to become victims of driver negligence. If you are injured on your motorcycle at the hands of a reckless driver, it is important to understand your rights and seek legal representation immediately. (more…)
Motorcycle safety matters all year long, but National Safety Month shines a spotlight on it each June. Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable drivers on the road, and highlighting their specific dangers is an important part of raising awareness about this problem. If you are going to be traveling through or out of Florida on your motorcycle this summer, be sure to follow these tips to improve your safety on the road. (more…)
The warm and sunny weather has arrived in full force in Tampa, which means motorcyclists are hitting the road in high numbers. May is designated as National Motorcycle Awareness Month, but the critical importance of motorcycle awareness doesn’t fade simply because May has come and gone. The National Safety Council (NSC) provides simple yet powerful tips to help motorists remain aware of motorcyclists on the road, especially during the busy summer months. Be sure to follow these tips yourself in order to avoid catastrophe. (more…)
Motorcycle riding has come to symbolize freedom, spirit, and comradery. As a favorite American pastime, it is also unfortunately a dangerous hobby that results in injury and death all too frequently. It is important for all motorcycle riders to understand their most significant vulnerabilities on the road and obtain insurance policies that will more than adequately cover any unexpected expenses. (more…)
While many Florida congressmen are fighting to either ban or continue instituting red-light cameras through the state, others are focusing on an initiative to reinforce Florida’s motorcycle helmet law. Florida used to require riders to use helmets, but the law was repealed back in 2000. Today, drivers over 21 with at least $10,000 of medical coverage on their insurance policies are not required by law to wear helmets. (more…)
This Teen’s Message about Motorcycle Safety will Give You Goosebumps
Riding a motorcycle is an exciting, exhilarating, and liberating experience, but it’s also a dangerous one. Lawmakers and non-profit groups alike have been working overtime in past years to improve safety conditions for motorcyclists on the road, but tragic accidents still happen on a regular basis. (more…)
Motorcyclists have a passion for riding, but they unfortunately face a host of dangers when heading out on the open road. Men and women who ride motorcycles must share the road with car, van, and truck drivers who don’t always see them or have the courtesy to safely share the road with them. On the other hand, motorcyclists need to remain responsible enough to always wear protective gear and ride in sync with other vehicles. The need for respect between motorists and motorcyclists was recently emphasized after the tragic death of a motorcyclist in Tacoma, Washington. (more…)