Personal Injury Law Blog Category: Motorcycle Accidents

May 24, 2017

College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident

A junior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) suffered severe injuries in a motorcycle accident on the State road 408 in Orlando. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Radley Gillis, age 21, was riding home from work on his bike. His friend, Jake Adler, age 20, was driving behind him in his truck when […]

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April 19, 2017

Motorist charged with DUI in death of motorcyclist

In Pinellas Park, Florida, a man from Tampa faces the charge of driving while intoxicated in a motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist. According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Lawrence Michael Wagner, age 56, of St. Petersburg, was declared dead at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Anthony Robert Davis, age 25, faces […]

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February 20, 2017

Fatal motorcycle collision in Volusia County

A 47-year-old man was ejected from his motorcycle in a crash that occurred in Volusia County, Florida. The wreck took place on January 3, when a motorist abruptly turned from Saxon Boulevard to Diane Terrace in Deltona. As reported in the Orlando Sentinel, the driver behind the car that made the turn applied the brakes […]

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January 30, 2017

Fatal motorcycle accident involving motorist’s left-hand turn

A motorcycle crash claimed the life of a man from Lakeland, Florida, when his bike collided with an SUV. The accident occurred on Thursday, November 24, at 9:05 p.m., in the 3100 block of South Florida Avenue. According to the Lakeland Police Department, traffic was blocked for three hours following the crash, which is under […]

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May 09, 2016

Recent crashes a reminder of Florida’s high rate of motorcycle accidents

A series of recent motorcycle accidents is a reminder of Florida’s high rate of injuries and deaths from such crashes. In Miami, a fatal motorcycle crash closed multiple lanes of I-95. A Punta Gorda man was killed in a motorcycle accident on I-75. In Boynton Beach, four motorcyclists died in crashes in a two-week period […]

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January 14, 2015

Motorcycle and Alcohol Impairment Facts

According to motorcycle accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, there were 2,030 people killed in single-vehicle motorcycle accidents. Forty-three percent of these motorcyclists were under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher at the time of the wreck. Twenty-seven percent of motorcyclists […]

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November 21, 2014

Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Florida and the U.S.

Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable groups who use the roads, and are at risk for sustaining serious injuries if an accident occurs. The motorcycle fatality rate is much higher than that for passenger cars or light trucks. Number of Motorcycle Accidents in Florida and the Greater U.S.  In Florida in 2012, there were […]

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November 03, 2014

The Truth about Skin Grafts to Treat Road Rash

Road rash is one of the most common types of injuries that can occur when riding a motorcycle or bicycle. Unlike traveling in a passenger vehicle, when riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, you are more open to injuries like road rash because there is nothing between you and the road if you are in […]

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November 04, 2013

Four Types of Serious Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents

Approximately 175,000 motorcyclists were treated in 2008 in the emergency room for injuries, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While some injuries are relatively minor, such as light road rash, many motor accidents cause severe, catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Road Rash and Lacerations One of the (relatively) […]

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