Category: Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Requirements in Fort Lauderdale

Many people enjoy riding a motorcycle in Fort Lauderdale. It gives travelers a unique look at this beautiful and vast state. However, individuals wishing to do this should make sure they take the proper steps to do so in Fort Lauderdale. Learn some of the specific requirements Florida has for motorcycle operators. Florida Requirements for… read more

College student suffers severe injuries in motorcycle accident

A junior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) suffered severe injuries in a Florida 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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

Chloe’s Law, aimed at preventing drowning deaths in car crashes, passes House panel

A Florida bill aimed at preventing drowning deaths in car accidents has passed its first House committee. The bill is named “Chloe’s law” after Chloe Arenas, a University of Central Florida student who died last year when her vehicle ran off the road and into a retention pond. The bill is aimed at installing guardrails… read more

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… read more

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… read more

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… read more

Teens and Motorcycles: Considerations & Safety Tips

The thought of teens riding around on motorcycles strikes fear in the heart of many parents and with good reason. An estimated 640 people under the age of 21 were injured in motorcycle accidents in 2011 in Florida alone, according to the FDOT Crash Analysis Reporting System (CARS). From our family to yours, we share… read more

Unhelmeted Motorcycle Rider Dies in Florida Motorcycle Crash – Helmet Law Revisited

On November 20th, 2011, a motorcycle passenger was killed in a Sunday afternoon crash in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Basmattie Persad, 43, was not wearing her helmet at the time of the motorcycle crash. She was riding on her uncle’s motorcycle without a helmet; however, her uncle Ramlakhan Singh, 58, of Groveland,… read more

Why It Is Important to Tell Your Lawyer Everything Following a Motorcycle Crash

After being involved and injured in a motorcycle crash, it might be hard to find someone who you can rely on and trust. When you are looking at different attorneys to handle your case, keep in mind that the only way an attorney can represent you the best is if he or she knows everything…. read more

2010 Florida Motorcycle Statistics

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles revealed their 2010 Traffic Crash Statistics Report, which highlights motorcycle crash statistics in Florida. The numbers were released in August and indicated that Florida motorcycle fatalities decreased between 2009 and 2010. The total decrease was approximately 4.7 percent, which works out to about 19 people respectively…. read more

Florida Repealed Helmet Laws in 2000

The Sun Sentinel recently released an article focusing on the fact that more motorcyclists are wearing helmets, but the numbers are not even close to the numbers of riders wearing helmets prior to the helmet law repeal over a decade ago. Due to crash statistics and the injuries that occur to unhelmeted riders, South Florida… read more

How To Choose a Motorcycle Helmet

In the Sunshine State, if you are at least 21 years old and carry a minimum of $10,000 in a medical insurance policy, then you can bypass the helmet law. However, the question is: Why would you want to increase your risk for injuries? Although most people know that wearing a motorcycle helmet can keep… read more

Is Spinal Surgery Necessary After a Motorcycle Crash?

South Florida seems to have just the right weather for motorcyclists to ride all year long. Although riding motorcycles can be exhilarating and adventurous, it can also be quite dangerous, even with the great weather that Florida provides to riders. Because there are many motorists rushing about on Florida streets and highways, it makes for… read more