Head injury is a major cause of death in motorcycle accidents. The Insurance Information Institute reports that helmets save the lives of many motorcyclists and that universal helmet use by motorcycle operators and passengers could save hundreds of more lives every year. A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Cause Death After a Motorcycle Accident A traumatic… Read More
Motorcycles are fun, but they are also dangerous to ride. There is little to protect you from the road if you get struck by another vehicle. Sadly, despite decades of use, motorcycle riders also have a reputation for taking risks and driving dangerously on the road. This can lead to prejudice against them in courts.
This FAQ page will explain some of the questions surrounding motorcycle accident cases. If you ride, we encourage you to read these so you’ll know more about what to do after the event of a motorcycle crash.
As a rider, you have a responsibility to other riders to help battle the stereotype. An easy way to start is to always wear a helmet. It’s required by Florida law and it’s one of the few motorcycle safety features to improve outcomes after a crash. Florida may be hot, but it’s better to be hot than dead.
Also, know the safety rules for motorcycles and follow them. Most drivers already have trouble detecting motorcycles. If you ride in a predictable manner, you’ll be easier to see. Do not try to split lanes. This practice is only legal in California.
Finally, you can get special training on what to do if you start to crash. Investing in motorcycle school can save your life and help you enjoy the use of your motorcycle. You’ll learn how to handle dangerous situations. This investment could save your life.
Be safe out there on the roads. If you should get injured in a motorcycle crash, don’t hesitate to call Chalik Law for a consultation about your situation. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
The answer to this question is both yes and no. Florida law generally requires protective headgear for motorcycle riders, but the statutes include exceptions to the rule. Florida’s General Rule for Motorcycle Helmet Use Florida Statute § 316.211 prohibits people from driving or riding on a motorcycle without a motorcycle helmet. The headgear must meet… Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Traffic Safety Facts state that speeding, lack of valid licenses, and alcohol impairment were all significant causes of motorcycle crashes and fatal crashes. The NHTSA also reports that in order to avoid accidents, motorcycle drivers should practice motorcycle safety in the form of: Being familiar with their bike… Read More
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the most common motorcycle injury is to a rider’s feet or legs. The organization found that 30% of all non-fatal injuries involve this type of trauma. The Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine reports that in the course of their research, they found that the… Read More
In most cases, you can receive compensation for a motorcycle accident if you weren’t wearing a helmet in Florida. However, this may reduce your payout. Call us as soon as possible after your accident. We can fight for your best interests and pursue the maximum compensation available to you based on the facts of your… Read More