Not many states can boast year-round motorcycling weather conditions. Fortunately,
Florida motorcyclists from the panhandle to South Beach can enjoy riding
their bikes 365 days a year. Beautiful beach rides, eerie swamp tours,
and mega motorcycle festivals are all part of the South Florida motorcyclist
Although the state of Florida does not have a mandatory helmet law for
all riders, safety experts agree that wearing a helmet is the best way
to increase your chances of walking away from a motorcycle accident.
In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that
motorcycle helmets saved the lives of over 1,600 bikers. An additional
703 lives could’ve been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets.
In 2011, nearly 60% of the fatally injured motorcyclists were not wearing
a helmet at the time of their crash.
In addition to statistical evidence, multiple high quality studies continue
to support the claims that motorcycle helmet use saves lives. Their findings
suggest that motorcycle helmet use reduces head injuries by 69% and death
by 42%. Riders without the protection of a motorcycle helmet were 3-4x
more likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury, requiring extensive hospitalization,
and lifelong disability.
Motorcyclists, who have been injured in an
accident, need aggressive legal representation by an attorney who is experienced
in litigating motorcycle accident cases. There are numerous issues and
obstacles that are unique to motorcycle injury law; therefore, injured
bikers need someone on their side from the very start. At Kelley/Uustal,
our lawyers can help you during this difficult time and our firm has the
resources to tackle even the most complex motorcycle accident case.
Contact South Florida injury Attorneys
For decades, the injury attorney at Kelley/Uustal have been successfully
fighting for the rights of injured motorcyclists in Fort Lauderdale, Miami,
Palm Beach, and throughout South Florida. To learn more about your legal
options, call our South Florida injury attorneys at
(954) 715-4511 or
888-522-6601 for a free consultation.