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
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.
For decades, the Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have
been successfully fighting for the rights of injured motorcyclists throughout
South Florida. If you or someone you love has been injured, please do
not hesitate to
contact our firm for a free, no-risk consultation. We’re here to help.