There are a number of benefits that come with riding a motorcycle, but motorcyclists also face many potential risks on the open road.

Knowing about the potential risks can better prepare you to take the appropriate precautions to reduce the chances of being involved in a serious or fatal Florida motorcycle accident. Many motorcyclists lose their limbs and their lives each year due to negligent drivers, poor weather conditions, and equipment failure.

Helmets are one of the recommended protections, but not all people wear them. Failure to wear a helmet, however, can increase your chances of a life-changing injury such as a traumatic brain injury.

Causes of Florida Motorcycle Accidents

Some of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents are related to bad weather conditions, road hazards, motorcycle misalignment, visual obstructions in the roadway, median, or near the intersection, and the lack of visual recognition by other drivers.

While some Florida motorcycle accidents are caused by operator error, others are caused by a negligent driver or by a manufacturing defect in such a case you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and related accident expenses.

Florida Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Some of the common injuries associated with Florida motorcycle accidents include:

  • internal abdominal injuries;
  • lacerations;
  • traumatic limb amputation;
  • brain and spinal cord damage;
  • paralysis;
  • broken or fractured bones;
  • concussions; and
  • cuts and bruises.

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If you’ve been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages through a Florida personal injury claim.

The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Ellsley Sobol, P.L. can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 954-888-7720 or toll-free 888-258-6914 to schedule a no cost case review.