Rudy Ramjeawan, Attorney Motorcycle Accidents
The sound of thundering motorcycles conjures up feelings of excitement and the freedom of the open road. It is romanticized in movies and for many, brings back memories of youth. And there is the camaraderie that goes along with being a motor- cyclist, a member of a club that attends events together and shares the love of the equipment. The Sunshine state provides the perfect conditions and events designed to lure motorcyclists from all over the country. Because of this and other factors, it is reported by the American Automobile Association that the State of Florida has the most deaths and injuries from motorcycle accidents in the United States.
To optimize safety, the appropriate gear for motorcyclists is the usage of helmets, face shield/glasses, boots, gloves and a jacket or vest. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists are not inclined to use these things, as it is not mandated by State law. Even if all of these items are in place, it can’t provide nearly the protection as a car with seat belts, air bags and a metal body. The most common injuries in a Motorcycle Accident are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, road rash, broken bones and crushed limbs. Even accidents that occur at low speeds can cause devastating injuries.
The age of the motorcyclist is another factor in accidents. As a person ages, their reaction time slows and it is more difficult for them to see potential road hazards ahead due to declining visual acuity.
To get a motorcycle license in the State of Florida, it is required that an applicant attend a Basic Rider Course. This course provides basic entry classroom learning and testing as well as a hands on riding skill evaluation. Motorcyclists are to follow the same road rules as other vehicles.
Some of the reasons for the high incidence of Motorcycle Accidents;
- Road conditions and a propensity to skid.
- Motorcycle not being properly maintained.
- Visual conditions such as fog, dusk, dawn, night time driving. It is difficult for a motor vehicle to see a motorcycle at these times.
- Weaving in and out of traffic and other high risk behaviors.
- Lightening strikes.
- No barrier between the rider and the road.
- Less stability on two wheels.
In a court case regarding a motor cycle accident, there are economic and non-economic damages. The Statute of Limitations on these cases is four years. There are medical bills, lost wages and property damage to consider. You may need alterations to your home to accommodate permanent injuries. Pain and suffering can be awarded
Rudy Ramjeawan, Attorney at Law, in Kissimmee, Florida can review your case and provide you with the best options for compensation for your damages. We will work diligently to gather evidence and be the intermediary between you and the Insurance Companies. You need someone to stand up for you and we can get you the compensation that you deserve. A call to us today can give you a better future!
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