Summers in Florida are filled with motorcycle rallies and events, making them an ideal time to brush up on your motorcycle safety, in fact, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. However, even the safest biker cannot prevent other drivers from driving negligently and may still be injured in a serious motorcycle accident. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are 30 times more likely to be involved in a deadly accident, as compared to car and truck drivers and occupants; and, motorcyclists are five times a likely to be injured in an accident. Sadly, motorcycle related wrongful deaths have increased by over 130 percent over the past ten years.
Despite the public perception of victims of motorcycle accidents, they deserve justice when they are injured due to another motorist’s carelessness. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or surrounding areas of Florida, attorney Joseph Lipsky is here to help ensure you get the justice you are due.
Summer heat in Florida can be oppressive, but safety while riding a motorcycle requires wearing proper clothing. Make sure you wear a helmet, even though Florida Law does not require one, and other protective gear, including bright colored clothing, to help avoid an accident.
In addition to safety gear, check your bike prior to taking it out for a ride. Always check blinkers, lights, breaks, and shifters prior to hitting the road. Also, a safety in numbers strategy, riding with other bikers, is a good way to make other motor vehicles aware of motorcycles.
Summertime, biker rallies, and alcohol all go hand in hand, but it is important that you do not, under any circumstances, operate your motorcycle while drunk. Making sure you are sober can help protect you, your passengers, other motorists, and your bike from unnecessary damage.
If you live in Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida and have been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact Joseph L. Lipsky, P.A. or call 1-888-FLA-LAW8 today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced motorcycle accident attorney.