There are many motorists on Florida roads each day. Due to the fact that the drivers are human, car accidents also occur each day in Florida. Drivers become distracted or are in a hurry to get where they are going and as a result hit other vehicles or cause accidents. These accidents can range from minor fender benders to fatal wrecks. However, certain accidents seem to cause severe injuries more often. Frequently, these types of severe incidents involve motorcyclists.
Recently in Tamarac, a motorcyclist was injured in an accident involving a car. It is unclear what caused the accident, but the motorcyclist was air lifted to a local hospital. The extent of the injuries is unknown. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured in the accident. The police had to shut down the eastbound lanes of the road to investigate the accident.
Motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries after being hit by a distracted driver, drunk driver or any other type of negligent driver. Bikers do not have the same protections that car occupants have and therefore the motorcyclist is often thrown from the bike with only the road to land on. Due to the fact that the injuries are often more severe, it means that the accidents can be much more costly for motorcyclists since the medical bills will be higher. Also, if serious injury prevents the motorcyclist from working, they may lose a significant amount of income while they recover.
The motorcyclist may be able to receive compensation for their injuries, though. Insurance companies only pay so much, but many accident victims are left wondering how they will cover the medical expenses, lost earnings and damage to the motorcycle. Thus, a personal injury suit can be very valuable for the victim, so they can just focus on their recovery without having to worry about the financial issues.
There are many motorcyclists involved in car accidents in Florida each year. These accidents can be very devastating for the motorcyclists. However, they may be able to receive compensation for the injuries they suffer. Experienced attorneys understand the devastation of motorcycle accidents and may be able to hold negligent drivers accountable for striking a motorcycle.
Source: WSVN.com, "Motorcyclist hospitalized after Tamarac accident," Aug. 31, 2015