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Motorcycles on the road can lead to serious accidents

Many Americans, including many from Florida and the Fort Lauderdale, area love to ride. For some, it is the intimate relationship between the rider, the bike and the road, for others, it is the freedom and liberation of letting the wind hit you as you ride the streets and highways. And for some, it may well just be a financial situation. Riding a motorcycle is much more efficient than driving a car or truck.

Regardless of the many reasons people ride motorcycles, one thing is certain - motorcycles pose unique hazards on the roads for everyone involved. While many accidents are no one's fault, there are many times when a negligent or distracted driver who is not paying attention causes an accident with a motorcycle.

Motorcyclists are vulnerable on the roads since they do not have many of the same safety features as cars and trucks. When there is a motor vehicle accident and a motorcycle is involved, unfortunately things are often catastrophic or even worse.

If it can be proven that a driver was negligent or distracted and caused an accident, a victim may be entitled to compensation. If it is a wrongful death, the family of the deceased may also be entitled to compensation from the negligent driver. But one will never know whether they may be entitled unless they proactively seek out answers. All personal injury cases are unique, so you may want to have your situation reviewed by a law professional do determine whether you may have a case.

Source: findlaw.com, "Motorcycle Accidents: Overview," Accessed March 7, 2017

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