Palm Bay Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycles are among the lightest vehicles on the road. This makes them more maneuverable, but it also makes them more vulnerable in an accident. Motorcycle accidents in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville and Brevard often are a result of a collision with a much larger vehicle. When motorcycles are involved in accidents, no matter whose fault it is, the motorcyclist and passenger usually are the most injured.
If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, trust the Palm Bay motorcycle accident attorneys at Couture Law PA to help you understand the laws, gather facts, talk to witnesses and likely secure adequate compensation for your pain and suffering, time lost from work and medical bills.
2008 Florida accident data
- In 2008, there were 9,618 motorcycle crashes in Florida. Of those, 8,519 motorcyclists were injured and 502 were killed. This means that very few motorcyclists (6.2%) escaped injury.
- 17.8% of all traffic fatalities for the same year were motorcycle drivers and their passengers.
- In 1999 there were 4,451 crashes involving motorcycles. Compared to the figures of 2008, it shows an astounding increase of 216%. Granted, there are more motorcycles on the road today, but there are also many more vehicles in general on our roadways, so the chances of a motorcyclist being involved in an accident also have increased dramatically.
A minor collision with an average-sized sedan can result in serious injuries – even death – for the motorcyclists, while the driver of the car could emerge unscathed. Often, it’s the automobile driver who claims that he or she “just didn’t see the motorcycle.” In situations like these, it’s difficult to determine who is at fault. As such, it is extremely important to contact experienced Brevard County motorcycle accident lawyers immediately to help with your case.
What is "safe motorcycling?"
Safe motorcycling is more than just wearing a helmet and not exceeding the speed limit – although those are extremely important. Motorcyclists always must be vigilant and should assume that automobile drivers won’t – or can’t – see them. Safe motorcycling is about keeping an appropriate distance between vehicles and staying on one side of the lane to avoid vehicle blind spots, instead of driving in the center. Always try to stay one step ahead of all the other drivers around you.
Couture Law P.A. represents motorcycle accident victims in Brevard County and its major cities, including Melbourne, Titusville, Palm Bay and the entire Space Coasts and surrounding cities and towns.