Motorcycle Accidents: How Can a Driver Avoid One?

January 14, 2015

As we reported recently, even though the weather is getting worse in many parts of the country over the winter months, in Florida, people continue to enjoy riding motorcycles in the state’s fair weather.

With this in mind, drivers need to be careful and respect motorcyclists, as motorcycle accidents can result in death and horrific injuries, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and amputations.

Remember, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a vehicle accident than people riding in automobiles are, and many of these accidents are a result of other drivers’ inattention or recklessness.

If you are operating a vehicle and approach a motorcycle, make sure that you avoid distracted driving and pay attention to your surroundings. Give the motorcyclist ample time to break and make turns, and make sure you pay attention, especially if you need to make lane changes or make a turn yourself.

A Tragic Orlando Motorcycle Accident

Sadly, according to News 13-Orlando, a 50-year-old man was killed after the motorcycle he was operating was hit by a garbage truck on December 29. According to the news outlet, Daryl Bernard and Brittany Haniff, 24, were on a motorcycle heading eastbound on Curry Ford Road, when a garbage truck tried to turn onto the southbound ramp of State Road 417 and struck them.

The news outlet reported that both motorcycle occupants were ejected from the bike and Bernard was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which remains under investigation.

Can I Contact an Attorney About a Motorcycle Accident?

If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or have had a loved one killed, our attorneys are here to assist you. We can investigate the crash to determine if the negligence of another driver played a role.

Our injury attorneys offer the experience you need when you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident and are considering legal action.

Did You Know? In 2012, motorcycle accident fatalities increased 7.1 percent nationally over the previous year.



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