Motorcyclists are passionate about the thrill of riding. In South Florida, motorcyclists ride their motorcycles for everything from recreational use to daily transportation to and from work. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can also be very dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 4,957 drivers and passengers were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2012. Florida accounted for the highest number of motorcycle rider fatalities in the country. Furthermore, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported approximately 93,000 motorcyclists injured in 2012.
Motorcycle dangers and injuries caused by motorcycle crashes
Motorcycle drivers and passengers face countless hazards on the roadways. These dangers include other cars and trucks, road debris, and road construction. Motorcycle crashes can lead to death and catastrophic injuries, such as:
- Brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Broken or shattered bones
- Internal injuries
- Amputation of limbs
- Road rash and scarring
Motorcycle crash injuries often result in lifelong pain and suffering. Injured parties also incur financial hardship from extensive medical expenses and loss of wages. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an attorney at Greenberg & Strelitz, P.A. as soon as possible. The hours and days immediately following a motorcycle crash are critical to preserving evidence that can be pivotal to proving a case. Call to schedule a free consultation with the attorneys of Greenberg & Strelitz, P.A. at (561)361-9400. We are committed to helping people injured in motorcycle accidents and their families during such a difficult time.