How Many Motorcycle Crashes Happen in Florida Every Year?
Florida Motorcycle CrashesIn 2019, Florida reported having 8,895 motorcycle accidents total. Nationwide there were a reported 401,867 motorcycle accidents in 2019. Although the number of accidents in Florida is high, Florida accidents only accounted for 2% of the total number of accidents.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in FloridaFlorida has the highest number of motorcycle fatalities of all states, experiencing 550 in 2019. This is 10% of the 5,044 total motorcycle accident fatalities which occurred in 2019. 6% of the motorcycle crashes that occur in Florida result in fatalities, as compared with the national rate of 1%.
Motorcycle SafetyThe Motorcycle Legal Foundation reports that crashes are 30 times more deadly for motorcyclists than for other drivers. This is because motorcycles offer no safety restraints or airbags to protect riders when an accident occurs. Motorcyclists are encouraged to wear helmets and protective clothing to provide a layer of protection. Alcohol and motorcycles are an especially deadly combination, with nearly 30% of motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes in 2019 having a BAC over the legal limit. Motorcyclists and all drivers are strongly encouraged to NOT drink and ride or drive. If you or someone close to you has been injured or died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, discussing your situation with an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best way to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to receive. At Casas Law in West Palm Beach, we are waiting to schedule your free consultation. We are happy to discuss your case with no obligation.
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