What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Florida?
Negligent DriversThe negligence of other drivers is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. These are the types of negligence often involved.
Failure to YieldIt has been reported that as much as 41% of accidents resulted from a vehicle turning left and not noticing the motorcycle going straight. Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and other drivers may not see them coming. In some cases, the angle of the sun has contributed as well as distracted driving or texting while driving.
Speeding and Reckless DrivingDrivers speeding or driving recklessly put everyone else on the road in danger. They may seem harmless, but these acts can prove fatal for a motorcyclist in the blink of an eye.
Driving Under the InfluenceDriving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has serious consequences. Driving while impaired causes your reaction time to be delayed and blurs your vision, making motorcycles even harder to see.
Motorcyclist FaultIn accidents where the motorcyclist was at fault, the most common reasons have been driver impairment, speeding, and reckless driving. Because a motorcycle is smaller than other vehicles, motorcyclists will often take risks like weaving through traffic or speeding around other vehicles. Already hard to see, taking such risks can quickly prove fatal.
Motorcycle MalfunctionsAnother cause of motorcycle accidents is equipment malfunctions. If this was the cause of your motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Discussing your case with an experienced accident injury lawyer is the best way to determine how you should proceed. The lawyers at Casas Law are waiting to schedule your free case evaluation and provide you with the legal advice that you need.
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