Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Helping Victims of Motorcycle Accidents Throughout the State of Florida
The favorable yearlong weather conditions are one of the many reasons Florida residents and visitors enjoy the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, however, that enjoyment can come with a price. More than 10,000 motorcycle crashes and more than 500 motorcyclist fatalities occurred here annually through much of the past decade. In fact, Florida leads the nation in motorcycle fatalities, and the number of crashes is increased during the past decade, as shown in the following chart.
Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2017, 2016, 2015). Traffic crash facts: Annual report 2016, 2015, 2014. https://www.flhsmv.gov/resources/crash-citation-reports/
Motorcycle accidents are usually very serious, affecting not only the driver, but their families and loved ones as well. Lengthy recoveries, extensive medical treatments, care and expenses, pain, suffering and the loss of earnings and wages affect everyone involved.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a serious motorcycle injury, the experienced Miami motorcycle accident attorneys at the Boyers Law Group want to help guide you during this difficult period. We’ve helped hundreds of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve and will put our legal expertise and experience to work advocating for you.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents typically involve more serious injuries than automobile accidents, since riders are less protected during impact than vehicle occupants. In fact, although motorcyclists represent only 3% of all people registered to operate motor vehicles in the United States, they account for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are approximately 28 times more likely to die in a crash than people in cars.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration promotes safe behaviors for motorcyclists, such as making yourself visible on the road and wearing Department of Transportation-compliant helmets. However, even when all safety precautions are taken, accidents can occur and victims can be seriously injured.
Florida Motorcycle Insurance
Florida law requires all automobile drivers to have a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance and $10,000 property damage liability, but this insurance does not cover motorcyclists. In contrast, Florida motorcyclists are not required to have specific motorcycle insurance. They are, however, required to have at least $10,000 in healthcare benefits to pay for injuries. Some motorcyclists also have uninsured motorist coverage to help pay expenses if they are hit and injured by an uninsured or underinsured motorists
Seriously injured motorcyclists who do not have proper legal representation are, therefore, especially vulnerable to receiving inadequate compensation for their injuries and may not even have enough to cover their medical expenses. If you or a family member is confronted by this type of frightening circumstance and your crash was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important to speak to a skilled personal injury attorney. It is essential to then hire a trial attorney who has experience in winning full and complete compensation for motorcycle crash victims.
Help from Successful, Experienced Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, the highly skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys of the Boyers Law Group stand ready to vigorously advocate for you and assist you to maximize your recovery and obtain the substantial compensation to which you are legally entitled.
At Boyers Law Group, we believe your pain and suffering should not be exacerbated by undue stress. We want to make sure that you are fully and justly compensated for your losses. Please call us at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website to get expert advice from an experienced Miami motorcycle accident attorney.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2018 Nov. 28). Traffic crash facts: Annual report 2017.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2017, Dec. 12) Traffic crash facts: Annual report 2016.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2016, Oct. 23) Traffic crash facts: Annual report 2015.
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. (2015, Sept. 11) Traffic crash facts: Annual report 2014. https://flhsmv.gov/pdf/crashreports/crash_facts_2014.pdf
National Motorcycle Institute. (2019). National Motorcycle Institute Fatality Reporting System.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. United States Department of Transportation. (2018). Motorcycle safety.