If you are a motorcyclist involved in an accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Jacksonville’s Willis Lucas Law Group has in-depth knowledge of all the Florida laws and regulations specific to motorcyclists and to automobile operators driving near a motorcyclist.
Unfortunately, many automobile drivers have little or no experience either riding a motorcycle or safely sharing the roadway with motorcyclists. Distracted drivers, large tractor trailers taking up more than their share of the road and other hazards put motorcycle riders at a risk for injury each time they take to the road. Consider these statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
5,290 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2008, accounting for 14% of total crash fatalities
96,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents in 2008
Motorcycle riders accounted for 17% of all occupant fatalities and 4% of all occupants injured
Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists were 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash and nine times more likely to be injured.
The Florida legislature views motorcycles as being no different from any other motor vehicle on the road in terms of obeying traffic and motor vehicle laws and facing penalties for violations. However, a motorcyclist faces a much higher chance of severe injury or death in a serious collision. If you are a motorcyclist who has been seriously injured in an accident, you will want to contact a specialized motorcycle accident lawyer. Jacksonville boasts many fine accident attorneys, but motorcyclists face especially high risks and need tough representation.
For a highly qualified motorcycle accident lawyer, Willis Lucas Law Group, P.A. delivers. Contact us at (904) 270-8707 today.