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Florida Motorcycle Accident Trends and Data

By Robert Sparks Attorneys  Jun. 12, 2012 11:38a

According to the Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report of 2007, there were 9,205 motorcycle accidents in the state that year. Due to its mild weather, many tourist locations, and numerous motorcycle events and rallies throughout the state, Florida is a popular location for motorcyclists. Motorcycle registrations have seen a continuing uptrend over the last decade. Accident statistics involving motorcycles climbed with this uptrend until 2008. In that year, completion of an approved 15 hour Basic Rider Course became a requirement for all motorcyclists who wished to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle only license. Since then, motorcycle accidents have begun to decrease. Obviously, the better trained a motorcycle operator becomes, the less risk he or she will have for motorcycle accidents and injury.

While more than 9,000 motorcycle accidents occurred in Florida in 2007, 8,186 of these resulted in injuries. 517 motorcyclists were killed that year. Overall, traffic accident statistics show that motorcyclists are at much more risk for injury and death than drivers and passengers in cars and trucks. Motorcyclists aged 21 who have at least $10,000 worth of medical coverage insurance are not required to wear helmets in Florida. While it is not against the law for these individuals to ride without a helmet, for the purposes of safety it is not recommended. Head injuries are a common occurrence for motorcyclists involved in accidents.

Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may need the legal skills and ability of an attorney who practices Florida personal injury law. In the aftermath of such an accident, you may have little attention or ability to deal with the legal details. Ensuring that your best interests are being handled in any injury claim by a competent attorney can be an invaluable service. At Robert Sparks Attorneys, you will find a legal team thoroughly skilled in pursuing valid injury claims and lawsuits for those who have been injured through negligence. As nationally ranked lawyers through many legal industry organizations, they know how to get results.

You can get a free, initial consultation with a Tampa motorcycle accident lawyer at the firm about your accident and injuries. Contact the firm today to get started.

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