Kissimmee Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents are likely to produce serious long-term injuries
Florida may be a rider’s paradise. Beautiful conditions, long highways and a strong bike culture contribute to an excellent atmosphere for riders. But it only takes a split second for a biker’s passion to turn dangerous or even deadly.
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. represents motorists and bikers in the Kissimmee, Orlando and central Florida area who have been involved in an accident. If you recently suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, our Kissimmee motorcycle accident attorneys can help you with your case.
Motorcycle accidents are on the rise in Florida
Motorcycle riding has become more popular in recent years, and the number of accidents has risen accordingly. Florida has seen the results of that trend. Recent statistics reveal that in one year:
- Florida witnessed 9,384 motorcycle crashes, up 8.85 percent from three years prior.
- Along with 32 passengers, 425 motorcycle drivers died in fatal accidents.
- More than 7,800 motorcyclists and an additional 800 passengers were injured.
These numbers are indicative of a larger trend of motorcycle riding and bike accidents throughout the country. The state’s new PIP insurance requirements also change potential coverage and liability for riders who have been thrown from their bikes. If you have been hurt in such an incident, one of our auto accident attorneys can take on your case.
Florida requires riders to pass a safety course
Since 2008, Florida requires all motorcyclists to pass a safety course as part of the licensing requirements. This applies to all bikers, regardless of age or experience. The Basic Rider Course is part of the Florida Rider Trainer Program, and if successfully completed, a motorcycle endorsement is added to your license. It is important to pass the Basic Rider Course before you begin using your bike. If you fail to do so, you are violating the law and opening yourself up to liability in the event of an accident.
A spill can produce serious injuries
The exposed nature of motorcycle riding is both thrilling and dangerous. Any accident on the bike is likely to produce harm to the rider. Typical injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Muscle sprain
- Burns and road rash
Unlike other states, Florida does not require a helmet when riding on a state road. Wearing a helmet approved by the Department of Transportation can provide some protection from brain injuries in the event of an accident. In fact, it can make the difference between life and death under these circumstances.
Contact us for a free initial consultation if you have been hurt in a Kissimmee motorcycle collision
If you have been injured while on your bike, you may be entitled to compensation. Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. represents injured riders and others who have been hurt while driving. Contact us at 407.483.0500 or online for a free consultation about your case at our offices in Kissimmee, Orlando or Altamonte Springs. Our experienced Kissimmee motorcycle accident attorneys can help.