Motorcycle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death in traffic crashes across the United States and in Miami. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has made an effort to decrease motorcycle fatalities and injuries by 10% between 2008 and 2010. This has been done by improving motorcycle safety awareness and training programs.
Despite these programs, accidents still continue to happen due to the drivers of other vehicles who fail to obey the traffic rules with respect to motorcycles. The motorcycle rider in Miami who obeys all traffic laws still runs the risk of serious injury due to lack of protective covering and helmet.
Following the repeal of the mandatory helmet law in Florida, the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine studied the impact of crashes on riders. The patients were studied over a six month period. The study found that even after one year post the motor cycle accident, most motorcycle riders continue to experience physical defects.
These physical defects are often life changing; resulting in loss of income and permanent bodily injury. When a motorcycle accident occurs due to the negligence of another driver, then the other driver may be responsible for this loss and payment of damages. This is why it is important to have competent legal counsel to assist you in recovering your losses.
Miami accident attorney, The Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson, will assist you obtaining the money you deserve for your losses as a result of a motorcycle accident. Please feel free to contact personal injury lawyer Ruth Johnson at 305 720 2086.