Car v. Motorcycle Wreck
- Three-quarters of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle – that vehicle’s driver is at-fault about two-thirds of the time.
- Failure to yield the right of way to the rider is the most common cause; typically the at-fault driver claims to have not seen the rider.
- Intersections are the most common place for motorcycle accidents.
- Speed is not a factor in most crashes; median pre-crash speed is under 30 mph.
- The typical accident gives a rider less than 2 seconds to react.
Sources: University of Southern California; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; “Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures.”
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or elsewhere in Southwest Florida, chances are you already know who to call: Associates and Bruce L. Schiener, Attorneys for the Injured, has been the area’s most vocal advocate and supporter of motorcycle rights and motorcycle safety for a generation.
Our Fort Myers motorcycle accident lawyers have helped hundreds of riders and their families in the wake of serious and fatal motorcycle accidents. For nearly a decade, our Cape Coral motorcycle accident attorneys have been the title sponsor of Cape Bike Night, the areas premiere family-friendly motorcycle event.
Until the economic downturn, the number of fatal motorcycle accidents nationwide had increased for each year for more than a decade. This has been of particular concern for advocates because the number of overall traffic fatalities has been in decline.
By 2008, more than 5,100 riders were killed on the road and nearly 100,000 were injured. And Florida joins California, year in and year out, as the deadliest state in the nation for motorcycle accidents – 523 riders were killed in Florida that year, compared to 537 in California, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Too often, the debate centers around motorcycle helmets or the actions of the rider. Our Naples motorcycle accident lawyers know where the focus belongs: Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents that involve another vehicle were the fault of the other vehicle’s driver.
Meanwhile, the rider, who is often the family’s primary wage earner, suffers very serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, broken bones, amputation injuries and road rash. Rarely does the vehicle’s driver suffer any injuries at all.
At Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, we have dedicated substantial resources to fighting for the rights of riders injured in motorcycle accidents. We have won the knowledge, gained the experience and earned the reputation over 40 years of advocacy for motorcycle safety and victim’s rights in Southwest Florida.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident anywhere in Southwest Florida – from Sebring to Naples – call today for a free and confidential consultation. We will even dispatch a team to your hospital room if necessary to make sure your rights are protected and the investigation into your accident begins immediately.
800-646-1210 – Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner – Focused on Justice