- Florida and California report more motorcycle deaths each year than anywhere in the nation, with each state reporting more than 500 fatalities.
- The number of fatal motorcycle accidents nearly doubled from 1998 to 2018 – 2,294 to 5,290.
- Nationwide, more than 5,000 riders are killed and about 100,000 are injured each year in motorcycle accidents.
- Three-quarters of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle and more than two-thirds of those are the fault of the other driver.
- Failure to yield the right of way to a motorcycle is the most common cause of serious and fatal motorcycle accidents.
Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
When it comes to Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, Southwest Florida bikers need no introduction. For more than 40 years, our Fort Myers motorcycle accident attorneys have been advocates.
Advocates for Safety. Advocates for Justice. And advocates for the rights of motorcycle riders to share the road. Whether it’s providing title sponsorship to Cape Coral bike nights (the area’s largest family-friendly bike venue), organizing Christmas toy rides, or supporting other motorcycle events or causes, the name Bruce L. Scheiner is known throughout Southwest Florida’s motorcycle community.
Since 1971, our motorcycle accident lawyers in Cape Coral and Fort Myers have been fighting for the rights of injured riders and seeking justice for families.
Florida’s year-round riding weather makes it among the greatest places in the United States to ride a motorcycle. Unfortunately, it joins California and Texas as the most dangerous states in the nation when it comes to fatal motorcycle accidents.
In fact, at least one rider a day dies in a Florida motorcycle accident, accounting for more than 400 Florida rider deaths annually, according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Most motorcycle accidents most often involve a driver who fails to yield the right of way. Whether at a private drive, the entrance to a parking lot, or an intersection, a driver has an obligation to give a motorcycle plenty of room and wait for a rider to pass.
As motorcycling has increased in popularity in recent years, so too have the accident risks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the number of registered bikes increased from 3.9 million in 1998 to 7.1 million by 2008. By 2018, nearly 600,000 of those were in Florida and many thousands more visit annually for Datyona Bike Week or to take advantage of Florida's year around riding weather. Most riders understand the risks and ride responsibly. Too often, it is an inattentive driver that leaves a rider’s family suffering the devastating impact of a serious or fatal accident.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Fort Myers and Cape Coral know about the pain and suffering, the lost wages, the broken bones, traumatic brain injury, burns and road rash that too often result from a motorcycle accident. From the moment you contact our office we will put together a team specifically assembled to deal with the challenges of your case. Whether it’s consulting accident-reconstruction experts or determining the best medical and rehabilitative care available to deal with your injuries, you can count on more than four decades of experience at your side.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Sebring or elsewhere in Southwest Florida, contact Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. You’ll pay us nothing unless we win.
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