According to recent findings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with a spike in motorcycle registrations in the State of Florida, motorcycle crash fatalities are on the rise in Florida, which is why it is very important to have the best St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorney.
Throughout the country, motorcycle fatalities have more than doubled in the past 10 years. With the number of motorcycles registered in the state and the number of motorcycles visiting the State of Florida, it should come as no surprise that Florida leads the nation in motorcycle crash fatalities. In 2007 alone, there were a staggering 530 fatalities in this state.
The Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The main cause of motorcycle crashes is the failure of motorists to detect motorcycles in traffic. Most often, the driver of the other vehicle did not see the motorcycle before the collision occurred, or did not see the motorcycle until it was too late to avoid the collision. Reports indicate the frequently, other drivers violate the motorcycle's right-of-way and cause the accident
In instances where motorcycle accidents do not involve another vehicle, the leading cause of the motorcycle accident is a collision with the roadway or some fixed object in the environment. In some instances, the object was the result of negligence by the county or municipality to properly maintain its roadways.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident with another vehicle or in a motorcycle accident cause by roadway debris or obstruction, contact St. Petersburg, Florida accident attorney J. Stanford Morse, P.A. Our law firm has successfully represented hundreds of victims as their St. Petersburg motorcycle accident attorney.
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