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What Are Some Of The Most Common Motorcycle Injuries?

What Are Some Of The Most Common Motorcycle Injuries?Of all motorists or drivers in Florida, just 7% drive a motorcycle, but motorcycles are involved in 19% of all Florida fatal accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this puts Florida in the top spot when it comes to motorcycle accident fatalities. Motorcycle accident injuries tend to be more severe than injuries sustained in an automobile accident, and these frequently result in personal injury lawsuits or wrongful death lawsuits if the other driver is determined to be negligent in these Florida accidents. While Florida mandates having PIP insurance, motorcycle accident injuries are typically more severe than the $10,000 PIP insurance allows.

Some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents in Florida are traumatic brain injuries, and these injuries also lead to the most fatalities. Aside from traumatic brain injuries, motorcycle riders will also often experience broken limbs, ribs, or even spinal fractures.

A Look At Some Motorcycle Accident Statistics


Nearly 1 in 5 of all fatal Florida accidents involve a motorcycle, while just over 1 in every 20 drivers on the road drive a motorcycle. There are also patterns when it comes to when these accidents are most likely to occur, with just under 40% of all of these crashes occurring on weekends, rather than the other 5 days of the week. The time of year also seems to matter, and the most motorcycle accidents occur in Florida within the months of March, April, and May.

Just under 30% of all motorcycle accidents in Florida result in a traumatic brain injury, while 35% result in injuries to multiple parts of the body, including the brain. In terms of injuries resulting in hospitalization, injuries to the legs and lower half of the body are responsible for the most, with right around 35%. Traumatic brain injuries resulted in 20% of hospitalizations, but far more fatalities.

The Cost Of Motorcycle Accident Injuries


Whether a person has suffered a TBI, a broken limb, or any sort of injury or combination of injuries, the result is costly. On average, a person who has been involved in a motorcycle accident can expect to incur just under $60,000 in medical costs alone, and that is not including lost work wages, pain and suffering costs, or damages to their motorcycle. Florida’s mandated PIP insurance covers around $10,000 in costs when an accident occurs, and this means that a motorcyclist will still be responsible for around $50,000 on average in medical costs alone. Due to the severity and cost of these accidents, Florida motorcyclists can pursue a lawsuit to cover their damages if their accident was caused by the negligence of another driver.

Helping Motorcyclists To Stay Safe


Ideally, no motorcyclist will need to suffer the injuries involved in a motorcycle accident. There are some things motorcyclists can do to make themselves more visible to other drivers, and protect themselves from serious injury should an accident occur. Some precautions motorcyclists can take include:

  • Wear bright colors – Bright colors help to make motorcyclists more visible and eye-catching on the road, which helps motorists around them to be more aware of their space and need for safety.

  • Wear a helmet – Wearing a helmet can lessen a person’s risk for severe traumatic brain injury by more than 71% should they find themselves in a motorcycle accident.

  • Use hand and turn signals – Using both hands and turn signals while on a motorcycle can help you to be more visible to other drivers on the road while turning or changing lanes.


Personal Injury Lawyers And Motorcycle Accidents


The help of a personal injury lawyer is paramount to getting the settlement you need from your motorcycle accident. With the help of a professional in Florida law, you can rest assured your case is left in the best hands, and your damages are most likely to be compensated.

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