Operating a motorcycle is one of the most exhilarating means of transportation and fun. Motorcycles are used throughout Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and all other locations in South Florida. The warm climate makes for ideal motorcycling conditions on South Florida’s highways and roads. Unfortunately, without the benefit of being surrounded by steel, sheet metal, seat belts, and airbags, a motorcyclist is almost completely vulnerable to a careless driver, or to dangerous defects in the motorcycle itself (such as a defectively designed brakes, transmissions, or even a kickstand which can cause a person to be pinned under a heavy motorcycle).
Additionally, victims of motorcycle accidents are often wrongly accused of being at fault – while at the same time they suffer some of the most severe injuries!
Although motorcycles account for less than 3 percent of all registered vehicles, motorcyclists accounted for over 13 percent of the total traffic fatalities in 2009 according to a report by the National Safety Council. Fatalities amongst motorcyclist and their passengers increased 80 percent from 1999 to 2009, surmounting to 4,462 deaths in the latter year. In the same time period, the number of nonfatal motorcycle injuries increased from 50,000 to 90,000 per year. As one would assume, this increase in injuries is directly correlated to the increase in registered motorcycles over the same period of time. In 1999, there were approximately 4.1 million registered motorcycles in the United States, while as of 2009 there were 7.8 million. With this increase in motorcycle usage comes the need to use due care while traveling on South Florida’s roadways.
Motorcycle injuries can come from a variety of negligent acts. In 2008, speeding was the cause of 35 percent of the fatal injuries that resulted from motorcycle collisions. Furthermore, 29 percent of fatal injuries were caused by alcohol or drug impairment. The National Safety Council also found a strong correlation between the type of motorcycle and number of injuries. The death rate for super-sport motorcycles was four times as high as the death rate for more conventional, cruiser motorcycles. All of these statistics show the importance of obtaining quality representation in pursuing a claim arising out of a motorcycle collision.
The ability to determine and obtain full compensation against negligent motorists requires a particularly committed, skilled, and experienced motorcycle accident law firm. At the Schulman Law Group we have the commitment, skills, financial resources, and most importantly the experience to obtain just compensation for motorcycle accident victims. We have the ability to access those experts who can determine all the various factors that may have contributed to the other driver’s neglect. The at-fault motorists will be provided legal counsel by their insurance company, but you can do much better! You can be selective and interview experienced, caring and successful lawyers. The insurance companies look to avoid compensating you, and delay your compensation, and therefore you need to be represented by the right motorcycle accident lawyers who are tenacious, and don’t give in until justice is served and the most compensation is obtained The Schulman Law Group.
The Schulman Law Group has a long history of truly championing the rights of motorcycle accident victims. Please contact us to learn how our tenacity, experience, knowledge, and resources can be used to obtain proper compensation for motorcycle accident victims and their families.