Many drivers do not fully pay attention to the road or their surroundings while they drive. They may be constantly on their cell phones, texting, eating while driving, or distracted with something else behind the wheel. Because of this, it is often difficult for drivers of motor vehicles to spot motorcycles on the road.
However, with over one million drivers in Florida that have motorcycle endorsements on their driver’s licenses, drivers of cars, SUVs, trucks and vans will likely encounter a motorcycle on every trip. This means that drivers should constantly be on the lookout for motorcycles before changing lanes.
If a driver fails to look over his or her shoulder before changing lanes, fails to signal his or her intentions or is distracted at the wheel and swerves, he or she may cause a motorcyclist to crash and suffer any of the following injuries:
- Road rash
- Fractured bones
- Broken collarbone
- Broken ribs
- Serious back and neck injuries
- Leg and ankle injuries
- Knee injuries (ACL injury)
- Internal bruising and injuries
- Chest injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
Not every motorcycle accident in Broward County is the fault of a driver of a motor vehicle, but the vast majority of accidents are caused by negligent drivers of passenger cars, SUVs and trucks. Sadly, fatal injuries are a reality of Florida motorcycle accidents, which should cause drivers to want to pay close attention at the wheel.
If you suffered a motorcycle accident injury in South Florida due to someone else’s negligence at the wheel, you need to find out how to protect your rights to a financial recovery. Don’t delay, call an experienced Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorney for a free legal consultation at the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at[number type=”2″] NOW or [number type=”1″] today.