Although there are many types of motorcycles such as sport bikes, classic bikes, touring bikes, cruisers, mopeds, and scooters, one thing is the same – each bike has two wheels surrounded by literally no protection.
Motorcycle accidents in Florida occur for a number of reasons including: other negligent drivers, defective equipment, and poor road conditions. When a motorcycle and car collide, the results are almost always serious for the motorcyclist involved in the crash.
Two of the most common yet serious injuries motorcycle riders sustain include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs frequently in Florida motorcycle accidents, since it is legal for motorcyclists over the age of 20 to operate a motorcycle in the state of Florida without a helmet. A TBI occurs more often in motorcycle crash, as a motorcyclist’s head is more vulnerable to injury. A TBI can create life-long injuries affecting a motorcyclist’s speech, motor skills, and even their personality. Sometimes a victim of a TBI will need medical care for life and will not be able to work again.
- Spinal Cord Injury: A spinal cord injury occurs when a harsh impact injures the vertebra. When a motorcyclist suffers a spinal cord injury, it is usually always the fault of a negligent driver. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries leave lasting damages, such as paralysis. Most of the time, victims of spinal cord injuries cannot return to work or back to their normal life and require lifelong medical care and assistance.
If you were injured in a South Florida motorcycle crash caused by another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, even if you weren’t wearing a helmet. Call today to find out your rights to your potential recovery. Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale motorcycle accident attorney today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].