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Sarasota Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Have you or someone you love been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the action or inaction of a negligent motorist? You may be eligible to bring a case against that individual and receive compensation.

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, Shapiro | Delgado is the staunchest ally in your fight for justice. Millions of dollars in successful settlements and trial verdicts demonstrate our commitment to getting you restitution.

The more you or your loved one waits in the aftermath of a motorcycle injury case, the more challenging it will be to get the damages you seek. Don’t wait – reach out to a Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney today for your free, no-obligation case review.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics In Florida: What Riders Should Know

Florida had the second-highest number of motorcycle registrations in the United States in 2020, trailing behind California with just over 100,000 registrations. Considering California has over 18 million more individuals, Florida has a substantially higher ratio of motorcycle riders.

In Florida, a motorcycle crash is defined by law as “a crash involving any motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, excluding tractors and mopeds. There were 9,126 motorcycle crashes, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), resulting in 586 fatalities in Florida in 2022 alone.

How Does Wearing A Helmet Affect Motorcycle Crashes And Fatalities?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that motorcycle helmets effectively reduce the deaths of motorcycle operators and passengers. Helmets reduce fatalities by 37% for riders and 41% for passengers.

In Florida, a mandatory helmet law affects all motorcycle operators. The Florida Statute requires motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet unless they meet the following exception criteria:

  • Are over the age of 21 with $10,000 in medical insurance coverage
  • Ride in an enclosed motorcycle cab
  • Are over 16 and operating a motorcycle or motorbike with 50cc displacement
  • Are over 16 and are operating a moped that can only go to 30 mph and with two brake horsepower (BHP)

Regardless of whether an individual is wearing a helmet, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to perish in a motor vehicle crash versus an occupant of a standard car, truck, or SUV, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Florida Motorcycle Accident Damages

While calculating a potential monetary settlement or verdict is difficult without knowing the specifics of your case, typically, individuals can receive economic or non-economic damages in motorcycle accident cases.

Under Florida’s statute of limitations in personal injury cases, most motorcycle accident victims have four years to bring their case against the at-fault party.

Motorcyclists Across Florida Trust Shapiro | Delgado

Our legal team is standing by to offer our condolences to you and your loved ones during this trying time. We’re ready to work to fight for your right to maximum compensation during your personal injury case.

In fact, at the firm of Shapiro | Delgado, we have received a $1.3 million settlement for the surviving family of a motorcycle rider and a $250,000 settlement in a separate motorcycle injury case.

Get in touch with our Sarasota motorcycle accident attorneys today for your free, no-obligation case review for your motorcycle accident injury case.