Lauderdale Lakes, Florida: If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Lauderdale Lakes or anywhere else in South Florida, it’s best to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer from our personal injury firm to see if we can assist you. At our personal injury firm, our top priority is to help accident victims in as many ways as possible. We have represented people in Lauderdale Lakes and almost every city in South Florida. If you are in Lauderdale Lakes and can’t come to our office, we will have an attorney come to your home or hospital. Call our office now for immediate assistance.SOME OF OUR SERVICES TO YOU IN LAUDERDALE LAKES:
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According to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County holds the second largest amount of motorcycle fatalities in Florida after Miami-Dade County. There’s no doubt that motorcycles are popular in Florida, considering that it is a popular tourist destination and the weather permits bike events year round. In fact, the FDOT reports that factors such as population and proximity to motorcycle rallies play a part when it comes to determining the numbers of motorcycle accidents and fatalities.
The popularity of motorcycles in also noted nationwide. The U.S. Department of Transportation found that motorcycle registrations have been steadily increasing, from close to 4 million registrations in 1997 to 6,678,958 in 2006 (the latest report). This is a 75 percent increase of motorcycle registrations in a 10 year span, meaning the number of motorcyclists on the road have almost doubled in the U.S.
As the number of motorcyclists continues to rise, so does the number of distracted motor vehicle drivers, which plays a major role in motorcycle accidents. Distracted vehicle driving is when people are driving while trying to do another task that takes their attention from the road. With the recent awareness campaigns on texting and driving, most people are familiar with distracted driving due to texting, however, this is not the only distraction that is hazardous while driving. In fact, eating, applying makeup, daydreaming, and adjusting the radio are just a few examples of dangerous distractions while driving.
The reason why texting is emphasized the most on distraction awareness campaigns is because it requires your eyes off the road (visual), your hands off the wheel (manual), and your mind off of driving (cognitive), which are the 3 main distractions discussed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, found that tasks performed in order to make a phone call such as looking up a contact number and dialing a number increased the crash risk by three times.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident or lost a loved one in tragic motorcycle accident, call our office now toll-free at 1-877-853-7466 for a free consultation. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Call us now!